Double Exposure: Acting for Singers/Singing for Actors (DRA4263.01)

Kerry Ryer-Parke & Jennifer Rohn

Actors and singers study remarkably similar skills: efficient use of the body and breath, development of text, character and context, staying present and emotionally connected. But even the most seasoned performer feels doubly exposed when asked to sing and act at the same time. In this class, using repertoire as varied as incidental music for Shakespeare plays, musical theatre and opera scenes, we will will seek common ground in language and techniques, and explore ways to transform this vulnerability into fuel for powerful expressivity.

Prerequisites: Auditions will be held on Monday 11/26 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Jennings 136. Students should prepare a short, simple a capella song that shows their range and singing ability and a one minute monologue from a play (preferable) or a short text that is meaningful to you.
Credits: 4
W 8:00am - 11:40am
Maximum Enrollment: 16
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Drama, Four Credit, Kerry Ryer-Parke & Jennifer Rohn, Music, Wednesday Mornings.