SAS Dramtic Arts Studios
ROLE: Script Analysis
Weekend Workshop

This workshop is a specialized script analysis class in conjunction with building a character from the text. 

We will analyze the structure and related elements of the text and explore the various choices that the actor might select when playing the scene in performance. 


Every actor should become a detective and look for clues that lie in the script, buried in the author's text. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to answer the following questions:



​No matter what acting technique you are using, these questions should become the basis of your work on your script. "Words can stimulate our five senses": Stanislavsky.

Participants will study the script from many different perspectives, such as historical, the genre of the work, and the drama's linear curves. The course begins with a very brief history of theatrical styles and the method used to break down the script.

The workshop will include:

  • Intensive analysis of

    • monologues and scenes (Excerpts chosen from Classic, Literary, and more current works)

  • Participants are assigned appropriate scenes to study, analyze, and discuss each week. 

For the more experienced actors, it is an opportunity to reconnect to the basics of character exploration and scene study, while also continuing to sharpen their audition skills.

Due to Covid-19, this workshops is presented on the Zoom video platform.


The Workshop:


The cost is $

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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