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The Creative Lab is a required course for all Scene Study students. You can take it as a pre-requisite or simultaneously with Scene Study.

Scene Study

Monday (Desean) - 5PM to 9PM  (Curriculum 3)
Tuesday (Desean) - 5PM to 9PM (Curriculum 2)
Wednesday (Desean & co)-5PM to 9PM (Curriculum 3)
(Invitation only)
Thursday (Behzad) -5PM to 9PM (Curriculum 3)
Friday (Meera & Desean) - 11AM to 3PM (Curriculum 2)
Saturday (Patrick)- 1PM-5PM 
(Curriculum 2)
Sunday (Aric & Desean) - 5PM - 9PM (Curriculum 2)

Monthly Price: $295 

 $275 if enrolled in auto payment.

A step-by-step process designed to release the actor’s instrument into the given circumstances.  Learn how to cultivate story through your unique perspective and voice .  Through script analysis and a system of improvisatory exercises, you will learn how to make personal choices that inform and illuminate the world the writer has created.

Scene Study

Scene Study

Thursday (Desean)
11 AM to 2 PM 

Learn how to live spontaneously in front of the camera. Based around the same process as In-Person scene study, while addressing the rigors and restrictions we interpret when working on-camera.  Learn to live as adeptly on screen as you do on the stage. 


Monthly Price: $295

 $275 if enrolled in auto payment.

Mixed Curriculum

Audition Technique:
Self-Tape Clinic

The time to perfect the self-tape process isn't the day before that big audition is due! The self-tape clinic is one component of our strategy for empowering our students to be as brilliant in their self-taped auditions as they are in their in-class scene work.

Tuesdays 2x/Month (Patrick)
5 PM to 8 PM


Non-Students: $125
Students: $75

A 2x-a-month class designed to help students level-up their self-tapes in the virtual age of casting. Students will be assigned audition material from currently-casting TV and film projects, tasked with submitting a self-tape before each class. During our sessions, we will review tapes, addressing what is effective or not—both in terms of performance and the technical aspects of recording—and rework the scenes. Additionally, we share & analyze tapes that booked jobs and look at what sets them apart.

Self-Tape Clinic

The Creative Lab

Building from the concepts derived from Stanislavski's last studio, The Creative Lab is a deep dive into the creative process​ with a modern and practical application for today's ​working actor.

The Creative Lab is a four-week online class​; a​reas of exploration include Active Analysis, the Creative State, the Five Questions, and Creative Tasks. Whether you're a seasoned artist, a relative newbie, or ​anywhere in between, The Creative Lab will help your work become more engaged, creative, personal, and alive.


Patrick McGowan

Josette Canilao

In-Person or Zoom 
Monthly Price: $295 

One-on-one is A program designed to prepare ​ those new to the craft. The program provides students with the necessary basic skills and vocabulary to prepare them for ​our level 2 ​scene study classes. ​Students will get 4x 40 min individual monthly sessions with one of our qualified coaches; with both in-person and remote options, the program makes it easy to suit your lifestyle.



Sundays  (Patrick & Desean)

1 PM to 4 PM

Pay What You Can 
Suggested Price: $200

LAS Schedule
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What Students Say about The Creative Lab:

"Learning the basic tenets of Stanislavski's Active Analysis in Lab has completely changed the way I rehearse. It's become more about exploring, experimenting, and playing as opposed to getting it right. Process over outcome."
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