--Offered for Grades 9 and Above--
This course is a basic introduction to acting technique for the stage. It is designed to develop the ability to play dramatic action honestly and believably, using realistic/naturalistic material. Course work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional life. Work in preparation of the monologue will be introduced, explored, and preformed. Scene work, in the second half of the semester, will focus on breaking down the play, analysis, identity, motivation and action. Out-of-class assignments include role memorization and performance.