"I have been given so much by my experience at studio. i have been guided and taught by my favorite teachers that I've ever had and have had profound discoveries as an actor in classes." — comedy student silas gordon brigham


The Actor’s Process

Instructors: Bannon, Garner, Kammann, Yglesias Silver
Develop and sharpen self-awareness, observation, creative imagination, improvisational skills, and the articulate use of the body and voice. Build and heighten responsiveness to action. Work on a monologue.
No prerequisite: Call for placement

Principles of Realism

Instructors: Arthur, Burke Pitt, Debelack, Paris, Wells
Develop a process using stimulus-response, motivation, characterization, interplay, text, and subtext. Includes pantomimes, improvisation, and scene work on a character from a realistic play. Recommended in conjunction with Movement 1.
No prerequisite: Call for placement

Character and Emotion

Instructors: Arthur, Paris, Seiden
Further develop skills in characterization, realistic playing, and emotional connection. Recommended in conjunction with
Voice 1.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the faculty after successful completion of Principles of Realism.


Shakespeare 1

Instructors: Burke Pitt, Seiden, Zinoman
Learn classical acting techniques, focusing on vocal and physical clarity, textual interpretation, vocal-emotional connections, diction, the use of imagery and tone color, utilizing soliloquies and scene study.
Recommended in conjunction with Classical Voice and Movement.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Character and Emotion

Greek Tragedy

Instructor: Debelack
Explore choruses, monologues, and scenes from the work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Emphasis is on oral interpretation and physical control to deepen emotional connection while working in an ensemble.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shakespeare 1

Shakespeare 2

Instructor: Zinoman
An advanced course which deepens the actor’s experience in classical style, includes rigorous work in the preparation of monologues and scenes. Special emphasis is on the interpretation of text and vocal intensity.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shakespeare 1 and Comedy, or permission of instructor



Instructor: Paris
An advanced class in comedic technique and style. Scene work in four periods: Commedia dell’arte to Shakespeare, Restoration, Comedy of Wit and Manners, and Modern Comedy.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shakespeare 1 and Greek Tragedy

Shaw, Ibsen, Chekhov

Instructor: Zinoman
An advanced scene study workshop, focusing on multi-dimensional characters.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shakespeare 1 and Comedy, or permission of instructor

Beckett, Pinter, Albee, Mamet

Instructor: Zinoman
An advanced scene study class exploring the styles of the modernist masters.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor


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There are no prerequisites for Actor’s Process or Principles of Realism.

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