Acting 2

With the start of Spring Term, beginning the week of March 30, until we are able to resume classes at the Studio, the following Acting 2 classes will be held online via Zoom Conferencing. More classes will be added to the list in the coming days. Please check back soon:

Acting 2 with David Deblinger | Saturdays, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Acting 2 with Michael Beckett | Saturdays, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Acting 2 with Jackson Moran | Mondays, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Michael BeckettDavid DeblingerJackson Moran | Paul Pryce | Trudy Steibl

Required reading*: A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR by Uta Hagen.
Recommended viewingUTA HAGEN’S ACTING CLASS documentary.
Available for purchase online via our registration system or in-person at the registration office.

*Required for classes with Trudy Steibl only. Recommended for classes with Paul Pryce and Jackson Moran. None for classes with Michael Beckett nor David Deblinger.

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

For more information on other HB Studio acting classes in NYC, please feel free to download our course catalog.

Current and Upcoming