Students will learn to apply the fundamental principles of Intention, Obstacle, and Tactic to a monologue. They will also learn stage directions and terminology.
Acting 1 Bundle
The Acting 1 bundle includes Acting 1 or 1.2, Audition Technique, and Voice for the Actor at a reduced cost when registering for all three class at the same time.
Acting 2 Bundle
The Acting 2 bundle includes Acting 2, Speech and Dialects, and Character Development at a reduced cost when registering for all three class at the same time.
From first contact to the final call back, learn the proper and professional way to audition and make a great first and lasting impression. A must for any actor. This is included in the Acting 1 bundle.
Justification and Action
We continue the process of developing monologues with justification and action. We dig deeper into putting meaning behind the movements we make or don't make when acting, the reasons behind them, and how to use the voice to convey what the character is feeling.
For the actor who wants to develop their acting skills working with other actors, this class focuses on two-person scene work. You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 or have comparable experience to register for this class.
Voice for the Actor
Acquire the skills to produce sound properly for stage and screen. Learn how to use the full range of your voice with exercises and text. Breath, sound, placement, and pitch will be explored in this class. This is included in the Acting 1 bundle.
Using techniques such as animal work, observation, movement and voice, students will explore creating a character using fictional or non-fictional people and bringing them to life. This is included in the Acting 2 bundle.
Hone in on your acting skills with this class focusing on exercises using your senses to create physical and emotional responses. You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 to register for this class.
Relationship and Status
Acting 1.2 is the bridge between Acting 1 and 2. We continue to work on the monologues from Acting 1 and incorporate additional acting principles including Relationship and Status. It is not part of the Acting 1 bundle.
Speech and Dialects
Students will learn the foundation of the International Phonetic Alphabet (I.P.A.) and apply it to understand the basics of producing the sounds needed for the various dialects including British, Cockney, and Irish. This is included in the Acting 2 bundle.
During the 9 weeks, students will be exposed to classes with a conservatory-like schedule during the week and rehearse a production or Scene Study on the weekends.
Due to the intensity of the curriculum, the Acting Intensive Program is open to actors who understand the principles behind acting. It is not for those who are looking to explore it for the first time and/or have no experience in acting.
The winter intensive focuses on Scene Study. It is recommended to have taken Acting 1, Voice for the Actor, and Audition Technique.
The summer intensive focuses on a full-length production. It is highly recommended to have taken Acting 2, Character Development, and Speech for the Actor.