The Art of Acting: Integrity, Eloquence, Empathy

Fall
Fall 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
68
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Marla Elliot
performance, voice, community studies

Studying acting helps you learn who you are and teaches you to “lead from the middle” in collaborative groups. It also helps you develop eloquence, integrity, empathy, imagination, flexibility, discipline, logic, skills in research and critical analysis, and a well-trained voice and body.  This course 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, analysis of dramatic structure and of individual characters, rigorous vocal exercises, and scene work from great dramatic literature. Texts will include A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Bruder, Cohn, et al.; Linklater’s Freeing the Natural Voice ; and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.  

Students enrolled for 8 credits will also pursue, outside of class time, a disciplined physical practice of their choice, such as yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido, or another martial art.  They will document their practice and reflect on its connection to our other learning weekly writing assignments. In addition, eight-credit students will also read Benedetti's Stanislavski: an Introduction and conduct research on the historical, cultural, and literary context of Uncle Vanya.

Credit will be awarded in Acting and Voice.

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

Performing arts, leadership studies, human development, literary analysis

68

Credits per quarter

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: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Com 332 - Performance Studio

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2019-07-038 credit option now available. Description updated to reflect this opportunity.
2019-04-23New offering added for Fall