Advanced On-Camera Scene Study

Advanced On-Camera Scene Study

Stretch Your Talent

Insights from a Working Actor

Portray Your Characters with Authenticity & Specificity

Do the Work, Find the Truth


Advanced On-Camera Scene Study is for trained actors with substantial on-camera experience looking to deepen emotional connections in demanding complex scenes and explore characters through specific exercises. Scenes will be from film, tv, and camera-friendly theatre selections, assigned at the top of each month along with a new scene partner.

Actors will work on their own and with their partners outside of class to develop and improve their process, incorporating direction and feedback into their in-class performances. With the goal of always bringing more specificity to the role, actors will learn how to fully inhabit the character and their world in a truthful three-dimensional human portrayal.

Advanced On-Camera Scene Study is for you if you...

Are ready to confidently blend direction with your own interpretation. 
Crave a chance to tackle emotionally challenging scenes. 
Want truthful and specific on-camera performances.


After this course, you will…

Know the joy in creating a fully realized human being from words on a page.
Regularly stretch outside your comfort zone and delve into challenging characters.
Define the creative process that takes you from script to set.

Upcoming Dates

Tue January 24 - Tue February 28
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Meets IN PERSON once a week on Tuesdays/6 classes. On-Camera 2 or equivalent required.
Fee: $425/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Advanced On-Camera Scene Study

Instructor: Robert Verlaque

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"Bob provided a safe environment where I felt free to be myself and take risks as an actor. Bob is the best!"
— Julia Udine Christine in Phantom of the Opera
"He's helped me gain confidence and skills in an audition that no other teacher has given me before or since."
"Bob pulls away the curtain of the elusive audition. He crafts clear and simple ways to attack each scene with efficiency and depth. Not only will you have tools to better understand the script in front of you, but will build through your own authenticity, the work that only you can create. It was a blessing to find a teacher so dedicated and simplified in their approach. He pushes an actor toward the utmost truth, and will enlighten the inner life that every actor brings to the table. His experience as an actor within the workforce is wisdom and knowledge, priceless to any actor. Any person looking to understand the craft will walk out of his class much richer in depth."
— Matthew Ballinger, The Deuce, Limitless, Girls.

Robert Verlaque has been a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 30 years and teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York. Recent acting credits include guest star appearances on Netflix’s hit series Umbrella Academy, CBS’s Star Trek-Discovery, and Frankie Drake Mysteries for PBS. Robert has guest starred on Jessica Jones, Boardwalk Empire, Saving Hope, Warehouse 13, Cracked, Reign and recurring Judge Gus Benjamin on Suits.

His film credits include The Games Maker opposite Joseph Fiennes and Ed Asner. Robert co-starred with Tracy Letts in the film Indignation, written and directed by James Schamus. He performed in New York in the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Road to Damascus.