The Scene Study Experience:
Discovering what is behind the words is a collaborative effort that starts with you and the author. Deborah Aquila is offering three Scene Study classes on an on-going basis. These classes will help discover and identify the themes at work in the scripts and plays, enabling the actor to operate from that foundation as they develop, fully, their character. In class, students will work individually with Deborah Aquila and Troy Ruptash as they investigate the world of the character in intensive sessions. Strict attention will be paid to specificity in all areas of preparation, performance, and creating a fully realized character.

*All Core Classes are on a rolling 6 week cycle for the year.  Please see the next available session below. 

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY with Deborah Aquila and Troy Ruptash
In this class we will apply the principles of script analysis with great specificity.  Emphasis will be placed on emotional memory and imagery from backstory preparation.  We will get very detailed in how to apply this technique, always starting with the text and emotional “intention.” Students will work with Deborah Aquila and Troy Ruptash as they learn to apply the basics of text analysis to build emotionally truthful characters.

        “Thanks for your interest in our core classes! The Aquila Studio is currently on summer break. We will be resuming all core classes after Labor Day!

       But, we are still open for private coaching and have two Intensive.  Workshops in July and August:  July 20th and 21st and August 10th and 11th.  We will be posting for registration shortly. “

Our courses/intensives are a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the course/intensive is over, the instructor teaching this course/intensive will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your other promotional materials. As we are an educational institution, the use of the studio and faculty’s names and likenesses for any professional or personal purposes without our permission is strictly prohibited.