Acting – Scene Study

The preparation, rehearsal and presentation of scenes from classic and contemporary plays, from Chekhov and Ibsen to Tony Kusher and Lynn Nottage. We will use the techniques and principles found in Uta Hagen’s book, Respect of Acting. Skills: understanding and activating the event of the scene; mining behavior, authentic engagement with scene partners; transformation of self. Discover the level of action and commitment needed to fulfill the life of the play.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Permission of the instructor. Please contact Professor Mark Nelson,, for enrollment permission.




Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM
Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM


Mark Nelson