Monday, May 25, 2009

Class Structure

Every actor will get to work 3 times in this class. Part 1 will begin with exercises getting the actor in touch with their innate ability to passionately listen, respond and take action: Repetition, Activity, Domestic Exercise, all designed to strengthen the Fundamentals of acting from which all inspiration emerges!

We then move on to the core of the class, Cold Reading. Students will be paired up and given scenes from plays, television and film, working with the dynamics they've developed in Part 1 and, at this point, understanding how to work with themselves as actors using circumstance, relationship and objective. This particular way of learning and doing Cold Reading is a dynamic exercise in bringing the actor to a full, spontaneous life in the scene having very little time with the material. The actor will learn and grow tremendously and have a blast at the same time!

Part 3 will be scene study/monologs. Every actor in the class will be required to have one monolog ready to act in front of the class; this will allow for the actor to have their own work in development on a week-to-week basis. Actors will also be paired for scenework, involving rehearsal away from class. This will allow for a deepening of the process they're learning through Parts 1 & 2.

Moving parallel with all of this will be Actors Movement work, which will encourage actors to open up and expand the expressivity of their bodies and voices.

It's going to be rigorous and fun....

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