Acting 2

Acting II builds on the work of Acting I with a deeper exploration of character development and advanced acting skills by challenging the student with texts (original and adaptations) from plays written and/or originally set during the Industrial era to the Modern era. This course goes beyond simply exploring the works of early twentieth century playwrights but also examines contemporary adaptations of the original work. Playwrights explored (but not limited to) are Ibsen, Chekhov, Regina Taylor, Aaron Posner, OyamO, Tanya Saracho and others.  In addition, by using exercises developed by various practitioners and responding and reacting to the Stanislavski system, students will explore character through textual analysis and physicality. Students will perform character projects and strengthen rehearsal techniques by working on scenes that inhabit more complex language from an earlier period of history.

Fall 2021 (2221)

THEA 1103-27963

Monday / Wednesday / Friday
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Henry Heymann Theatre

Fall 2021 Acting 2 Flyer

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Course prerequisites

THEA 0830 - Introduction to Performance and/or THEA 1102 - Acting 1