Basic Acting (Adults)

What's the difference between emoting and doing? Do I have to control my emotions to act?

What's the difference between reading a script for meaning and script analysis for acting?

How do I tap my creativity and overcome self-conciousness?

Playing with these questions and delving into your own curiosity, about yourself and others, are fundamental to acting. Making choices about how to answer these questions is at the heart of what it takes to put a play on its feet.

This class will explore some of the tools that actors and directors have devised to bring scripts to life in performance. It will cover basic ensemble exercises: building trust, improvising, vocal warm-ups and script analysis. Exercises will be drawn from Stanislavski-based exercises, theatre games, Practical Aesthetics, and Fitzmaurice Voicework®.