The Art of Acting: Empathy, Integrity, Eloquence

Fall
Fall 2016
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 20
25% Reserved for Freshmen
8
Credits per quarter

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What does it take to interpret the great works of dramatic literature with your whole body and mind? The art of acting is inherently interdisciplinary.  It helps you develop empathy, integrity, eloquence, imagination, flexibility, discipline, logic, research, critical analysis, and a well-trained voice and body. This program will include intense training in voice, body, and emotional technique.  We will study the history and theory of acting styles and apply our learning to preparing short performance pieces. Our methods will include self-reflection through journaling; analysis of dramatic structure and of individual characters; rigorous vocal exercises; and scene work from great plays. Students will also be required to pursue, outside of class time, a disciplined physical practice of their choice, such as yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, or a martial art.  Texts will include Benedetti's translation of Stanislavski's classic work, An Actor's Work and Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice . Credit will be awarded in Acting and Voice.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

Performance

8

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Fees:

$10 fee for theatre tickets

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 20
25% Reserved for Freshmen
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 9:30 p.m. First meeting Mon, Sept 26, Communications Building 332.

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2016-08-30Student fee reduced to $10 (was $25)