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SCENE STUDY # | ACTING FOUNDATIONS 4
Partnered Scenes, Monologues, Solo Hagen Exercies

An actor is always working on her craft.  When you’re not working, you should be in class. Scene Study is for working actors and for those that have the desire and work ethic to be a working actor. Verve’s Scene Study class is a safe, vigorous, nurturing environment for you to build and practice your technique.  Only through long-term training will you achieve your goals, stretch your previously held limitations, and learn to be flexible and adaptable while remaining true to the character and the script. 

Through partnered scene work, monologues, and solo Uta Hagen exercises, you will learn to create truthful, organic moment-to-moment life on stage on a weekly basis.  The combination of expert coaching and self-critique will allow you to identify and articulate what is working and what isn’t, and most importantly, why. 

While Scene Study is an Acting Foundations class, students must be experienced before entering. To meet the pre-requisite, complete Acting Foundations: 1. Core Technique, Acting Foundations: 2. Whole Body Acting, Acting Foundations: 3. Get Personal or through an Audition.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2020 Industry Showcase is scheduled for June 15. Term 1 and Term 2 attendance required to participate in Showcase. For the December guest artist Master Class, attendance in Term 3 and 4 are required.

Required Reading: Uta Hagen’s A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR & Richard Boleslavsky’s ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS

 

MONDAYS March 23-June 15 | Sept 28-Dec 14, 2020
6:30-9:30 pm | Amanda Melby, Coach

3/16/20: UPDATE - class is available via ZOOM - a remote participation option until restrictions are lifted.

Term 1: March 23-April 27, 2020 | $300
Term 2: May 4-June 15. Off May 25. | $300
Industry Showcase: Was scheduled for June 15; postponed TBD.
Off July-August.
Term 3: Sept 28-Nov 2. | $300
Term 4: Nov 9-Dec 14. | $300
Special Guest Artist (TBA) Master Class: Dec 14

18 HOURS OF CLASS!
3-hour class once a week for six weeks.
Maximum: 14 students.
Minimum deposit of 1/2 of full tuition must be put down to secure spot in the class. Balance is due by the first class.

Verve Studios Amanda Melby Scene Study
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#Both classes have pre-requisites
*+$25 registration fee for new students.


SCENE STUDY with Laura Winstin#


 

The Class challenges the seasoned professional to dig deeper into character development by implementing the tools learned in the prerequisite courses Breathing In The Physical Character Levels One and Two.  It demands an increased level of concentration by exploring an advanced acting technique through a “mash-up” scene study and a more in-depth rehearsal process by examining the subtleties and nuances of sub-textual levels found within the text and character development.  Physical and vocal demands are increase as the level of work becomes deeper and more authentic.  Led by Laura Winstin ; this class is by invitation only.

Scene Study (Scene Mash Up)#
Tuesdays, Jan 21-Feb 25, 2020
6:30-9:30 pm

18 HOURS OF CLASS!
3-hour class once a week for six weeks.
Maximum: 14 students.
Minimum deposit of 1/2 of full tuition must be put down to secure spot in the class. Balance is due by the first class.

Verve Studios Laura Winstin Scene Study