Taught by Joseph Culliton

Beginning Scene Study lays out the basics of verse speaking and connecting to Shakespeare's words in a personal way. It is perfect for actors new to Shakespeare performance, or people with a general interest in learning more about the acting of Shakespeare. All students present their text and work on their feet in every class.

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Eight weeks beginning March 12
14 students maximum
$400 (payable in 2 installments)

Advanced Scene Study a course for those with a working knowledge of Shakespearean texts. Expectations are more intense and the work is more detailed and demanding. It requires a familiarity with acting Shakespeare. Commitment is paramount, and participation is at the discretion of ISC and the instructor. All students must be approved by Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma, please email her your resume or a brief paragraph describing your experience.

Sundays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Eight weeks beginning March 10
14 students maximum
$400 (payable in 2 installments)

Taught by Joseph Culliton

Over the course of four weeks you will master an audition piece, whether for use professional or for your own enjoyment. Verse speaking and character analyses are the focus.

Monologue Studio: Sundays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session one: four weeks beginning February 10
Session two: four weeks beginning March 10
14 students maximum in each section

All Classes held at the Independent Studio:

Independent Shakespeare Co.
3191 Casitas Avenue, #130
Los Angeles, CA 90039

(The studio is located next to the parking lot where Minneapolis St. and Casitas Avenue intersect. Park in the large parking lots number 1 or number 2 or find street parking on Casitas Avenue.)

Email Sabrina for more information or call (818) 710-6306.


Joseph Culliton has been a professional actor for 45 years, and has acted, directed, and taught for ISC since 2005. He has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway and extensively in regional theater. He’s been seen in major motion pictures and on television. Joe has also taught Shakespeare technique at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre. He’s taught verse speaking at Butler University, Allentown College, and has conducted Shakespeare Workshops at colleges and high schools across the country. In his ten years as an ISC company member, he has devised and performed interactive Shakespeare programs for middle schools and high schools in the LAUSD. As a private acting coach he has guided young students in preparing their first auditions, polished the work of experienced professionals, and assisted well-known actors as they rehearsed for major engagements.