Acting is Doing: The heart of acting. We start with playing specific objectives from the very first class.
Acting is Reacting: Willingness to listen, be "in the moment" and available to be changed by your partner.
Easy to explain, years of training to execute.
"Shows" give "show" experience. Classes are for learning, exercising and honing acting skills.
Acting 1: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00. 16 classes beginning Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.
For first time students at the Academy. But also appropriate for those who have had just one or two short sessions. Scripted scenework is utilized from the first class. The focus centers on playing actions specifically, transitioning believably between objectives and focusing on your target/partner on stage. Dialogues and monologues will be studied, critiqued and polished. Students will be filmed in class on occasion. Classes are 1 hour in length. Work at home is necessary and required.
Acting 2: Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30. 16 classes beginning Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.
Acting 1 or teacher permission is prerequisite to this class. Further development of the basic skills but much more intensive choicemaking leading to defined characters and believable, purposeful performance. The basics of Acting 1 should be well developed before Acting 2. Filming, studying actors in film, accents, movement and other character "externals" are introduced at this point. Classes are 1.5 to 2 hours long.