Carolyne Barry Commercial Workshops

Scene Study / Creating Characters (ongoing remote class)

Mondays, 7.00 – 9.00 pm PT, via Zoom

Each week, students work with film and tv scripts to develop complex characters and create a habit of making bold, authentic choices. Periodically, students will self-tape their work and experience mock auditions to improve those skills and prepare for remote castings.

Returning Scene Study students may opt to work on or create sample clips.

Students may drop-in at any point for a single class or register for a 4-class cycle.

    • 6 students
    • Teacher: Kimberly Jurgen
    • $60/class or $200 for 4 consecutive classes
    • No makeup classes

Carolyne Barry Commercial Workshops



In this live webinar, we take you through the entire audition process. You will learn about casting sites and self-submission tips to help you stand out.


  • steps to quickly break down a script and connect with your character
  • the mistakes most actors make when doing a self-taped audition and how to avoid them
  • why the first 5 seconds of your audition are the most important

We’ll also discuss agents and managers. Headshots. Resumes. Demo reels. Contracts. SAG-AFTRA. The pros and cons of doing background work. And more.

A few volunteers will also receive feedback on a self-tape.

Carolyne Barry Scene Study Workshops

Acting/Scene Study (In-person classes)

On hold until we can safely resume in-person classes

In this hybrid Acting/Scene Study class, students work with film and tv scripts to develop audition and performance skills.

The class focuses on:
IMPROV –  every class begins with Spolin improv warm-ups
AUDITION TECHNIQUE – the first class of each 4-week cycle includes on-camera mock auditions
SCRIPT ANALYSIS – each class includes Kimberly’s curiosity exercises which encourage actors to explore each layer of the script
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – students gain a fresh perspective on the character, finding unique character behavior
COLD READING – students work fearlessly, making bold choices

Actors learn to dive into character and live fully in that character’s world. Our technique helps the actor understand and connect with all elements of a scene through deep script analysis.

During each 4-week cycle, students go through the actor’s experience from audition to character emersion with a scene partner.

Carolyne Barry Scene Study Workshops