This class gives theater artists the time and space to further develop their understanding of listening as a fundamental tenet of acting and necessary tool. Through exercises and prepared studies of scenes, students will explore listening as defined as absorbing and responding to the truth, moment by moment. Stanislavski’s Active Analysis and its relationship to the Viewpoints – ways of researching and engaging in full-body listening – will be a core source of the study from which to expand. An essential component will be choosing scenes from different plays and playwrights to work with. This class entails extensive out-of-class preparation, with 4 -6 hrs of research and rehearsal required weekly.
Corequisite: Dance or Drama Lab assignment.
Registration for this course will begin on Thursday, May 18 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Monday, May 22 from 11:00am – 12:30pm in VAPA E224 with Jenny Rohn.