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Creating a Role
Intensive Scene Study



  • bring (something) into existence.

  • cause (something) to happen as a result of one's actions.

  • (of an actor) originate (a role) by playing a character for the first time.                                  


  •  a center of activity, attraction, or attention the focus of the meeting was drug abuse put immigration into focus as a hot topic for commentators

  • a point of concentration

  • directed attention : emphasis The focus is on helping the homeless.

  • a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding tried to bring the issues into focus



  • the action of creating and representing a character

This session is about helping you explore a rehearsal process that will support your character development and inspire new ways of thinking as you break down a scene. This is an intensive scene study workshop in conjunction with building a character from the text. Participants begin to understand how to analyze a script and create a character, which is engaged in the action around them and believable to the audience. 

The workshop will include:

  • Intensive study of monologues and scenes (excerpts will be chosen from classic, literary, and more current theatrical works) 

  • Each participant is assigned one scene to study and perform each week, with possible additional performances of monologues and improvised scenes.

  • Weekly coaching and rehearsal of assigned materials


This workshop is for the emerging performer who wants to work intensively on scenes in differing theatrical styles and strengthen their ability to analyze their choices when preparing a part.

Audition or video required.

Age: Age 18+

Instructor:  Stephen Scovasso


Stephen Scovasso has directed many fully staged operas including Carmen, Tosca, La Bohème, and Cosi fan Tutte,  Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Bernstein’s Candide. His theater work includes productions of Garcia Lorca’s La Casa del Bernarda Alba, Oscar Wilde’s Salome and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He has taught at Arizona State University and created a course on the music of Stephen Sondheim




Please Note:

The participant's obligation is for the full-time period of the workshop. All payments for workshops are non-refundable except in the event of a workshop cancellation.
If you need to cancel a workshop or workshop session, for any reason, you must notify us by email no later than one week before the workshop or workshops session is scheduled. If you discontinue any workshop before the ending date of the session, you forfeit the deposit amount. As our faculty are all working professional actors and musicians, SAS Performing Arts Studios reserved the right to change teachers at any time due to last-minute changes in their professional schedules.  Please see SAS Performing Arts Studios Payment Policies for additional information regarding cancellation policies.  

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