Every television show and film is made to tell a story.  Every one of them.  It’s why audiences tune in.  And scripts are the road maps that actors follow to tell these important and meaningful stories. 

In this workshop, you’ll develop skills and tools to get the most out of scripts, whether it’s for a job or an audition.  You’ll learn how to stop missing clues that give you insights into your character, relationships, the genre and tone of the show and the overall story points that writers and directors work so hard to do well.  

Have you ever gone to an audition and listened to another actor through the walls?  And have you ever thought, “Wow.  I think we must have read this script very differently.”  And have you ever second-guessed yourself, thinking, “I don’t know if I got it right.  It’s so hard to tell what they want?”  Well, I think it’s important for actors to not second-guess themselves.  Instead, why not lead with confidence by learning a script analysis process you know works? 

We’ll look at story structure, the character’s journey, how to mine for clues that may be buried beneath the surface and why tone and genre make a difference in an actor’s work.  

I’ll show you how to build a script analysis process that will add complexity but also clarity to your work.  An actor who has command over his or her ability to tell moving stories, scene after scene and audition after audition, is a valuable actor, indeed.  


Crista Flanagan

Length of Class

  • 6 Hours, Spread Out Over 2 Days (3 hours per day)



What will we do in this class?

You will learn a variety of script analysis tools that will help you break down scripts into an actable process.  You will read scripts, analyze scripts and discuss your work.

Who is this class for?

  • This class is designed for professional actors looking for a renewed, deeper sense of craft and a huge boost of confidence.  
  • Previous acting training or experience is required.  This class is unsuitable for someone completely new to acting.

What do I need to bring to class?

You will need a notebook, pen, pencil and a computer to read scripts/scenes.

How much work is done outside of class? Are there rehearsals?

  • You will need to read scripts outside of this workshop.  Some analysis work outside of class is recommended.  

How much is it?

  • $250

How do I enroll and pay?

Where is class?

Online classes are held via Zoom.  

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