Acting

THEATRST145S

Hybrid: Only in-person enrollment.

Acting. The fundamentals of acting realism explored through exercises, scene study, and text analysis. Introduction to voice and movement training for the actor. Theory and text analysis studied in their historical context as well as their contemporary relevance.  One course.

Using the writings of Qui Nguyen, Suzan Lori-Parks, Anna Deavere Smith, Caryl Churchill, Anne Bogart, Jose Rivera, August Strindberg, Konstantin Stanislavsky, and Sarah Ruhl, students will explore the fundamentals of acting realism through assigned readings, writing prompts, performance exercises, scene study, and text analysis. The course will cover the birth of realism in the 20th century, Realism and the Theater of Wonder, Micro Realism, Documentary Realism and Poetic Realism.

Curriculum Codes: 
ALP, CCI