Sensory Technique (DRA4161.01)

Dina Janis

How do you create imaginary rain or cold or heat? Where are you coming from when you enter a stage from the wings? How do you personalize and endow the set and props your character thinks of as real? What is substitution and how can it help bring the relationships of a play to life? In this class, we will work with the basic canon of sensory exercises designed to give the performer these skills of the imagination and body. We will utilize the improvisational techniques of actress and teacher Kim Stanley to explore place: how one creates place, and how this allows one to achieve the much sought-after privacy in public that allows for greater freedom of expression. This is an intermediate/advanced technique class.

Corequisites: Drama Lab

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor- some prior acting technique training. Please email about your interest prior to May 10, 2019
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40-3:30
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
This course is categorized as All courses, Drama.