Mulholland Academy

Scene Study Series

Scene Study with Act technique and Final Scene Presentations

In this cycle we will introduce the actor to the architecture of building a scene for any medim..stage or film-and then eventually rehearse and present those scenes. Script analysis guidelines will be introduced to align the actor with given circumstances of the text. Fundamental, seminal act technique will be introduced via Stanislavski, Stella Adler, and Practical Aesthetics.

Level: an Introductory Class, Beginners and Advanced beginners.

Scene Study and Act technique with Final Scene and Short Play Presentations

This second level of the Scene Study performance cycle goes deeper into the holy grail of actor training: “Action” and “Objective.”  We return to structured improvisation and spontaneity exercises to condition to the actor to play off the other actor, and “character” building with long form, solo pieces for performance. We’ll focus on a quickened but effective vocal and physical warm up, and then challenge ourselves with advanced technique explorations. During the last several weeks of Scene Study, for most of the class we will be devoted to rehearsals among just the actors, and, of course with the mentor. All the actors will be assigned multiple roles in a good selection of contemporary short plays for final performance.       

Sundays: April 7th to June 30th.
12 Weeks.
4 hours – 3pm to 7pm.

Hours: 48.    Price: €1200

Teacher: Alex Murphy

Alex-MurphyAlex Murphy is an American actor, director and teacher. He has worked with actors in the USA, Asia and Europe for a number of years. He has been a guest lecturer at Film Act Paris in France, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Mulholland Academy in Amsterdam, and the International Academy of Film and Television in Antwerp, Belgium, The UP Film Institute at University of the Philippines in Manila, and an And/Action Festival featured mentor in Steinkjer, Norway.   Read more about Alex Murphy.