Written by Lena Harris

A Smith and Kraus Book   


 "One of the requisites for an actor is to be able to

take the words off the page and make them his own. 

 Lena Harris makes that ever so easy."    

- Robert Wagner                                                                    



"TWENTY-FIVE 5-MINUTE POWER SCENES is great for Acting classes.

 As a college acting professor, I have found this to be an invaluable 

source for finding great scenes for my beginning-acting students. 

Lena Harris has written scenes with high stakes and great

conflict yet allows for the actor to really fill in the details

(given circumstances) of their characters lives.

I can really explore actions, objectives and obstacles

with my students with each of these scenes." 

- Review Written by
P. Savage (Asheville, NC)

 situations range from young urban professionals in a

Manhattan bar to lovers in small-town Texas. 

Throughout, the writing is sharp and the characters

well drawn. Highly recommended."

Off The Shelf-
by Stephen Peithman
 "As every singer needs a great song, every actor
needs a great scene. 
is awesome material for actors." 
                                 Actor - Jay Acavone

 Lena Harris, award-winning actor and renowned acting coach,

has written these twenty-five original scenes for two to four persons 

to both train developing actors and showcase, to best advantage,

their talents.  Unable to find scenes from existing plays that would

best exercise the dramatic skills of her acting students, Harris decided

to sit down and pen her own dramatic situations. These riveting scenes, 

both comedy and drama, take actors through a dramatic arc of action

in just five minutes, drawing fully on both their dramatic and

comedic skills and their ability to portray, succinctly and accurately,

characters and situations. 

Characters and venues range from yuppie professionals in a

Manhattan bar to small-town Texas lovers to a convict locked up in prison. 

These scenes help actors to build their acting “muscles” in the classroom and

are also perfect audition material, showcasing their talent for

agents, managers, and casting directors.




 (Scene Study Series) A Smith & Kraus Book. May 2005. c.112p.



     ISBN 1-57525-432-8.     

 Published by Smith & Kraus, the leading publisher

of acting related books.

Power Scenes (Scene Study Series) (9781575254326):
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"Approaching a Role with an Accent"  

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"Always be Studyng" (On-Camera Technique)

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