Scene Study/Exercise for Working Actors

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels

*Voted Favorite Scene Study Class — 1st Annual Backstage Reader’s Choice Award*


Instructors: Terry Schreiber, Peter Jensen, Susan Pilar, Pamela Scott

Scenes are explored for clarity of events, individual objectives, beats and intentions. An emphasis is placed on character behavior, activities, inner monologue and emotional life. Exercises are used to help actors dive into a character’s physical and emotional life, increase relaxation and concentration, and open up the actor’s instrument and imagination. Personal, thorough and supportive critiques are given about each individual’s work. An audition is required for all scene study classes. Each class meets once a week. Enrollment is on a monthly basis to allow flexibility with scheduling. These classes are popular with working actors who want a ‘gym’ to keep them on top of their craft while auditioning and booking work.

To apply with your picture and resume or for more information please email Please write “Scene Study/Exercise” in the subject line.

Audition/interview required for all classes. Please call (212)741-0209 or email to schedule. 


Terry Schreiber: Advanced Acting

“Terry has been great at getting the work to be as truthful as it can possibly be. And how deep you can be of giving yourself in a safe environment. He has also been a great mentor as well as friend.” -Omar Bustamante (recently seen as Jackie in The Motherf**ker with the Hat at TSS)

“Terry brought me through the doorway of my potential as an actress.” -Betty Buckley

  • Mondays, 1:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Tuesdays, 1:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Fridays, 1:00PM – 6:00PM- Script Analysis/ Scene Study

    FEE: $335 per month (4 classes)

Peter Jensen: Intermediate/Advanced Acting

“Peter Jensen. Hands. Down. He has taught me every single (good) thing I know. He has this way of guiding you toward discovery, on your own. He makes you think.” -Viviana Valeria (recently seen as Veronica in The Motherf**ker with the Hat at TSS) 

  • Tuesdays, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

  • Wednesdays, 6:30PM – 11:30PM

    FEE: $335 per month (4 classes)

Susan Pilar: Beginning/Intermediate Acting

“Susan has taken me further as an actor than I could ever have imagined.” 

  • Tuesdays, 6:30PM – 10:30PM
  • FEE: $320 per month (4 classes)

Pamela Scott: Beginning Acting/ Scene Study

“Pam is a gifted leader. I’ve had a tremendous experience in her class. The environment she creates is incredibly nurturing, warm, and inviting.” – Don D.

  • Saturdays, Technique – 11:30am – 2:30pm, Scene Study 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Sundays, Scene Study – 11:30am – 2:30pm, Technique 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • FEE: $260 per month (4 classes)

NOTE: A one-time-only, non-refundable registration fee of $75 is charged to new students.

All students are required to read and agree to the Studio Policies.