New Surry Theatre Presents

Scene Study

with Bill Raiten

The Scene Study Class will have experienced acting students performing scenes selected by the instructor from contemporary American or English plays.

Students will work on their own scenes every other week during class. On the alternate week, students will be the audience for the other students’ scenes. The students will be expected to meet with the other actors in their scene to rehearse on their own time in order to progress in performance quality each time they perform for the class. They will also be expected to comment on the other actors’ scenes with observations that will be helpful.

Each week during class, the instructor will direct each scene as if it were in rehearsal. The last class will be an Open House performance for the community.

Scene Study meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30.

Bill Raiten was born, raised and schooled in New York City, and has always been involved in theater. A stand-up comic in the ‘50’s, a writer in the ‘60’s, a director, acting teacher and producer since then, he has always found his way to the theater. He has directed, taught and performed in New York, Hollywood, and Maine in America as well as in the USSR, Glasgow, Scotland and Canada. He has educated people young and old, using his brand of theatre as a vehicle for them to find and like themselves. He has filmed an original short documentary with Maine Public Broadcasting that was aired in May 2001 and nominated for a New England regional Emmy Award and using his teaching methods at the Maine Youth Center with Seymour Papert of MIT incarcerated youth wrote and edited their own film. He now teaches Acting in Maine, farms organically and is the Artistic Director of the New Surry Theatre.

Classes Offered:

Youth Theatre Speak

with Johannah Blackman

'Honk' Camp

with Shari John

Singing For The Stage

with Suzanne Eaton

Dance for the Stage

with Nina Robinson-Poole

Acting as Truth

with Bill Raiten

The Art of Theatre Makeup

with Elena Bourakovsky

Directing for the Stage

with Bill Raiten

Scene Study

with Bill Raiten


with Bill Raiten