The Scene Study Lab with Sydney Walsh

Dig deep into the work, every week.

Class Details

Teacher:  Sydney Walsh

Dates: Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm Pacific Time.

Commitment: This is a weekly ongoing class that meets 4x per month, month-to-month.

Ideal for:  Experienced actors looking to engage in deep character, physicality, and imagination work, as a way in to scene study, either on-camera or onstage. By application or invitation only. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)

Cost:  $225 US/month for four classes per month (our current reduced rate)

Where: Online via Zoom at this time.

Character, story, style…the secret ingredient: YOU!

The Scene Study Lab with Sydney Walsh strengthens the essential skills of interpretation and preparation for any audition or performance. Building and authentically inhabiting dynamic, living characters is your job as an actor. This class gives voice and structure to the often unseen creative work that goes into fully embodying a character within a larger story. Physicality, the life and rhythm of a character, imagination and improv, devised work, dramaturgy, and your unique point of view come together to organically and playfully craft a one-of-a kind-portrayal, grounded in discipline and your relationship to the source material.

Sydney brings her extensive, real-world experience as a working actor, director, teacher, and coach- along with her deep love of the work, characters, and storytelling- to each class. She creates a revitalizing and safe space in which you get to re-forge a connection to your authentic self, to your humanity, and to the story. Here you get to practice what you love with mindfulness, heart, and dedication every week.


Sydney’s gifts as a teacher draw on her extensive experience working on stage, in front of the camera, and as a director. It is her joy and mission to share the tools and insights she’s gained in order to train, prepare, and direct actors in the service of practicing their craft, boldly interpreting material, and creating a safe and wonderfully challenging container for the work.

The Scene Study Lab is the place to boldly physicalize, take risks, dive deep into finding the most meaningful connection to character and story, and achieve greatness through practice every week, off and on camera.

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The Work

You will work on Zoom, on material from plays, film and television scripts, as well as original material.

Each month, you will collectively mine an assigned source material to:

  1. Dive deep into character and story analysis — the dramaturgy work every actor needs to know.
  2. Use improvisational tools to tap into the voice of YOU (as the character) so your choices serve the story, but are also deeply personal to you.
  3. Invest in rehearsal as your secret weapon, using the imagination work from the previous week to start to form the bones of your performance so you can…
  4. Light up your on-camera work like never before. Each month, your analysis, imagination, and point of view will come together in your recorded scenes, utilizing props and costumes to fully realize the world you and your collaborators have created.

This class is for actors looking for an in-depth weekly exploration of how to make any material truly active and any character fully embodied.

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

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Achieve greatness through practice every week.

Dig deep. Hone your voice. Tell great stories.