Scene Study – Studio Practice: Invitational

Presented by: Mercedes Ruehl – 

Welcome! We’re glad you’re interested in taking the Scene Study Studio Practice class with Mercedes Ruehl at HB Studio.

For Winter Term 2020, Ms. Ruehl will be teaching two sections of this class. Both class sections are open by invitation only. We ask you please read the below information carefully before proceeding.

If this will be your first time studying with Ms. Ruehl, we invite you to submit an application form: link here for her Tuesday evening class or for the full 10 weeks of her Thursday evening class (both parts A & B). New students must sign up for the full 10 weeks in order to acquire knowledge of vocabulary used in the class. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and you will be contacted on the status of your application. There is a possibility that you might be contacted at a later date to arrange an audition.
Please note, the Tuesday weekly evening section and the full 10 weeks of the Thursday evening class (both parts A & B) is open to new students who have been approved through a submitted application, previously approved students, and returning students who have previously studied with Ms. Ruehl. Either Part A or Part B (for 5 weeks only) of the Thursday section is only open to returning students who have previously completed a class with Ms. Ruehl. Also please note, if you have studied with Ms. Ruehl at HB Studio previously or been previously approved for class with Ms. Ruehl, you are welcome to register without submission or audition.


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.

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). 

Current and Upcoming