We are currently offering our popular Scene Study and Monologue Studio classes, all taught at our new, indoor Independent Studio (just down the hall from our previous space).

Because we believe that the ultimate goal of classwork is performance whether for professional or personal reasons, the Scene Study Classes and Monologue Studio students will have the opportunity to perform their work in a presentation Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm, open to friends, family, and the public. This is not a requirement for attending the classes, but is a great way to celebrate the work!

Please note, that once you are enrolled, classes are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding!

Taught by Joseph Culliton

We all want to make choices that are dynamic, informed, and entertaining, and this class is designed to help you do just that. Based in thorough text analysis and the fundamentals of verse speaking, these classes will help you develop a personal technique to connect to poetic texts.

The beginning class 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.

In the advanced class, expectations are more intense and the work is more detailed and demanding. It requires a familiarity with acting Shakespeare and assumes a working knowledge of classical texts. Commitment is paramount, and participation is at the discretion of ISC and the instructor.

Advanced:  Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Eight weeks beginning January 22
14 students maximum in each section
400 (payable in 2 installments)

$360 if you enroll by January 1

Beginning: Sundays, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Eight weeks beginning January 21
14 students maximum in each section
$400 (payable in 2 installments)

$360 if you enroll by January 1

Taught by Joseph Culliton

Ideally, every monologue should take you (and your audience) on a journey. This four-week class will help you do just that. You’ll enhance your ability to use language to craft character, become more confident as a classical actor, and leave with an audition-ready monologue in your pocket! All students present their text at every class.

Sundays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Four weeks beginning January 21
Second available session is four weeks beginning February 18
10 students maximum
$200 ($180 if you enroll by January 1)

Taught by Kalean Ung

Find your voice through classical texts! This class will guide you in crafting a connection between the three main elements of the performer’s instrument: the body, the voice, and the imagination.

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamental techniques of breath support, projection, and vocal range as well as deepen your understanding and command of these techniques through Shakespeare. You will expand your capability to find character through vocal choices and free your voice through physicality and play.

Whether you are new to voice training or someone looking for more vocal tools to sharpen your skills as an experienced actor, this intensive class is hands-on, physical, and fun!

Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
6 weeks beginning April 3
10 students maximum

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.


Kalean Ung is an award-winning actress, singer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California at Santa Cruz. As a teacher, Kalean currently teaches acting at New York Film Academy. She has also taught at CalArts, CalState LA and Cal State Northridge. She has performed at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The Actors’ Gang, The Getty Villa among others. In addition to Independent Shakespeare Co., she has worked with critically acclaimed theater and companies such as Critical Mass Performance Group, Independent Shakespeare Co., Four Larks Theatre and CalArts Center for New Performance. As a singer, she has worked with The Industry, and LA Opera.