Scene Study Class

instructed by

Vince Petronio

7 weeks from 10AM-1PM in the Joseph W. Riker, Jr. Green Room.

March 18 to April 29, 2017

The Players is offering a scene study/story telling/monologue class for actors wanting to hone their skills.  You can come with a scene partner of your choice (but both must sign up and pay for the class at the same time) or one will be chosen for you.  You can come with a scene of your choice or one will be chosen for you. And the same goes for monologues.  If you want to embark on storytelling, come with some ideas of retelling a folk tale/myth or historical event.

Scene length: 10 minutes Maximum.

A Showcase for invited guests to see your great work will be the week after the last class – April 29th!

The first 15min of each class will be on Vocal Production.  (Come to the first class with a wine cork. Yes you read that right.  The synthetic ones are best. Cut your wine cork into pieces about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in thickness.)

Strongly suggested reading before class: “True and False” by David Mamet.  This will be the acting style/aesthetic we will employ.

There will be some required out of class rehearsal.

Maximum Enrollment 12.

So sign up soon! E-mail us  at to register.


About the Instructor

Photo of Vince Petronio

Vince Petronio

Professor of Communication at URI;

Director credits include:

The Philadelphia Story at The Players.

4000 Miles at 2nd Story Theater.

Caucasian Chalk Circle at University of Rhode Island.

A Murder is Announced at The Players.

Straight White Men at The Wilbury Group

Past credits as an actor include:

Roger Williams University Summer Barn Playhouse: Dr. Faustus in Wittenberg;
Wilbury Group: Dr. Sorn in Stupid F@#$ing Bird and Walt Disney in A Public Reading of an Un-produced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney;
2nd Story Theatre: Lyman Wyeth in Other Desert Cities; Mr. Paravicini in Mouse Trap; the inspector in The Inspector Calls;  Lt. Col. Jessep in A Few Good Men, Uncle Charlie in August: Osage County, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind;
The Gamm: roles in Hamlet;
The Burbage Theatre: Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar;
Mixed Magic Theater, Iago in Othello.
URI Theater: Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show.

Admission Price for Course:

Players Members:  $50.00

Non-Member:  $135.00 ($50.00 Class Fee + Annual Membership Dues)

Non-Member Under-25: $90.00 ($50.00 Class Fee + Annual Membership Dues)

(Service charge for Credit Card purchases will be added)