Study with Thurman E. Scott, Artistic Director and Founder of the award-winning nonprofit Actors Theatre Workshop. Stella Adler said, “Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavsky legacy and of my legacy. He advances acting technique for the next generation.”
All ten classes take place at 145 West 28th Street in the Actors Theatre Workshop’s intimate, professional theater facility.
Tuition for the class is $1,000.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.
To be considered for the class (or to be added to our waiting list) please click on the online application.
The Ten Session Intensive Class is a creative expression acting workshop designed for people from a wide range of backgrounds and professions.
This class will introduce you to the process of how to reveal your creative potential and enhance all of the different areas of your every day life – – your job, your relationships, your ability to articulate new ideas – – and your intuitive, inspirational and philosophical view of life.
You may be a business executive seeking new ideas to increase productivity. Or an educator trying to answer the challenging questions you confront each day by accessing your untapped intuitive, creative insights. Or an actor who hasn’t yet met a teacher with the understanding, talent and commitment to see who you are and guide you toward the expression and fulfillment of your creative vision that has been held deep in your heart.
Mr. Scott’s many years of study and professional experience as a teacher, actor and director creates a surrounding in which students can feel secure. This creative environment allows students to experience their individuality, make effective powerful choices, express new ideas, and begin the process of fulfilling their creative potential.
The Ten Session Intensive will address the following areas:
Freeing Your Emotions
Begin with sensory exercises to free emotional expression, open the imagination and feel movement and life force. This foundation of Scott’s technique allows students to begin to express their talents and develop a powerful presence and creative intelligence.
Opening the Imagination
Learn exercises that further open the imagination. A free and powerful imagination and emotional freedom are the cornerstones that enable actors to bring words, images and ideas to life. Students begin to experience truth and life in a creative state that tunes their creative instruments.
Developing Awareness of What You See
Students present an object they observe in nature-a tree or flower, jewels or a person on the street. This powerful observation exercise allows people to see more of what exists and to be clearer and more specific about everything they encounter in life.
Learning to Choose an Action
Students must discover how to choose an action that will best serve the demands of the play, job or situation. The way we justify our choice must touch our souls. Each choice must create a deep burn and commitment to bring life to the situation. It is often said in acting, “Within the choice lies the talent.”
Script Analysis Leads to Interpretation
In scene study, the ideas on the page must be brought to life-it’s the actor’s job to interpret those ideas. Learning to take impressions from written material opens a path to interpreting the material, leading to a universal truth and an understanding of one’s place in society. This understanding creates safety so the student can relax and allow talent to express itself.
A play has an overall action. An actor cannot play an overall action. But we can take the small steps that represent various events. The way we do the steps of the action shows us how the characters are brought to life and reveals the essence of the play.