We are currently offering our popular Scene Study 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 students will have the opportunity to perform their work in a presentation on Monday, November 26th. This event is open to friends, family, and the public. While not a requirement for attending the classes, it 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 October 1
14 students maximum in each section
$400 (payable in 2 installments)

Beginning: Sundays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eight weeks beginning September 30
14 students maximum in each section
$400 (payable in 2 installments)

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.