Advanced Scene Study

Advanced Scene Study

Learn how you can nurture the skills needed to create grounded scenes that can sustain themselves for longer than just a few minutes.  In this 8-week class for improvisers, we will focus on breaking out of any habits you may have formed that can hinder sustainable work, while we explore the small steps we can make to do truly sustainable, dynamic scenes.

  • DatesSundays, 11am-1:30pm, September 17-November 12 (no class October 22)
  • Prerequisitesprevious improv training/experience required
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What People Are Saying:

  • Amanda's Advanced Scene Study Class is not just the best improv class I've taken, it's the best performance class I've taken in general. She is incredibly specific with her instruction, pushing and pulling at each performer where they need it. At the end of each class, I walked away feeling challenged. At the end of the session, I walked away a stronger improviser and actor.

    —Cody S.

  • It’s no exaggeration to say that Amanda’s teaching was instrumental in bringing my improv to the next level.


  • Amanda Rountree’s skill as an instructor is top notch. Her insight is amazing, and it is matched by her succinctness in giving constructive and critical feedback. She offers the learner clear directions on their path of development in the art of improvised theater and a deeper understanding of the nuances of performance.

    —Brad Fortier, Author, A Culture of Play

  • Being in Amanda’s Advanced Scene Study Class is like going to the improv gym to get your reps in with a personal trainer: she’s super focused, teaches way beyond basic "yes and” skills, and coaches pragmatically for fine tuning of technique. She also tailors the classes to the ensemble’s needs-- I’ve taken the class twice now and will be taking another round next time it fits my schedule.


  • Amanda is a fearless teacher who seems to know exactly when you need support and exactly when you need a push. Becoming a better improviser can be uncomfortable and Amanda has helped me make friends with that feeling instead of being crushed by it.


  • No one, NO ONE has been more instrumental in my growth as a performer and as a person. Rountree helped me learn how to human again. Not only have I grown as an improviser and storyteller, but Amanda's classes (especially A.S.S.) have shaped me into being a better listener, and a more empathetic person.

    —Amy Hood

  • She has changed the way I play and makes it feel more effortless to improvise.