Monologue & Scene Study Online

If you are looking to become a better, more complete actor, this 8-week program can help. Everyone, from those just beginning their career to seasoned pros, can benefit from the techniques discussed, practiced and workshopped.

The course is taught by Karina Arroyave, an accomplished film and television actress with numerous credits, including her critically acclaimed role of Karla on the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, the hit television series 24 and award-winning film Crash.

Guided by Karina’s professional insight, students will develop concentration and train themselves to be responsive and expressive within imaginary circumstances. This results in a skilled, authentic actor with an organic, spontaneous and disciplined instrument.


For the first day of class, please bring a memorized monologue of your choice, something you’re excited to work on.

If you need assistance finding a monologue, a list of sites that we recommend will be provided upon registration.


Karina Arroyave was born in Colombia and moved to New York City at the age of 1. She studied acting at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and later studied comedic acting at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She made her stage debut playing the title role in Marisol at the Louisville Humana Festival. In 1993, she made her Broadway debut in the Jane Bowles’ play In the Summer House.

From 1988 to 1994, Karina starred as Bianca Marquez Walsh in the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She made her film debut in 1989 drama film Lean On Me opposite Morgan Freeman and Beverly Todd. She later had supporting roles in the films Falling Down (1993), Dangerous Minds (1995), One Eight Seven (1997), In Too Deep (1999), and Crash (2004), to name a few. On television, Karina Arroyave played the role of Jamey Farrell during the first season of Fox series 24 from 2001 to 2002. Other television appearances include Criminal Minds:BEYOND BORDERS, The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New York Undercover, The Practice, NYPD Blue and Blue Bloods.  In 2019, Arroyave played Karla Córdova, a Salvadoran detainee, during the final season of Netflix comedy-drama, Orange Is the New Black.

Critics and the public alike hailed Karina Arroyave’s performance of Karla Córdova, a Salvadoran detainee, during the final season of Netflix comedy-drama, Orange Is the New Black as “…one of the most compelling characters in the entire series…” and “…Arroyave’s portrayal of Karla was both captivating and heartbreaking…”  To see a clip of per portrayal of Karla please click on the link below for a peek.



Start Date:  03/31/2021
Wednesday Evenings


Program hours are 7:00pm – 9:00pm EST


Application Fee:  None
Tuition: $360.00
  • This Monologue & Scene Study Intensive is non-refundable, no exceptions
Unfortunately, this program is now sold-out.  You can add your name to our waitlist and will be notified if an opening becomes available.