congratulations on enrolling in acting technique for teens

We look forward to welcoming you to The Studio as part of our teen class soon! Please note, there is a small amount of homework that needs to be completed prior to the course beginning, so please read all the information below carefully, and email if you have any questions. 

pre-course homework

Students will need to prepare and memorise one contemporary monologue (1 - 2 minutes in length). It is advised that you read the entire script from which your monologue is taken, and remember to answer these key questions about your character when preparing:

- Who am I talking to and what is my relationship to that person?

- What do I want?

- Where have I just come from?

- What am I doing now?

- Where am I going next?

If you are having trouble choosing a monologue, please contact the office on and we will be glad to help you. 

It is also highly recommended that you read 'Fine on Acting' by Howard Fine before commencing this class. The book is available online or at The Studio for $35. Please contact The Studio ahead of time to make sure we have a copy in stock.

What to bring to class: 

  • 2 printed copies of your chosen monologue
  • A notepad and pen (and a backup pen!)
  • Voice recorder (most smart phones are capable of this)
  • Bottle of water and snacks

Students are encouraged to read Howard’s book ‘Fine On Acting: A Vision of the Craft’, which is available for purchase at The Studio for $35 (please do contact us first to see if there are any copies available.) We also sell Howard's book via our website, which you can purchase by clicking here. The book is also available via online retailers such as The Book Depository and and Amazon. 

course dates and class times

For more information on course dates and times please refer to the Classes page.


There are various procedures and guidelines in place here at The Studio in relation to the space and how to utilise it so everyone can enjoy a clean and safe working environment. Please read The Studio Information Pack, which includes information on kitchen use, rehearsal space hire, parking and public transport, etc. You can access it by clicking here. Please take the time to read this carefully, as it will hopefully answer a lot of your questions prior to beginning the course.

get social

Our students are the most important part of the HFAS community, and we love to read your updates, whether it's the scene you're working on in class, some fun you had in rehearsals, or which lessons you're loving. 'Check in' at The Studio, tag us, and use the hashtag #HFAS. We love to hear from our students! You can follow us on social media via the links below (it's also a great way to keep up to date with Studio news!


You might like to join our Facebook group, where you can chat and share with the HFAS community.

Get to know Howard Fine, the Artistic Director of The Studio, a little more. Watch his FilmNut interview with Jeff Schubert and their discussion on technique, the relationship between homework and rehearsal and some of the coaching work Howard has done.

Finally, if you have any further questions about the course or The Studio in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you to The Studio in soon!