Scene Study Class

instructed by

Vince Petronio

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

March 24 to April 28, 2018

Showcase on May 12, 2018

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 two weeks after the last class – May 12th!

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.

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)

Class Prices


About the Instructor

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Vince Petronio

Professor of Communication at URI;

Director credits include:

Galileo at Burbage Theatre Company.

Wait Until Dark at The Players.

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.