As a class we go through several scenes and break them down together and individually. Step by step, we go through the work that is expected of actors once they are handed a script. This process includes finding the 5 points to every scene, (Surface level story, Character Development, Theme, Value change, and an Action or object that underlines previous four) and how that applies to each character in the scene. Once we set the expectations of what is expected of every actor during the pre-production stage, we start to explore the concept of “cue and impulse” and how it builds in every scene. From there we move onto the character’s psychological intent and how an actor uses that to make BIG choices. Students learn to understand a scene’s structure and how it applies to every character in the scene.