An actor honors and bears witness to humanity by embodying and
giving voice to the human element in the landscape of theatrical collaboration.
Investigating the impulses and intuitions that make us unique as individuals can also
identify that which constitutes our shared humanity. Through exploration of the
fundamentals of performance, students address the actor’s body, voice, and imagination
as instruments for creating drama, conflict, action and story. Course work includes:
relaxation techniques, improvisation, basic sensory and imagination exercises, character
analysis, and beginning text work. We will read and discuss several plays throughout the
term, as well as theory.
Corequisite: A Dance or Drama Lab is required to pass this course.