Superhero Scene Study

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER ENROLLING FOR THE SPRING 2021 SEMESTER. WE SUGGEST THE SITCOM SCENE STUDY CLASS AS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE.

PLEASE EMAIL KAREN@ELEFANTEMUSIC.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Why do we love superhero movies and TV series so much? Sure, the action is exciting, but it’s the characters and their relationships to one another that keep us reaching for the popcorn.

Using memorable scenes from the Marvel and DC universes, this class shows young actors how to take the scenes from the printed page and bring them to POWerful life!

Scene Study is a vital tool for stage, film, and TV acting. It teaches essential skills that allow successful actors to look at a scene and know how to build a story arc, relate to scene partners, and create fully-realized characters.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Erica Knight’s extensive professional resume includes prestigious New York and Regional theater credits, performing roles such as Lodovico in the Titan Theatre Company’s all-female production of Othello, Ophelia in HamletGertie/Ophelia in Rollo’s Wild Oat and Mary in Self (Metropolitan Playhouse), Nurse Kelly in Harvey and Detective Morris in The Nether (Centenary Stage) and many appearances with the renowned Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in roles ranging from Kitty in Charlie’s Aunt and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Sarah/Clara in Trelawny of the Wells. Erica played Kess in a recent New York production of Independence, which was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award. Erica is a member of the cast and creative team of the theatrical production company Wild Ginger Productions.

Erica holds a BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College, and has trained with the British American Dramatic Academy and MN Acting Studio. She also drums with the all-female Afro-Brazilian percussion band Batalá New York.

Erica’s film and television work includes featured and lead roles in Good Ol’ Boy and The Stranger, as well as supporting roles on television shows such as Gossip Girl and One Live to Live.

Erica has appeared in many commercials and print advertisements, and has been the cover model for several acclaimed novels, including Jacqueline Kolosov’s The Red Queen’s Daughter. For more, visit ericaknight.org.