1. Scene Study & Workshops

  2. The Text and Scene Study Classes offer students a chance to learn, develop, and perfect their craft under the focused guidance of an instructor and in the presence of their peers.  Each of our teachers brings years of professional experience and study to these ongoing classes, which are enrolled on a month-to-month basis to conform to the busy life of the professional actor.  Admission to these classes is highly selective, and an interview with each prospective student is required before enrollment.  In some cases, an audition may be required as well.


  3. Surrounding our core teacher-mentors are brilliant specialists.  Three or four times a year, these immensely gifted and experienced trainers conduct workshops that concentrate on particular aspects of the actor's craft: voice, body, language, style, comedy, the classics - including Shakespeare, song, on-camera, and audition.  Together with the core text & scene study, the specialist workshops help our actors devise their own training program.  I invite you to join us. 


 
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Scene Study

MICHAEL HOWARD


Michael Howard’s Master Class in Text and Scene Study is for the accomplished, professional actor who seeks the challenge of working with an experienced group of peers and one of the country’s most renowned acting coaches.  Michael is always eager to meet new students who are ready to take their work to the highest level of training.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED. 


AUDITION/INTERVIEW required.


Please email us to submit a headshot/resume for consideration.


                                                                                        Tuesdays

                                                                                1:00PM - 6:00PM

                                                                                $345.00 per month

 

POLINA KLIMOVITSKAYA


Polina’s work focuses on the powerful traditions of the Russian theatre while embracing newer theories of performance from Europe.  With students from all over the world, her world-renowned class provides a creative space for actors to grow and develop among a group of dedicated artists each of whom brings unique histories and skill sets to their work.


                                                                                            Fridays

                                                                                    2:00PM - 5:00PM

                                                                                        $265 per month

 

MICHAEL COLBY JONES

*NEW beginning October 2017



Michael Colby Jones is excited to add this new professional scene study class to his voice and coaching  here at Michael Howard Studios. As a Registered Rodenburg Teacher (RRT), Michael employs a combination of specialized approaches unified by breath and presence to engage each individual artist’s creativity to personalize the text, and liberate character imperatives to drive the story. Teaching at top university conservatory programs including NYU Tisch and Ithaca College, Michael creates a warm and safe environment to encourage vulnerability and creative risk taking. Having worked in the full array of media - screen to contemporary stage to classical text - Michael brings his techniques to bear on a broad spectrum of material in class, making all accessible and full vested through simplicity. “Simple isn’t easy, but it’s true.”


                                                                                           Tuesdays

                                                                                    7:00PM - 10:00PM

                                                                                        $265 per month

 
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ANGELA PIETROPINTO


Angela Pietropinto (Show Me A Hero, Welcome To The Dollhouse) is a working actor in all realms of the industry. Her scene study class is geared to give its participants a process that they can rely upon; a process rooted in astute text analysis and the ability to make bold choices - the selection of strong objectives, formidable obstacle, meaningful pre-lives, personalization, and varied actions. Angela is renowned for her hands on teaching style and is recommended by some of the top agencies and casting directors for her transformational work with the actor



Thursdays,

3:00PM - 6:00PM

$265 per month

 

All payments are due in full before the first class of the month.  No prorating.

GABRIELLE BERBERICH


Gabrielle is a casting director, writer, and producer for film and television, as well as the owner of Michael Howard Studios.  She follows up her immensely popular Acting for Film & Television Workshop with this on-going Scene Study Class.  Through scene work and text analysis, this class will focus on the passionate pursuit of artistic growth and evolution of today’s actor in the American Theatre including stage, film, and television.  In addition, it will serve to assist actors in the craft of acting as a business.  Together, this class will have the occasion to draw from the insight and experience of industry guests, including working actors, directors, producers, agents, and managers.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.





Wednesday

3:00PM - 6:00PM

$290 per month

 

YOUNG ACTOR ADVANCED TEEN SCENE STUDY

with Brett Goldstein


This 8-week class is for teens who are serious about exploring the actor’s craft. Exercises, games, and improvisations are used to free the imagination while emphasizing listening, observation, and the importance of working as an ensemble. Actors will learn physical and vocal warm-ups, the basics of Shakespearean verse, text analysis, and audition technique. The heart of the class is the rehearsal of scenes from great plays and screenplays in a challenging, but fun and supportive environment.



Saturdays; March 3rd - April 21st

1:00PM - 3:00 PM

*Doors will be open before and after class for rehearsal

$365 for 8-week Session

                        ADAM SWARTZ


Adam utilizes his experience and understanding as an actor and playwright to help actors actualize their artistic potential. His Scene Study class is crafted to nurture the full spectrum of abilities required for today’s actor. In scene work, he asks not only “What does the character want/need?” but also, “What does the actor need in order to fully commit, not only to the present moment, but also to the long-run of one’s career?” He believes the ultimate goal of acting is the ability to go beyond oneself into the unknown. His ongoing students learn practical tools to cultivate their own inner-strengths.



Mondays

  7:00PM – 10:00PM

   $265 per month