Explore how to apply a backstory to your characters, while working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues.
Scene Study provides the best opportunity for the committed actor to flex their acting muscles and refine their craft on a consistent basis. Actors are taught the foundations of technique through opening emotional exercises which are used to warm up the actor’s instrument, and introduce the tools that will be applied to their scene work.
This weekly workout allows actors to test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment, while discovering their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained director’s eye.
• To ensure each actor has the opportunity to work during the session, class sizes are limited to 12-16 students
• Students are encouraged to work on challenging material that requires them to go deeper into the work.
• Scene study class for beginning actors is a fundamental course for those who are new to acting or have some related experience. Actors are taught the foundations of technique through opening emotional exercises which are used to warm up the actor’s instrument and teach them the tools that will later be applied to their scene work. Students explore how to apply their backstory to the characters they are creating by working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues. Emphasis is placed on learning how to make the best physical, emotional, and vocal choices.
• Scene study in Los Angeles for Intermediate/Advanced students are tailored for actors who have had a few years of professional experience. Actors continue to build on their foundation of technique with opening emotional exercises that are used to warm up the actor’s instrument. Students challenge and stretch themselves by working on bold and daring material that requires them to go deeper into the work.
Michelle Danner’s Los Angeles drama school has one of the best scene study acting classes I have ever taken. In scene study the main objective is to understand and work on different acting techniques and methods for any sort of play. Whether you prefer dramatic, comedic, contemporary or classic scenes/monologues you can bring it to class and work with it while a professional teacher gives you feedback and works you through it. At The Michelle Danner Acting Studio they use methods from Lee Strasberg, Konstantin Stanislavski and Stella Adler, plus many others, as the philosophy of this school is to find the key and techniques that suit you the best.
In my current scene study class, we are all working on a play together and learning how to rehearse while finding the best way to understand and getting to know our character’s personality, behavior and objectives. This makes my acting and projection of my character a lot better and more believable as I’m beginning to understand how to feel this other persona under my skin. I am no longer just acting but actually embodying my character.
*Los Angeles Acting School in California, contact information: call 310-302-0815