Singing for Actors:
In this course, students practice engaging the voice and breath through song. By singing together chorally and developing their own vocal final projects, students push past mental barriers and are prepared to begin the work of using their voice fully in performance.
Movement for Actors: This course is designed to engage actors in a curious exploration of their physical limits and the connection between their imagination and their bodies. Over the course of ten weeks we will play, sweat, improvise, create, reflect, stretch and sweat some more.
Theater Fundamentals: Students in theater fundamentals will learn basic acting terminology and techniques, including basic theater terms, skills of observation and listening, the rules of play, presence, focus, economy, timing, and instinct. These techniques and skills, applied in the first year of the course, will form the basis upon which additional training is built.
Character Development: Students in this class will explore several different in-depth techniques of developing an original character including, vocal placement, abstract and animal imagery, and center of energy. Students will complete the trimester with a unit of “working in silence and stillness” to understand the phenomenon of allowing a moment to fully manifest.