with Hank Schob
Script Analysis for Auditions & More
The Most Important Class Actors Fail to Take
The Most Interesting Acting Class You Will Ever Take
NEXT Class JANUARY 16th, 2023
4 WEEKS $175
*$125 for actors currently enrolled in another class at PTS
Next Class starts Maech 13
START→ Nurse Harris: “Excuse me. What do you think you are doing with that IV bag?” Take trapped Janet Fade Out
How are you going to prepare for this audition?
There is almost a full page of information available in this short scene if you know how to look for it.
- Did you even know the information was there?
- Do you know how to find it when this is all you are given to work with?
Most of the script analysis we have to do, is when we have several pages of Sides and no full script. My techniques were designed to fill the void in script analysis teaching. They also work well with full scripts when you have the part.
“Understanding the importance of script analysis. As an actor, I have to understand what is going on to get the character right. The more I understand the script, the more I will be able to bring my own unique perspective to interpreting the character in a way that matters.” Bryan Kaplan
Learn how to unlock the hidden clues using:
- Deductive Reasoning
- Lateral Thinking
- EXTREME Logic
- By answering the normal acting questions, you must answer for every scene you do.
- Using your full Acting Technique
Take the Fear Out of Auditions
- There is no such thing as a wrong choice
- The only wrong choice is no choice
- The only rule is: Your choice can not violate the script
- Every strong choice that adheres to this rule is a right choice
- Not everyone is going to like your choices. Learn to live with it
Half the battle in acting is figuring out the purpose of the scene and defining your job. How can you do a job if you don’t know what it is? Then you have to decide how you want to play the scene, and make strong choices that drive home the purpose while infusing the scene with interesting thoughts and levels. The key to making strong choices is the confidence that comes from knowing with certainty that you can defend all of your choices as valid. That confidence comes from thorough and creative script analysis.
As an actor I always loved digging into a script to find every possible shred of information I could. The more I discovered the more the character’s world opened up before me. I could fully relax and release into the scene because I knew what I was doing and why I was doing it.
No part of the acting technique can stand alone. They all fit together to give the actor the necessary tools to succeed. One of the most neglected tools is Script Analysis which is why I half jokingly call ” Most important class actors fail to take”. But Script Analysis must be taught in the context of how you use it with the other elements of the acting technique and most especially Stanislavsky’s Super-Objective. In this class you not only learn how to read, research, and explore scripts differently you also learn how to combine your analysis with the full use of the Super Objective, or as we call it here, “The Happiness” to create the full and rich world your character inhabits. This in turn opens up the emotional life of the character as well as inspiring strong interesting choice in the approach to the dialogue.
The skills learned in this class apply to analyzing the full script once you have the job.
The Concepts of Script Analysis
- Extreme Logic
- Lateral Thinking
- Audition Sides
- Script Analysis for Leading roles
- Script Analysis for Auditions
- Script Analysis for Day players
- Script Analysis and the character’s Arc