Acting I is an introduction to craft: the balance of external technique and internal elements in order to create a flexible but consistent process that can be used to create believable characters in a variety of settings. The class is a combination of theory and practice. Students are exposed to major post-Stanislavkian acting theories that are applied in scene and partner work. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities-Performance, Elective)
- Demonstrate the following aspects of the craft of acting: relaxation/breathing techniques, visualization, given circumstances, objectives, scene analysis, and improvisation.
- Analyze scenes from plays.
- Demonstrate creativity and critical reflection throughout the process of acting.
- Apply a working vocabulary of theatre terms.
- Memorize lines in a timely manner.
- Demonstrate relaxation and energizing methods from warm-ups to rehearsal.
- Demonstrate and apply outer and inner concentration techniques in rehearsal.
- Apply imaginative techniques to a variety of acting scripts and rehearsal situations.
- Apply sensory perception as an acting tool.
- Create and apply the concept of "intention" to the planning and rehearsal of scenes.