Acting Classes


Scene Study for Actors

March 14, 15, 21, 22
FROM 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $200

Sharpen your acting skills by learning scene study techniques to give more truthful and resonant performances on the stage and screen. By examining given circumstances, objective, action and style, actors will build a toolbox to expand acting range and work with a variety of directors. Students will memorize and perform in two scenes with a partner to test their acting chops over four comprehensive sessions.


Classes are designed for adult students, age 19 and older. No prior experience is needed. Previous students are welcome. Classes are filled on a first-come basis. Each student works at his or her own skill level and pace.

Classes are held in the 5th floor rehearsal halls of the Alexander Speer Building at 315 W. Market Street, Louisville. We reserve the right to cancel this class and return application fees based on a minimum number of registrations. Refunds are not offered for missed classes.

This class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or guarantee opportunities for employment in the field or representation by an agent.

Please Note: Deadline to cancel class is 5 days prior to start of first class if class minimum is not met, unless otherwise discussed with instructor.

About the Instructors

Michaela Barczak is a Learning & Creative Engagement Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is a Massachusetts native and recent graduate of Muhlenberg College. At Actors Theatre she has assistant directed the New Play Project, Louisville // Kentucky // USA, performed as Scrooge in the Theatre for the Very Young production, Scrooge’s Christmas Journey, and also works as an Audience Services Associate. Barczak recently directed a production of Trial by Jury on the Muhlenberg Mainstage and has worked at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre as the youth workshop coordinator, house manager, assistant music director and senior marketing associate. She previously served as the directing/education apprentice at The Millbrook Playhouse in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, and the education intern at The Naples Players in Naples, Florida. Barczak also teaches voice and piano at Kentucky Arts Academy in Prospect, KY. For more information, please visit

Matthew Dryburgh is a Learning and Creative Engagement Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Currently he is assistant directing on the New Play Project at Actors for the show Louisville // KY // USA. Matthew graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.F.A. in theatre performance with an emphasis in directing. While at NDSU, he directed Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive for their main stage season. He also worked as an assistant director, devisor and dramaturg on various productions including The ChristiansThe Odyssey and Peter Pan. In addition to his artistic work, Dryburgh taught several theatre workshops for the university and community during his time in school. Before accepting the apprenticeship at Actors Theatre, he worked in casting, teaching, and directing in Chicago with Remy Bumppo Theatre, The Neighborhood Theatre and Chicago Public Schools.