Adults 18+

Scene Study for Actors

Stella Adler said, “Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.” Enrich your humanity while you strengthen your instrument in this scene study course. Actors will analyze circumstances, exercise their imaginations, and play actions as they explore scenes in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you’re seeking a strong foundation or looking to challenge yourself with contemporary material, this course is for you. All experience levels are welcome.

(no class on Saturday, May 11th)

Class Begins

April 6, 2024

Your instructor

Karen McDonald

A professional actor for over three decades, Karen has performed in major theatres across North America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

In New York: Funny Girl, Othello, Those Were The Days, and Tap Your Troubles Away. In Toronto: Fiddler on the Roof, Mame, 42nd St., Singin' in the Rain, and Hello Dolly. Regional Theatres: Studio Arena, Alleyway, Forbes, Dominion Rep, Theatre Orangeville, Capitol Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Red Barn Theatre, Rainbow Stage, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Stage West, Show Boat, Bristol Valley Playhouse, and STC.

She has taught in performing arts schools for twenty years and has been a teaching artist in public schools in Toronto, Western New York, and the Bronx. She has written for as well as directed and choreographed shows with disabled artists. Her plays have been produced in Canada and the United States, most notably her one woman show "Up In A Balloon" which premiered at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan and subsequently played at Cape May Stage and Dominion Rep.

A proud member of Actor's Equity, ACTRA, and the Dramatists Guild, Karen is the first recipient of the Senator Dale Vulcar Award for Excellence in the Arts.


Classes meet at the Alleyway Theatre and will be held in one of our classrooms or rehearsal halls. Your instructor will let you know where to meet on the first day and what to bring.

April 6 - June 1, 2024

Saturdays 12:30-2:30pm