Course Title: Actor's WorkshopCourse Description:
Prerequisite: Theater I & IIEnduring Understandings:
- Artists communicate sensibility and meaning through visual & performing arts.
- Artists manipulate their medium(s) to construct meaning.
- An artist's ability to listen and interpret affects his or her ability to understand the art form.
- A level of proficiency is necessary to communicate an artist's intent.
- An artist's use of skills and techniques is a continual, repetitive learning process.
- Artists present finished products or performance.
- The critique process can lead to heightened awareness of aesthetics.
- Critiques promote the use of art vocabulary.
The critique process is a valuable analysis of what takes place intuitively.
Course Units / Topics of Study:Meisner, Method, Monologues (Contemporary/Classical), Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Directing, Body Movement, Improvisation, Critique, Text Analysis
- How does repetition inspire the creative process when developing characters?
- How do emotions affect an actor's physicality and vocals?
- How does an actor create dynamic characters and character relationships?
- How does history influence an actor's analysis of a piece of text or character?
- How does constructive criticism affect an actor's character development?