Scene Study and Monologue Workshop

Are you ready to kick up your acting skills?

The popular Scene Study and Monologue Workshop is back!

Watch for new dates coming in Spring of 2020!

We all want to do better at auditions, get more callbacks, land better roles. The only way to do that is to be a better actor!

This six week intensive workshop will build your skill set so you can take command of the stage. Here is some of what will be covered:

  • Making good choices
  • Developing your character
  • Tapping into your emotional center
  • Moving naturally on stage
  • And much more!

Whether you are an experienced actor interested in honing your craft or an aspiring actor interested in learning the craft, this is the workshop for you! At $180 (that’s only $30 per class!), you can’t afford not to attend! October 22 through December 3 (no class on Nov. 12) at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville!

June Alane Reif and her assistant, Debbie Baumann, teach acting using innovative exercises, improvisation and immersion. Emphasizing scene study and monologue work, they also include instruction in cold reading, improvisational skills and character work.

But don’t take our word for it—here’s a sample of what our students have to say:

“I learned in this workshop how to use my passion for acting and when to pull it back for the sake of the scene. It brought my skills to a whole new level.” —Sandra

“I am really enjoying the class. I am impressed by your expertise and intuitive teaching.” —Kathleen

“[I] get the feedback from the teachers and the class in a constructive way that helps me grow as an actor.” —Victor

“I learned so much and can feel my confidence growing with each monologue.”—Rob

So don’t let another year go by wondering why you don’t get the roles you want. Learn how to use the tools that will let you succeed!


Skill Level: Beginning to Advanced

Age: 18+
(15 -17 year-olds are welcomed to class with a consent form signed by parent or guardian. Click here to access the consent form.)

Cost: $180 ($30 per week)

Location: Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599

Format: Actors are asked to perform a prepared monologue at the first class. Once class commences, actors may select their own dramatic or comedic material and partners or ask for an assignment. Partners perform scenes or individuals perform monologues in class each week, improving with direction from instructor and discussion with the class. Work outside of class includes reading the play your material is drawn from and rehearsing monologues and/or scenes with partners. Thorough preparation is essential.

Contact: If you have questions about the class, feel free to contact us directly at

About the instructors

Teacher/Actor/Director June Alane Reif
June holds a B.A. in Theater from Louisiana State University, is a graduate of Bay Area TheaterSports in San Francisco and studied acting in San Jose at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. She has also studied under Ed Hooks (actor, known for Striking Distance, Raising Cain and Heart and Souls) and Barbara Titus (casting director known for Obstacles, Bone Shakers, Acted in Abstensia) in private classes. She has performed in or directed over 50 productions and has taught this workshop for over three years. Although she follows no strict acting method for teaching, she does favor Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen.

Teacher/Actor/Director Debbie Baumann
Debbie’s affair with the arts began at a young age with dancing. In middle school, she added acting to her repertoire. She has been active with her local community theater in all aspects—from actor and director to board president. She also attended Ed Hooks’ acting classes which stress monologue and scene work and directing. Mr. Hooks once told her, “You have the thoughts and vision of a director.” He was right!