Script Analysis with Terry Schreiber

Script Analysis Class with Terry Schreiber

Delve Into the Words with the Founding Director

Understand the Text So You Can Let it Breathe

Remember That Plot is the Result of Character, Not You

Study With One of the Top Acting Teachers of Our Generation

“The about words.”

Terry Schreiber

How do you use a script to build a living, breathing world on-stage? Actors, directors, playwrights alike: Your script is your Bible. Study it, and it will light your path. This Script Analysis class uses Checkov plays to explore theme, spine, event metaphor, actions, and behavior.

What Is Script Analysis and Why Is it Important?

Script Analysis is detective work. Under each line there are layers of meaning relating to each character and the overall story arc. For actors and directors, the more you understand of a script, the better your acting choices become. And that, make a captivating performance. For playwrights, the more urgent your scenes. Terry Schreiber brings 51 years of directing and teaching to this special Script Analysis class. Influenced by the work of Harold Clurman, Terry guides actors, directors and playwrights through the process of preparing a script or full production book. Terry Schreiber has worded with hundreds of actors including Edward Norton, Peter Sarsgaard, Jon Orsini & Debra Jo Rupp.

Script Analysis is for you if you...

Feel lost looking for your character’s motivation.
Are ready to make your directorial debut.
Want to captivate your next audience.


After this course, you will…

Have the tools to take on any script or production book.
Stop shrinking from heady text and start falling in love with the words.
Know how to confidently prepare yourself for the intimidating audition.


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Upcoming Dates

Thu October 7 - Thu November 4
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $375/5 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Instructor: Terry Schreiber

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“Now, when I rewrite a play, the tools I learned from the ‘script analysis’ class take me from confusion to clarity.”

Sheila Walsh, Playwright

“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 collaborative 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

Featured in Eva Mekler’s The New Generation of Acting Teachers, Terry Schreiber has been teaching and directing for over 51 years. On Broadway he directed the Tony-nominated play K2The 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.