A Class

All actors are required to observe one of the ongoing classes. Potential students will have the opportunity to watch professional actors perform scenes in costume, using props and applying the tools used in classic scene study work. They will see scenes from well-known films, plays and television shows with Bell giving a thorough critique after all first works.



Class Description

The studio teaches scene studio and character analysis. The objective of all classes is to teach actors the technique, its terminology, how to break down a scene, develop a character and implement the tools, - overall objective, scene objective, obstacles, substitution, place and moment before, inner objects, line between the lines, prior circumstances, primary emotion, beats and actions. Archetypes will also be used when helpful. Using props and costumes, scenes are performed once, notes are given and actors do the scene the following week making the suggested changes in a rework. Once a rework is done, actors will be paired with a new scene partner and assigned a new scene. All classes meet once a week for three hours and the cost is $211.25/month

Monday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 PM

About TBell


Theresa Bell has been in the film business since 1987 when she began her acting career. She received her SAG card from Oliver Stone on Talk Radio and worked with Mr. Stone on two more films. She began her screenwriting career in 1995 and has been recognized in three competitions for three different screenplays; most notably, the first Project Greenlight Contest, which selected her feature-length screenplay, Lullaby, to be in the top 30 out of 7,000 entries. TBell began coaching actors in 2001 and has watched many of them find success; most recently Kamille McCuin stars in the film NOLA Circus which was just accepted into the Cannes Film Festival and Cynthia Santiago had a role in the movie 99 Homes which was an official selection at Sundance. TBell's studio is at Southside on Lamar and she coaches five classes a week. She wrote and produced the short film, Sweetwater, based on one of her full-length feature scripts. Sweetwater was accepted into the Dallas Film Festival and the USA Film Festival in 2004. In 2012, she directed the short film Spark! for the 48 Hour Film Contest in Mississippi. The film earned the honor of best cinematography. Theresa produced, wrote, and directed the short film, Lullaby, based on her feature script in 2015, which aired on HBO Latino in February 2021.  She is also an accomplished oil painter. IMDB Profile


Monday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 - 1:00 PM
Saturday 02:00 - 5:00 PM


TBell is available most days before and after class to assist in video auditions and private coaching.



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