Scene Study Fundamentals
Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m.
Henry LaBrun Studio at the Wortham Center
Instructor: Jennifer Gatti
Adults (ages 18+)
March 12 – April 30 (8 weeks)
Dive into engaging scene work and connect with a community of artists in this foundational adult acting class led by accomplished stage and screen actor Jennifer Gatti. Using scenes and monologues from plays and films, students will learn to breathe life into a script through text analysis, character study, and various rehearsal and improvisational techniques. Pulling from decades of work as an actor in L.A. and N.Y.C., Jennifer will guide actors through the process of clarifying objectives, diversifying actions, and unleashing spontaneity. Whether you are revisiting acting after many years or honing your skills, this class will celebrate each participant’s individuality and provide tools and confidence for the future.
Space is limited. Rehearsal with scene partners outside of class is required. To help with logistics, accommodations can be made for partners to meet at the Wortham for set days/times when the facility is available.
About Jennifer Gatti: Born and raised in New York City, Jennifer has been a professional actor for most of her life. She began her career at the age of 14 as a series regular on the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow. Her daytime television career continued on the series Guiding Light, and The Young and the Restless. After several years working in television, and in the NY theater scene, Jennifer moved to Los Angeles where she continued to work steadily. Some of her notable credits include Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Voyager, ER, Cheers, Full House, and CSI:Miami. Since moving to Asheville in 2005, Jennifer has continued working throughout the southeast region, with recurring roles in Vice Principals, Drop Dead Diva, Swamp Thing, and guest roles in The Resident, Nashville, and many others. She has also appeared in several theater productions here in Asheville, most recently, The Roommate and Lifespan of a Fact at NC Stage Company. Jennifer has been teaching and coaching actors in Asheville for the past 10 years. She specializes in acting technique, scene study, on-camera technique, and auditioning.