This course provides training in acting techniques, including vocal production, movement, and the expressiveness necessary to interpret characters, both improvised and scripted. Students participate in ensemble-forming exercises that develop concentration, trust, observation, spatial relationships, and emotional expression. Students are introduced to script analysis through the study of monologues and scenes. Through a variety of exercises, students explore different acting styles specific to time period or dramatic genre. Continued work aims to fully develop emotional and intellectual resources for the creation of believable and accurate character interpretations. Participants are given the opportunity to stage Green Room productions.
Open to: Freshmen and sophomores