Script Analysis with Terry Schreiber

“I was searching for a playwriting class, I audited three different teachers and none were the right fit. By chance, I read about Terry Schreiber’s ’Script Analysis’ class for actors and directors. I had watched a ‘YouTube’ with Tony award playwright, Simon Stephens- in it, he said ‘script analysis’ was a great tool for playwrights when it’s time for rewrites. I signed up for Terry’s six week course- four hours every Thursday (with homework!) The sessions were exactly what I was searching for. Terry’s passion and knowledge of the theater energized me and being in a class with actors and directors gave me a new perspective of the collaborate spirit of theater. Now, when I rewrite a play, the tools I learned from the ‘script analysis’ class take me from confusion to clarity. I now enjoy the rewriting process! I highly recommend this class.”- Sheila Walsh, Playwright

Script Analysis Master Workshop

For Actors, Directors and Playwrights
with Terry Schreiber

Thursdays, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
October 20 – December 7, 2016 (no class Nov 24)
Fee: $450 – 6 weeks ($395 if taken concurrently with scene study)

SCRIPT:  The Homecoming – one of Harold Pinter’s most tumultuous plays.

Terry Schreiber brings 48 years of directing and teaching to this special summer Script Analysis workshop. Influenced by the work of Harold Clurman, Terry will give actors, directors and playwrights the steps to prepare a script and full production book. Concentration will be on the use of theme, spine, event metaphor, actions and behavior. This process will fully prepare the actor for auditions, building the character and rehearsals. The director will be given an invaluable blueprint for casting, rehearsing, and communicating with designers. The playwright will deepen their understanding of character, theme and the construction of a well-made play. It will be an intense 6 week class including homework and working with partners. Enrollment is limited to 10 people. By interview or teacher recommendation.


Instructor: Terry Schreiber

Featured in Eva Mekler’s The New Generation of Acting Teachers, Terry Schreiber has been teaching and directing for over 46 years. On Broadway he directed the Tony-nominated play K2, The Trip Back Down starring John Cullum, and Devour the Snow. Off-Broadway his directing credits include Desire Under the Elms at The Roundabout Theatre with Kathy Baker and Feedlot at Circle Repertory with Jeff Daniels. He has directed at regional theatres around the country including The Guthrie Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Hartman Theatre Co., Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Buffalo Arena Stage (directing Celeste Holm and Betty Buckley), and George Street Playhouse. Internationally, Terry has directed numerous American plays in Japan and has taught at the French American Cinema Theatre in Paris. He he has directed Yasmine B Rana’s” THE FALLEN and BLOOD SKY at the Studio, and last Spring’s production of Tennessee Williams’, SUMMER AND SMOKE. Other productions at the studio include:Hedda Gabler, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Orpheus Descending, The Iceman Cometh, Suddenly Last Summer, Summer and Smoke, Miss Julie, Joe Egg, Hamlet, Of Mice and Men, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Birthday Party, The Homecoming, How I Learned to Drive, Sweet Bird of Youth, Night of the Iguana, The Real Thing, The Cherry Orchard, The Changing Room, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Terry’s first book,Acting: Advanced Technique for the Actor, Director, & Teacher is in its third printing, and his Producing on a Short Shoelace is now available in E-book form and deals with his many years of producing and directing Off-Off Broadway.


For more information, give us a call, 212-741-0209, or send us an email Please write “Script Analysis” in the subject line.


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