Scene Study – Studio Practice: Invitational

NOTE: Mercedes Ruehl is taking a hiatus from teaching. We will notify the community as soon as her return is planned.

Additional Scene Study Studio Practice classes with Keith David and Jonathan Lynn have been added.

Presented by: Mercedes Ruehl – 

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. Returning students may join Part B without taking Part A. If you are new to this class, you are required to take the full 10 weeks (Parts A & B).

Scene study with Mercedes Ruehl is an invite-only class 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 powerful, unexpectedly revealed.

This class is open by invitation only, and requires an application from new students. We ask you to please read the below information carefully before proceeding.

Ms. Ruehl teaches two classes:

  • Tuesday class offered in two 5-week parts (Part A & B)
  • Thursday class offered in two 5-week parts (Part A & B)

FOR NEW STUDENTS of Ms. Ruehl: We invite you to apply for the Tuesday class. New students are required to sign up for the full ten weeks by enrolling in both 5-week parts (Parts A&B).  The Thursday class is not open to new students. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and you will be contacted on the status of your application. If you have previously applied and have already been approved, you do not need to apply again. Apply at this link.

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS of Ms. Ruehl: We invite you to register for either the Tuesday class or the Thursday class without submission or audition. You have the option to sign up for just a single 5-week section of either class (Part A or B) or the full 10 weeks.

Expected rehearsal time outside of class: 3+ hours/week

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

Returning students may join Part B without taking Part A: