B.F.A. Acting Studio I (2) Exercises to develop truthful listening and responding as a foundation for acting studio scene study.
THEA 225A B.F.A. Acting Studio I (2)
Listening and responding in an unadorned, truthful way is the lynch-pin of the actors's work. In THEA 225A, students will begin with exercises designed to enhance truthful behavior on stage. In addition, this semester's work includes exercises to increase awareness of the sensory world around us and its effect on the actor's imagination, availability to emotion, and mental focus. Contentless scene work leads the student through the basics of behavior on stage: playing for a purpose (goal), encountering obstacles, and finding the necessary tactics to behave appropriately in the imaginary circumstances.
THEA 225A is a performance studio, that is, each students will be actively involved each day. Each class will begin with some physical and/or vocal warm-up done by all students. The instructor will look for consistent applications of and growth in individual techniques earlier explored. The core of each day's work will focus on student improvisation or scene work. Students thus are subject to daily observation, daily testing for comprehension and application of material encountered, daily assistance, and daily criticism of their work. In addition to daily critiques, students will receive a mid-semester and semester-end evaluation from the lead instructor.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.