fundamental acting

Scene Study

workshop info.


Cost: $350
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Castaway Studios, 6380 Wilshire Blvd., #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048


INTRODUCTION TO ACTING  The basic acting skills to build characters, gain confidence and bring out your unique qualities as an actor.


Whether you’re interested in acting for film, TV, theatre, commercials or voice overs, there are certain basic skills and techniques that you need to give your work a solid foundation.

Over the course of 6 classes you will work on, among other things:

* Simple voice and speech exercises
* Relaxation and physicality
* Viola Spolin games/improvisation
* Basic scene work
* Character and scene details to explore, no matter the job


A major focus of this class will be the art/skill of focusing, listening and communicating.

Although this is a beginner class and only 6 sessions, its aim is to give you a jumping off place from which to continue your development as an actor, no matter which medium you decide to focus on.

Limited to 12 students per class.


Learn from Peter Trencher, Actor/Acting Coach

BIO: Peter Trencher has been an actor, coach and casting director for over 40 years. He studied acting a Carnegie Mellon University, Amherst & Smith Colleges, and with Michael Shurtleff, Wynn Handman and Anita Jesse, among others. He has worked as an actor and casting director in all media, and has coached actors in L.A. and NY.

His “method” derives from the most useful and effective techniques and principles he has learned and put to use in his many years of experience.


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“The very first week after finishing Terry’s class, I got a call back. Terry’s class gives more than just the standard and the obvious. It teaches growth and development of an actor’s creativity. It identifies special, unique strengths that each individual actor, can emphasize and personally capitalize on to get more callbacks and bookings.”

Fritz Hershey


Terry Berland Casting is bonded with Sure Tec Insurance Company (#5090690) as required by California Labor Law. This is A class/workshop/showcase and is NOT a job interview or audition or representation opportunity WHATSOEVER. The presence of any teacher, casting director/associate, agent or manager is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment or representation. It is 100% NOT an audition or employment/representation opportunity. The intent of the class/workshop/showcase is solely educational, a learning and networking experience. When the class/workshop/showcase is over, the teacher/casting director/casting associate/talent agent/talent manager (whichever is applicable) attending this workshop will NOT be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume, business card, DVD or any other of your promotional materials; instead, these materials will be used during the class/workshop/showcase ONLY, and will be returned to the actors at the conclusion of the class/workshop/showcase.