Course Goal/Objectives The goal of this course is to provide the student with an introductory knowledge and practice of acting. Whether someone has or doesn’t have experience acting on stage or film, on a daily basis almost anyone can classify himself or herself as an actor. This course seeks to provide the student with tools they will not only utilize on stage, but also in the “performing” they do in daily life. Acting is “doing.” Through exercises which engage the student in “doing” real actions, they will gain confidence and a comfortability in making choices on stage and off. By the completion of this course the student will have a basic knowledge and practice of the tools an actor utilizes: warm-up exercises, key terms, analyzing a script, memorizing lines, and rehearsing a scene. Basics for the Actor is an opportunity to try out these tools in a safe, supportive environment. Together we will sharpen those performance skills and experience the joy of acting.
Level 1: Basics for the Actor The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the knowledge and practice of acting. Level 1 will utilize scene assignments consisting of 2-3 actors per scene, assigned by the instructor for the class. By the completion of this class, students will have a working knowledge of the language utilized in the acting profession, an introductory understanding of performing through actions, the ability to read and analyze a script, and the practical skills to memorize and rehearse a scene. This class requires attendance at every session, memorization of lines, and 2 hours minimum of rehearsal time outside of class with a scene partner each week. The components of Level 1 are:
Acting Terminology Understanding Actions for the Actor Script Analysis for the Actor Scene Memorization and Rehearsal
NOTES: Capacity: 10 people. This event requires a pop up to acknowledge: “I acknowledge that this class requires my attendance at every session, memorization of lines, and 2 hours minimum of rehearsal time outside of class with my scene partner each week. I acknowledge that there are no refunds within three business days of the first class and once class has started there are no refunds if I choose to leave.”