Our scene study classes concentrate on the key fundamentals of technique, with a special focus on physical expression and imagination. Exercises are introduced in a format that allows students to thoroughly build specificity. While students in scene study with our other instructors will work their scenes every week, not always the case in classes taught by Mr. Berger-Sobeck.
Substantial time is dedicated to the discussion and exploration of technique during and in between every scene, with Mr. Berger Sobeck often taking time to very specifically explain certain acting challenges. This class/instructor participation is fundamental to the work that is done in these classes. Students should be prepared to actively engage in questions and discussion of their classmates’ scenes while being ready to show their own scenes at least twice a month.
Berg Studios is very excited to announce a new scene study class taught by beloved instructor Tessa Auberjonois.
The new class will be held on Sunday from 5 to 8 pm and will begin on the 12th of March.
If you have taken one of Tessa’s many workshops or voice and speech classes, you know what an excellent instructor she is. Tessa is an equally inspired scene study instructor!
Tessa Auberjonois has appeared on The Affair, Shameless, Lucifer, I’m Dying Up Here, Modern Family, Law & Order(s), ER, How I Met Your Father, and many other shows as well as feature and short films. On stage, she has originated roles and helped develop new works in numerous new American plays and worked closely with playwrights such as Rajiv Joseph, Annie Weisman, Neil LaBute, Lucas Hnath, Melissa Ross, Jessica Goldberg, Richard Greenberg, Lucy Thurber, Noah Haidle, etc. and has performed in many classical and contemporary plays Off-Broadway and at theatres across the country such as the Kirk Douglas and South Coast Repertory, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep and The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. among others.
Her voice-over work is extensive and includes Cartoon Network and The Simpsons, audiobooks, videogames, and re-voicing lead roles in feature films. Awards include the 2020 Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress in a play, the 2018 Lunt-Fontanne Award, Best Actress in a play 2017 OC Weekly, Nominated for Best Female Guest Star for a TV Voiced Performance 2018 from Behind the Voice Actors, Sermoonjoy Fund and Fox Foundation Fellowships, and the Oliver Thorndike Award for excellence in acting upon graduation from The Yale School Drama, where she trained, as well as LAMDA. She has taught and coached voice and speech, dialect and accent work, and voiceover to actors at many programs in LA and privately as well as being currently on faculty at AMDA.
If you are interested in training with Tessa please email us or call the number below.
Tuition Rates/Scene Technique Classes*
1 Month | $280 (On-Going)
3 Month | $750 ($90 Discount)
6 Month | $1,400 ($280 Discount)
9 Month | $1,975 ($545 Discount)
12 Month | $2,500 ($860 Discount)
*For classes taught by Gregory Berger please contact the office for a quote.