Discover Your Acting Blocks
Create From a Freely Imaginative Place
Be Present and Grounded in Your Work
HBO's Jamie Neumann
Scene Study is an actor’s gym - a place for you to hone your craft and keep your skills sharp. It’s an environment for actors to get their reps in, continually tackling new material and gaining confidence in their process. How are you keeping your artistic self in shape?
Considered some of the best scene study classes in New York City, Peter Jensen’s courses have a following with award-nominated actors and television series regulars. These scene study classes provide an environment for experienced actors to enhance their ability to act from a deeply personal and freely imaginative place, bringing spontaneity and truthfulness to their work. Tools and exercises will be incorporated with scene work to develop the actor’s instrument and build technique.
These ongoing Scene Study classes meet once a week in-person or online and are offered in cycles of 4 or 6 weeks. Once you have joined an ongoing class, you may re-enroll to continue developing your work.
Scene Study with Peter is for you if you...
Need help taking risks and making more interesting acting choices.
Have acting blocks you want to address.
Want to incorporate improvisation in your character and relationship development.
After this course, you will…
Incorporate new tools and exercises to deepen your character work.
Connect with your body and inner life more deeply within your own in-home environment.
Reinforce your authenticity by personalizing and pursuing your character objectives.
Tuesdays or Wednesdays (4-week cycles)
For the first class, actors will bring in prepared on-camera sides or a monologue of their choosing. For the remainder of the 4-week cycle, actors will work in partners on an assigned scene from a play. In-depth work and exercises designed to help you tap into your inner life and imagination will begin with first reads and move into prior improvs and private moments, putting it all together for a final time up in the 4th class.
Thursdays (6-week cycles)
Actors will bring in a monologue of their choosing for the first class and engage in a group warmup, sensory work, and/or repetition exercises. Peter will then assign scenes from a play for actors to develop their character work and deepen their personal process. Classwork includes character exercises, opening beats, physical exploration, and prior improvs, in addition to rehearsals of the scene for feedback and further development. In future months, actors will be assigned a new partner and a new scene to continue developing and strengthening their process.
In-Studio classes require proof of full vaccination before enrolling.
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Scene Study with Peter Jensen
Instructor: Peter Jensen
Ready to apply?
- This is an intermediate/advanced level class. You can apply online. An audition is required.
- If you’re new to T. Schreiber Studio, select the LOG IN/CREATE ACCOUNT button to sign up and submit your application. We will contact you with the information you need to submit your audition.
- Questions? Call us at 212-741-0209 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help.
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Prior to joining T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre as Artistic Director, Peter Jensen was a member of the Core Faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and served as the 3rd year Academy Company Director. He studied with Terry Schreiber, Uta Hagen, Chuck Olsen (Actor’s Studio), 78th Street Theatre Lab. Directing credits at T. Schreiber include Hot L Baltimore, nominated for NYIT Outstanding Production, Balm in Gilead winner of the 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Production The Pillowman, Lobby Hero, Joking Apart, Hurlyburly, A Taste of Honey, Marvin’s Room, You Can’t Take It With You, The Real Inspector Hound, The Actor’s Nightmare, Fifth of July and Doubt.