Actor’s Instrument (DRA2139.02)

Kirk Jackson

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. Casting of final scene work will be made in transparent collaboration with students regarding their preferred goals regarding representation.

Learning Outcomes:
Exploration and challenge of physical, vocal, intellectual, and imaginative capacities.
Fundamental experiential understanding of Action on stage.
Understanding the principals of collaboration.
Develop a sense of rehearsal technique and how to foster its process.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Dance or Drama Lab Required
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Drama , Fully In-Person
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