Scene Study 2

HB Studio offers both online classes and in-person classes at the Studio. Before your first class, please review the information outlined on the relevant page(s). Class titles below indicate which are running online vs. in person.


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 Scene Study 2, you will apply the lessons of Acting 1 and 2 to the preparation, rehearsal, and presentation of scenes, focusing on contemporary realist plays (mid-20th century to present). Scenes are presented in class for critique, then reworked to explore and apply feedback. Technique exercises may be introduced diagnostically to address problems as they arise.

SCENE STUDY 2 INSTRUCTORS: Michael Beckett | Mark Nelson


FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Actors in Mark Nelson’s class are asked to come to the first session with either:

  • a prepared monologue (no more than 3 minutes)
  • or, a prepared scene with a partner in the class (no more than 5 minutes)

Expected rehearsal time outside of class: 3-6 hours / week

*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