Acting 2

All classes will be held online via Zoom until we are able to resume classes at the Studio. 


Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10 week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A. 


In Acting 2, you continue developing the techniques from Acting 1, now applied toward scene work and the demands of crafting and scoring a role. You’ll use Uta Hagen’s object exercises to build habits of attention and unlock your rehearsal process. You’ll apply improvisation to the exploration of character and circumstances, and develop an approach to  preparation. Among the skills you’ll practice: discerning beats, intentions, obstacles, and conflict; choosing actions; sensing the turning points in the text; substitution/personalization; endowment of sensory conditions; working with expectations and previous circumstances; finding immediacy in the give and take.

When choosing an Acting 2 class, please refer to instructors’ teaching statements and bios, found on the faculty page, for greater detail about each one’s approach to meeting the course goals. Every instructor brings their own methods and experience and teaching styles vary. You are encouraged to read about and audit the classes of each instructor to find the right fit for you:

ACTING 2 INSTRUCTORS
Michael BeckettDavid DeblingerJackson Moran


Recommended reading*: A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR by Uta Hagen.
Recommended viewing*: UTA HAGEN’S ACTING CLASS documentary.

*Recommended for classes with Jackson Moran. None for classes with Michael Beckett or David Deblinger.


**Please review registration prerequisites before enrolling (on the right-hand side of this page on desktop or below on mobile). 

You may join Part B without taking Part A:

Current and Upcoming