The goal of this course is to develop an in-depth understanding and practice of the actor’s craft. Specific emphasis will be placed on text analysis, choice making, character development–vocal and physical–and full emotional preparation. We will use cold readings, contemporary and classical scene work and monologues. Students will address any weaknesses in preparation and performance; and learn to strengthen them using a variety of approaches including Meisner Technique, Viewpoints and the Stanislavski System.
Students will be expected to present in class every week. There will be a strong emphasis on extensive outside-of-class rehearsals and preparation (6-8 hours per week) to ensure that work progresses. There will be a final presentation of scenes at the end of the term.
Corequisites: Dance and Drama Lab Assignment