Verve Studios

Verve Studios Amanda Melby Scene Study
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. 

Scene Study is ongoing.  Entrance into the class is through audition or completion of THE CORE. Frequently Asked Questions

2019 Industry Showcase is scheduled for June 24. 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 25-June 24; Sept 30-Dec 16, 2019
6:30-9:30 pm | Amanda Melby, Coach

Term 1: March 25- April 29 | $275
Term 2: May 6-June 24. Off May 27. | $275
Industry Showcase: June 24.
Off July -August.
Term 3: Sept 30-Nov 4. | $275
Term 4: Nov 11-Dec 16. | $275
Special Guest Artist Master Class: Dec 16.

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.

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Verve Studios Amanda Melby Scene Study

The Master 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.

Master Class (Scene Mash Up)#
Tuesdays, Jan 22- Feb 26, 2019
6:30-9:30 pm

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