Beginning Scene Study

Beginner Scene Study

Become a True Collaborator

Discover the Heart of the Scene

Bring Yourself to the Work

Be Fully Present with Your Scene Partner


The Beginning Scene Study class provides new actors a space to slow down, breathe, and work with their scene partner to bring a story to life. Building on the exercises taught in the beginner acting technique classes*, Pamela Scott and Tommy Buck assign partners to explore scene work. Each pair will use relationships, emotional preparation, and the beginning of character work to advance their technique. This course is ongoing with the option for actors to re-enroll at the start of each session to continue developing their work.

*Prerequisite: Beginning Acting Technique or equivalent 

Invest in this class if you...

Seek personal and supportive critique.
Want to discover the importance of moment-to-moment work and consistent practice.
Worry that your character creation muscles will be out of shape for your next role.


After this course, you will…

Take your time in a scene, trusting that you are enough.
Stop trying to make the scene work and start discovering what’s in front of you.
Express who you are and what you’re feeling through your character’s words.


Upcoming Dates

Sun June 16 - Sun July 14
11:00am - 2:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: PAMELA SCOTT. Meets IN PERSON once a week on Sundays. (NO CLASS 06/30)
Fee: $295/4 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Fri July 12 - Fri August 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: TOMMY BUCK Meets IN PERSON once a week on Fridays.
Fee: $365/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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In-Studio classes require proof of full vaccination before enrolling. Masks are encouraged but not required. We reserve the right to adjust these policies at any time. Click here to see our in-studio guidelines.

Bring Yourself to the work

Instructors: Pamela Scott, Tommy Buck 

Ready to apply?

  • This is an open level class and no audition is required. You can apply online. 
  • Select the LOG IN/CREATE ACCOUNT button submit your application. 
  • Questions? Call us at 212-741-0209 or send an email to so we can help.
Pamela Scott

Pamela Scott


Pamela Scott is very proud to be a member of the T. Schreiber School of Theatre and Film teaching faculty. She has taught and directed there since 2003. Pamela was previously a full time guest director and teacher at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for 12 years and a teacher of on camera acting classes and film genre classes at The N.Y. Conservatory for Dramatic Arts for 5 years.
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Tommy Buck

Tommy Buck


Tommy Buck is best known for his work on the Emmy nominated HBO series The Deuce. He's also landed major roles on Gotham, Law & Order: SVU, Ray Donovan and the Emmy Award winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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"Pam is a gifted leader. The environment she creates is incredibly nurturing, warm, and inviting." — Don D
"I wouldn’t dream of doing an audition or film without first coaching with Pam." — Julia Garner (Ozark, Waco, The Associate, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)
“I’ve been coached by the best and Tommy Buck is one of them. I worked with Tommy before booking my last two jobs: Power and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” — Ned Van Zandt
“Tommy Buck is not only a very gifted actor, but a talented coach as well. He has an eye for simplifying the audition down to exactly what is needed to book it!” — Helen LeRoy - Woke, The Resident, Hillbilly Elegy