Mulholland Academy

Scene Study to Performance with Act Technique

Scene Study to Performance with Act Technique

This 6 week workshop is for actors that want to launch efficiently from the page to the stage. We get down to business, working with excellent scenes from contemporary play works -analyzing the text, rehearsing it, and then… performing the scenes for a live invited audience.

This is an acting technique class and a performance opportunity. Our primary business here is to get busy rehearsing and developing finished scenes at performance level.  Though crucially, each week advanced technique work will go on during this cycle – using exercises and core principles from Practical Aesthetics, Stanislavsky, Second City Improvisation, and Stella Adler. The group will spend  90 to 120 minutes per week tackling a point of technique. A rigorous approach to script analysis and examination of the “given circumstances “ of text will be a ceaseless objective.

Each week will be divided into some warm up and technique work with the group, and then on to scheduled individual rehearsals over the course of the afternoon. Actors are expected to commit to additional rehearsals with their assigned partners, and with the mentor.

Finally, fully prepared scene work will be performed in week 6 for an    invited audience.

There will be a maximum of 10 students. Please submit a resume and and be prepared for a brief interview to gain admittance to this class.


Workshop dates:

Sundays, September 20th to Sunday October 25th.

6 sessions, 5 hour class meetings each week.

1pm – 6pm 

10 students maximum

Fee: € 425

Teacher: Alex Murphy

Alex-MurphyThis class is taught by Alex Murphy, an American actor, director and teacher. Alex appeared in the Canal +  films for lead and supporting roles:  Kiler, Mlode Wilki- Parts 1 and 2, and in a recurring role on the eastern European primetime series, Suckces. He has done over 40 plays, most of them in New York City’s Off, and Off-Off Broadway theatre scene. Alex has worked with actors in the USA, Asia and Europe for a number of years. He has guest lectured at Film Act Paris in France, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Hakuna Academy in Antwerp, 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.