Scene Study - Studio Practice Workshop

Presented by Jessica Hecht

Jessica Hecht leads this special 4-session scene study workshop for professional performers who desire to return to, or maintain an ongoing relationship with a dynamic and fertile state of learning. The goal: to use the specifics of language, action, subtext, circumstance, and relationships in order to connect with the work at the deepest most personal level. You are encouraged to push boundaries with the aim of building ever more complex characters and situations, allowing and exploring what is powerfully, unexpectedly revealed.

For the first day of class: Please choose 2-3 minutes — a monologue, or a scene where one character is particularly dominant — from a play written in the past 70 years, highlighting a character you feel you would be cast to play. You do no need to have it fully memorized, but do work to break down the scene and rehearse as if you were going to audition with this material.

Also identify the first scene you would like to work on during the four session class, preferably (but not exclusively) by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Susan Lori Parks, Sarah Ruhl, or Richard Greenberg.

Current and Upcoming