OPEN ACCESS SCENE STUDY
Open Access Scene Study is a brand new series of classes (which can be taken in any order) from the Howard Fine Acting Studio. They are designed for students who wish to jump straight into exploring the techniques we champion and, unlike our regular Scene Study classes, do not require students to be graduates of our Foundation, Process, Full Time or Part Time programs.
Students are paired with a scene partner and then allocated a play from The Studio’s extensive library of modern classics and esteemed works. In addition to their work in class, students are expected to rehearse their scenes outside of class each week.
Open Access Scene Study will use the fundamental acting techniques as a platform to explore and develop the actors' craft, rehearsal process and script analysis. Actors will discover techniques that allow them to consistently live authentically during performances, with a strong connection to the life of their character, their emotional circumstances and the world of the play.
As part of the program, participants attend Howard Fine's Melbourne Master Class on Saturday 17 and Sunday 8 November. This part of the class (valued at $200) gives actors the opportunity to observe Howard's tuition directly and cement ideas and concepts being explored in class.
This class is applicable for actors of all experience levels. Those new to acting will gain insight and technical ability, whilst seasoned professionals will learn ways to dramatically deepen their work.
This class will be taught by Howard Fine Acting Studio's co-Founder and Director Philip Hayden.
CONTACT HOURS AND DATES
Thursdays, 25 October - 6 December (6:30-9:30pm)*
*There is no class on Thursday 15 November due to the Master Class
PLUS Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November - 9am-6pm**
**Master Class audit with Howard Fine which is optional but encouraged
WHAT TO PREPARE
Students must download and read the free studio ebook (this will take about 15 minutes to read) and watch Howard Fine’s Acting Advice Season 1 and 2 (plus the mini-season called Eight Steps Lecture Excerpts) on The Studio's YouTube channel (this will take about 20 minutes).
Philip Hayden - a career actor who has performed roles on London's West End, in classic HBO drama Band of Brothers, in the hit Stan show Romper Stomper, been a semi regular on children's television for the BBC and for award-winning Australian theatre Company Red Stitch.