Once students have completed the 12-Week Foundation Course, they will be placed by their teacher into an appropriate ongoing Scene Study class. At all levels, students prepare scenes (with partners), Object Exercises (individual), and/or monologs. Work continues on each assignment until satisfying the objectives identified by the instructor. Self-critiquing skills are addressed further to continue developing the actor’s self-reliance.


Foundation Course or Studio Audition

Ongoing Scene Study w/ Howard Fine or Laura Gardner

In Intermediate Scene Study, students work hands-on to continue clarifying, more deeply integrating, and strengthening scene work with the tools of physical destination, inner objects, changes of self, preceding circumstances, emotional and sensory transferences, and other techniques learned in Comprehensive Technique and The Relationship Between Homework and Rehearsal. Instructors also utilize a variety of additional means to aid the actor in creating personal, truthful, organic and immediate moment-to-moment life with the material.

In Advanced Scene Study, the techniques are further strengthened and refined, including particular focus on advancing the actor’s effective self-critiquing skills. Students are expected to have a strong understanding and command of the tools and techniques, so that emphasis may be focused on issues of interpretation and stimulating the imagination leading to more interesting and creative choices. Students are encouraged to identify and hone their strengths first and then stretch by choosing challenging and complex material, both contemporary and classical.

As students have a strong command of the tools, techniques, and self-critiquing skills, focus is on issues of interpretation and more interesting and creative choices. The material chosen is more challenging and complex, allowing the actor to stretch his/her abilities.

Scene Study classes meet once per week for approximately four hours each class. There are four classes per month unless holiday schedules permit fewer.

For Intermediate Scene Study, class size is approximately 15 to 20.

For Advanced Scene Study and Master Class Scene Study, class size is approximately 20 to 30.



All payments must be made before the start of the first class. Students may not attend class or put up work in class until payment is received. We do not sell partial courses or single classes, and we do not pro-rate class fees based on attendance, including for classes missed for any reason. No refunds or credits will be issued for classes not taken. Payments are not per-class, but rather per-course.

Payments may be made online once student is registered.

We accept the following forms of payment:

Personal or Business Check drawn on a U.S.-based bank or Cash

*A $5.00 per-payment discount may be applied to all fees paid by cash or check.

A $20.00 returned-check fee will be assessed for all returned checks. After two returned checks, we reserve the right to request payment in cash or credit card.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, particularly and especially those who do not adhere to our payment policies, who attempt to attend class without paying, and those who stop payment on checks made in payment for classes.

Absence make-ups are at the sole discretion of the teacher. These classes, however, may not be refunded, credited, or pro-rated. We do not sell partial or pro-rated courses.

No refunds or credits will be issued for classes not taken.