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Scene Study

About the Course

Embark on an 8-week journey into the heart of acting with "The Non-Dominant Actor." Based on Ben Mathes' innovative approach, this course invites actors to shed the shackles of control and embrace a creative equilibrium with character and storytelling. Dive deep into scene work and monologues while exploring your unique relationship to the artistic process. If you seek an alternative path to character creation and embodiment, this pedagogy-based course is a wonderful path to a more liberated and authentic acting practice.

We now have two different nights to choose from! The only difference in these classes is the day of the week they take place. Tuesday's class is from 6:00-9:00 pm and Wednesday's class takes place from 7:00-10:00 pm. Sign up for one, or both!


About the Teacher

Benjamin Bass is a queer multi-disciplinary artist living in Philadelphia and the founder of Broken Mirror Studio. ​ They hold a B.F.A. in acting from S.U.N.Y. Purchase and have been fortunate enough to work and continue training worldwide.  Notable works include "We Own This City," "Audrey's Children," The Obie award-winning hit "The Woodsman", Trey Lyford's "The Accountant," and the Chinese national tour of "One Starry Night." Benjamin is a proud member of both the Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild​


As an educator, Benjamin is privileged to be an acting professor for the B.F.A students the  University of the Arts. They are also the founder and head instructor at Broken Mirror Studio. They have taught master classes for N.Y.U., S.U.N.Y. Purchase, University of the Arts, UPENN, Drexel University, and various other studios throughout NY and Philadelphia.

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