This course is designed to build foundational acting skills using Stanislavski-based exercises such as those devised by Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler and/or Uta Hagen. These exercises aim to develop the actor’s ability to listen and respond truthfully in the moment, be present and connect, work with spontaneity, build concentration, and incite the imagination. Students will learn to craft behavior by working on contemporary text and engaging in improvisational exercises with partners as well as a series of solo projects. Students will also explore given circumstances and actions/objectives while working on audition techniques with a monologue. Students will then apply textual analysis skills and build rehearsal technique by bringing him/her-self to life in a role in a scene.
This course is a building block and prerequisite for other performance courses in the theatre department. Students interested in the theater arts major or minor or who have theatre experience are encouraged to audition into this course (in lieu of Introduction to Performance).
Spring 2021 (2221)
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