8-Week Scene Study Online Course


Take this scene study intensive with an industry veteran.  Cherie teaches this online workshop on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays!  Email TeamCherieJ@gmail.com to select your time slot.

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***Workshops are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Email TeamCherieJ@gmail.com to schedule your course.***





This online course is designed to develop and exercise basic acting skills introduced in DRAMA

Emphasis will be placed on the special demands of scene analysis and characterization. 


***Workshops are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Email TeamCherieJ@gmail.com to schedule your course.***



Who you are is truly unique and wonderful!

In this class we want to celebrate and release the things that are unique to you and

Learn to use the things that make you special in the development of character within a

Given text. Additional objectives include: as always, developing skills in playing

ACTION, developing skills in staying in the moment and responding to impulse,

Developing skills in scene analysis, developing a personal rehearsal process, broaden

Understanding of character and how character serves the script.



You will be required to keep an actor’s journal for this class. You will need to write one

Entry per week about a day in class and one entry per week about an outside observation.

In addition I will often assign you specific things to address in your journal. You will

Turn in the journal three times during the semester.


EXPECTED OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS: Upon completion of the course, the student should:

Have acquired an understanding of the basic techniques and principles of acting; have participated in actingimprovisations, warm-ups, technique work and scene study; be able to perform in both scripted and improvisational scenes in front of an audience; be able to work individually and with a partner in the process of rehearsing and performing an acting scene; be able to analyze a character, scene, and play as part of the actor’s preparation; be able to critically evaluate the acting performances of other students and other actors.




Improvisations and Theater Games



Body awareness and movement

Vocal freedom and technique

Development of individual creativity and imagination

Development of group/partner awareness and creativity


Acting Theory and Technique

Subtext and inner monologue

Beats of Action

Objectives, tactics, obstacles

Believability and truthfulness

“In the moment” presence

Listening and reacting


Concentration and focus

Commitment and energy

Physical life and stage movement




Scene Preparation

Character, scene and play analysis


Rehearsals with partner, in and out of class



Scene Presentation

Performing scene before the class and instructor

Feedback and coaching from instructor

Second presentation of scene after feedback



  • Student participation in warm up exercises, improvisations an acting technique work 
  • Lectures, demonstrations and discussions on acting theories and techniques. 
  • In-class and outside-of-class rehearsal of scenes and monologues, with as much coaching and guidance by the instructor as possible
  • Prepared performances of scenes and monologues.
  • Evaluation and critique of this performance work by instructor.



  • Reading the entire play from which an individual’s acting scene in taken, for the purpose of understanding characterization, theme, plot, style, etc. 
  • Writing a play and character analysis based on an outline provided by the instructor. 
  • Presenting a rehearsed scene in class, with lines memorized and blocking created, using actingtechniques and principles learned in class.



  • Grading of prepared scenes and monologues, based on the objective
  • Quality of the work and the amount of improvement and growth shown by the student.
  • Grading of written and character analyses.
  • Grading of tests or quizzes.
  • Judgment of participation in class improvisations, discussions and technique work
  • Grades will be assigned and communicated as soon as possible after prepared work is done.
  • Participation grade should be made known to student at least once in the middle of the 8-week course.


I am known for being the hard teacher at the school for expecting to much out of my students and I am the teacher that makes students cry at times. I expect a lot because they expect a lot out of me. I am tough on them because the world is going to be tougher I never candy coat anything when they are good I tell them they are good when they are bad I often stop them in their tacks and tell them to sit back down and study. They may hate me when they are there but everyone of my old students have reached out to me once they were gone to ask me questions. The only failure is not to try!

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