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

Jennifer Rohn, Kerry Ryer-Parke

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: Audition (bring a short dramatic text that is meaningful to you and a short acapella song) or permission of instructors.
Credits: 4
W 8:20am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Drama, Four Credit, Jenny Rohn, Kerry Ryer-Parke, Music, Wednesday Mornings, and tagged , , , , , .