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This class is an “actor’s gymnasium,” where you will be asked to follow direction, learn what directors look for on set, and get invaluable feedback on your work. Donna Morong, noted Casting Director and Acting Teacher, will provide feedback alongside a guest director as you are filmed performing scenes from film and TV. Students will learn how to work on-set under pressure in a simulated professional environment.


Previous directors include: Randall Zisk (Scandal, The Mentalist, Monk), Gary Fleder (Homefront), Damon Santostefano (Three To Tango), Will Geiger (Elvis and Anabelle), and Anna Mastro (Guidance,Walter).


“I encourage my students to take risks, explore different choices and delve more deeply into the characters they are portraying. I provide an environment that is close to a professional work situation without the pressure of having to prove anything. I hope to develop their own internal sense of emotional truth as it applies to film, theater and television roles. They get to work with highly regarded professional directors and learn to respond to direction in the moment.”


-Donna Morong


(20% discount is applied after taking one prior core class at the studio in the past calendar year)


(limited to 14-16 students. Even numbers required.)


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.


**Students are accepted by online submission. Please e-mail your headshot, resume, and online reel or self-tape to for class consideration. An additional follow-up interview is generally required for tentatively approved submissions.

Professional Scene Study

SKU: 364215376135191
  • TUESDAYS 6:30pm – 9:30pm  


    Session #1 (6 weeks, $600)

    Feb 19, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26


    Session # 2 (5 weeks, $500)

    May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 4


    Session #3 (TBD)

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