Course Description

IN PERSON: As actors, we have an instrument that we must keep in tune and continue to master. In a scene study, actors take a specific scene and work on it in front of an acting instructor or a group of peers. The goal is to receive specific constructive feedback that helps the actor improve. Students should walk away with an understanding of how to craft the arc of a scene, and they will get to practice creating different characters. Timing, focus and taking direction are all part of a scene study. For the first class, students will be asked to have a prepared monologue to present. Subsequent classes will focus on partnered scene work in which students will pair up in order to work on a scene together — collaborating to find a scene that interests both of them. Students will work on that scene both in and out of class, focusing on character building, taking direction and fleshing out the scene. The final class will allow students to showcase the work they have done with a live performance. | Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 12.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Scene Study
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Sep 14, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Classroom - In Person  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Please note: While no previous acting experience is required, students will be expected to focus and engage with their partner both in and out of class. Students need to be prepared with a memorized monologue, one minute long or less, to present the first day of class. The monologue should be something that fits the student's personality. The instructor will share both monologue and partner scene resources and suggestions after registration.

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