Led by Hazen Cuyler, Artistic Director

When beginning to work on a new character, even the most seasoned actor can feel overwhelmed, not knowing where to start. Our Script Analysis class provides a clear path to beginning your work on any and every role you may come across

This July and August, Hazen will guide actors through his mastery of Script Analysis, which not only serves him while he’s on stage, but serves as the cornerstone of his directing process. His system examines the circumstances hidden behind each word and their consequences on character, relationships and the meaning of the play.

The class meets for eight weeks, beginning Monday July 10th, from 6:30-9:30  at Theater West 97, 214 West 97th Street, conveniently located near the 96th Street stop for the 1, 2, and 3 trains as well as several MTA bus lines.

With enrollment limited to 10 students, each week you will get the opportunity to work. Application required. The fee for this class is $250. To apply, please send your headshot and resume to 




Led by Rob Roznowski

Immerse yourself in the work and language of one of America’s greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams. This August, August, Master Acting Teacher, Director, Author and Playwright, Rob Roznowski will teach our first-ever Master Class. Roznowksi’s approach to teaching acting is influenced by his work in psychology and chronicled in two of his books, Inner Monologue in Acting and Roadblocks in Acting both published by Palgrave Macmillan. His work on transforming the thought process of the actor to that of that character melds beautifully with the highly poetic and histrionic characters of Williams. 

Roznowski’s approach in the studio allows students to make choices beyond their standard and safe choices by offering a supportive atmosphere with high expectations set by the instructor and actor. Actors when applying will answer some questions regarding past experiences and future goals related to their career in order to assign the scene that will most challenge and push the actor. Actors will perform scene work, exercises and assigned presentations at each class. The work is highly demanding and highly satisfying.

 The class meets four times in August- Saturday and Sunday 8/5-6 & 8/12-13 from 11:00-3:00.  The fee for this class is $400.  Application required. To apply, please send your headshot and resume with Masterclass in the subject line. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.


 Rob is an award-winning actor, author, director, educator and playwright. He is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University where he serves as the Head of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre. His publications include books (Inner Monologue in Acting, Collaboration in Theatre: A Practical Guide for Designers and Directors (with Kirk Domer) and the upcoming Roadblocks in Acting published by Palgrave Macmillan) plays (The Summer Circle; Brooklyn Publishers, Arts or Crafts; Norman Maine Plays, Comfort Food; Original Work Publishing and The Tail of Peter Rabbit; Big Dog Publishing) and articles including a recent article in Theatre Topics.

He worked as the National Outreach Education Coordinator for Actors’ Equity Association and has appeared extensively throughout the US as actor and director in New York, Los Angeles and regionally at Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. He has directed internationally in Colombia and Greece as a Fulbright Fellow.Rob can be heard on the original cast recording of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”.

Rob served on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, SUNY/Stony Brook and Stephens College where he received the “Distinguished Teaching Award.” At MSU he was awarded the “Mid-Michigan Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching” and the “Michigan Professor of the Year” from the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.