Betty Buckley will return to teaching this month when she leads a six week advanced scene study class for acting students. Buckley's first teaching position since she began her critically-acclaimed journey in Sunset Boulevard will find her back at the famed T. Schreiber Studios, where she has instructed students off and on for the last decade.
All interested in attending the six-week class were required to audition Saturday Nov. 14 for the director of the studios, Terry Schreiber (additional auditions may be scheduled for Wednesday, November 18 on a space-available basis). Those attending the auditions should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue and are asked to provide a current picture and resume as well.
The cost of the six sessions is $500, and the first class will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1:30-6:00 PM. The five remaining classes will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Thursdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and Jan. 7. For those who would like to audit the class (interview required), there is a fee of $300.
During the first session, Buckley will describe her personal approach to acting, which is based on relaxation and meditation techniques. Each successive class will begin with the meditative exercises and then segue into scene study. Those auditing are welcome to participate in the exercises at the beginning of each class and then may remain as an observer for the rest of the session.
The T. Schreiber Studios are located at 151 West 26th Street on the 7th floor. Call (212) 741-0209 for more information and to schedule an audition.
-- by Andrew Gans