Scene Study: Grades 7 - 12

Scene Study: ACT II Students

Scene Study is a non-performance class that involves actors taking a scene from a play and working on it in front of the instructor and peers. The goal is to receive constructive feedback that helps the actors improve their craft and their abilities. Scene Study is a way for actors to continually work on their craft and discover their strengths and weaknesses. It’s a great way to take all the exercises and techniques they have learned and put them into practice. 

Actors will be paired up to work on scenes and develop them together, often outside of class time. When ready, they will present their scene to the class for critic and learning. This is a commonly used way of teaching acting in college, as it allows for deeper growth in acting skills. This kind of training is very important for our acting students AND musical theatre students.

Consistent weekly attendance and out of class preparation will be required. 

Prerequisite Required: Students must have been or are currently cast in an ACT II production. 

Days: Fridays

Times: 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Class Dates: August 25 – December 8, 2023

Class Size Limit: 12 Students (Full Class)

Student Ages: Ages 12 – 18

Class Dates: August 25 - December 8, 2023

  • No Class on November 24 or December 1.
Bob Rais - Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Film & Improv Instructor at the Academy of Children's Theatre.

Bob Rais

Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Film & Improv Instructor

Class Instructor

Bob is thrilled to be on the team with the Academy of Children’s Theatre! Bob is currently a lecturer with The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Robert is a trained actor and a member of Actor’s Equity Association, The Screen Actor’s Guild, and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He specializes in comedic theatre training derived from his work at The Second City, Carnivores In Action, and Burnt Toast. He has worked as an actor and director at The Signature Theatre (NYC), The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatreworks (Colorado Springs), Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Repertory Theater, and many more. Some of Bob’s favorite roles are, Falstaff-Merry Wives of Windsor, Scrooge-A Christmas Carol, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, John Adams-1776, Hook-Peter Pan, and Herod-Jesus Christ Superstar.


Tuition Due Dates:

$87 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Registration

$87 Due on September 1

$87 Due on October 1

$87 Due on November 1

A 5% discount will be given if semester tuition is paid in full at the time of registration.

Tuition Discounts:

Active Military Discount*

Students who have an active military parent qualify for a 10% discount.

Multi-Class Discount*

We offer a 10% discount for each additional class a student takes in one semester.

Sibling Discount*

We offer a 10% discount for each additional sibling who participates in classes.

*Students may use only one discount per class and all discounts will be applied to the equal or lesser value class.


ACT Studios:

481 Windchime Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-282-9101

Email: director@actcolorado.net