Scene Study for the Working Actor
1 session available

Taught By Clayton Landey

Alliance Theatre

Scene Study for the Working Actor


Advanced Classes for Working Professionals
  • Tackle scenes from contemporary plays and screenplays
  • Explore text analysis and characterization
  • Learn how to maximize your rehearsal process
  • Simplify your performance as you receive feedback from one of Atlanta's most accomplished actors
  • All students must audition prior to joining the class, email Clayton at to schedule an audition

Tuition: $250 for 4 classes
Rolling start dates available each Tuesday.

Call 404.733.4700 or email for more information.


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Meet the Teacher

Clayton Landey

Clayton Landey

Clayton has been a professional performer, mime, actor, director, producer, writer and teacher for over 50 years with over 400 theatre, film, TV and commercial credits to his name. Most recently he starred in Bingo Hell for Blumhouse/Amazon.

On Television he starred as Roger Barrow in the first season of 1st and Ten, the first scripted half hour comedy original series on HBO. He has had recurring roles in ten other TV series including 3 seasons as attorney James Westmont on Knots Landing and 1 year as the evil Gregory on Days of Our Lives. Other shows with multiple episodes include: Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger, Without a Trace, and Stargate: Atlantis. Most recently he recurred for two seasons on If Loving You Is Wrong. He starred in the pilot Used Cars for CBS and guest starred in the pilot SNOOPS. His favorite guest starring roles include Becker, Designing Women, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and JAG. Known to jokingly say his film career goes from A-Z (Assault of The Killer Bimbos to Zombie Strippers) his over 40 films and movies for television include favorites Norma Rae, Fatal Beauty, Pump Up the Volume and The Cisco Kid. His work has been represented at the Cannes (She’s So Lovely) , Sundance (Shadow Hours) and Venice (The Reluctant Fundamentalist) Film Festivals. Norma Rae, Clayton’s first feature, was named in 2011 to The Library of Congress National Film Registry. It is, however, (sad but) true that more people have probably seen him get sucked down the drain in The Blob than in any other role.

He has appeared in over 40 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. He received a Drama-Logue Award, an LA Weekly Award, a Maddy, a Garland Award, and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for his performance as Luther Adler in the critically acclaimed production of Names at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. He recreated the role the following season in the Off-Broadway production. He also received a Suzi Bass Award nomination for his work in Indecent at Theatrical Outfit. He is a Drama-Logue recipient for producing the multi-award winning Andrea’s Got Two Boyfriends. He was a co-founder or founding member of the Los Angeles Theatre Unit, Mime Atlanta and the Atlanta Mime Festival, Peachtree Walk Theatre and the Atlanta Actors Cooperative.
His CD Clayton &The Five Classics, a collection of Doo Wop classics, and the single "Love Potion #9" are streaming on the international streaming services.

His training includes a BA in Drama from the University of Houston, a year with Darryl Hickman, and Masters classes with Stella Adler and Marlon Brando.

He teaches Scene Study For The Working Actor and Get Out of Your Head at the Alliance Theatre.

Clayton is 1st Vice-President of the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Local. He led the creation of the The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and served as it’s Chair for 7 years. He served four previous terms on the Atlanta Local SAG-AFTRA Board, as President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary and Member-at-Large. He was awarded an honorary Union number for his work towards the SAG-AFTRA merger. 

Clayton is proud to be the voice of the Kennesaw State University Marching Owls in NCAA Division I football.

His son, Lee Landey, was the bass player in the internationally loved Psychedelic Rock Band WAND on their first 7 albums. He is happily married to World Ranked and record holding Masters Swimmer Leslie Landey.

Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre is the lead producing theatre in the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages. We value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. We deliver powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply.
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