Intermediate Acting for High School & College Students
A Seven-Week Class for Young Actors
Taught by Micah-Shane Brewer, Artistic Director
Classes taught on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23, 30 (No class April 9)
Classes held at Rose Center
Class fee: $175 total for all seven sessions
Space is strictly limited to 15 students.
Pre-requisite: Students in high school or college who have had stage experience.
(Please note that this is not a musical theatre class.)
This seven-week class will focus on techniques and tools to help young performers deepen their skills and understanding as an actor. The workshop will be a thorough introductory to areas of breath work, vocal production, text work, movement and body work, as well as fundamentals of acting and developing a character.
Actors will spend time focusing on the understanding and use of breath work and vocal production. Actors will be introduced to some exercises and techniques that implement the use of breath and body work to produce a healthy and powerful range of effective vocal production. Projection, articulation, and resonation of voice is essential for communicating on stage. There will also be work on evaluating text and using the sounds of words for powerful and effective communication.
Students will be introduced to various movement methods, including Laban Movement, Rhythms, Suzuki, and a wide-range of exercises and exploration of communicating through physicality.
Students will focus on identifying objectives and actions in scene work. Time will be spent using open and scripted scenes to work on specificity of character and creating the imaginative world of the play.
In addition, students will be asked to do some minor writing exercises to connect their work and activities in class as well as readings outside of the sessions.