Introduction to fundamentals of acting as a process, a craft, a discipline - with basic techniques used by actors. Students develop an understanding of acting skills and theater/acting terminology, and learn to heighten powers of observation, focus, and invention through exercises in breathing, relaxation, voice, movement, theater games, and improvisation. Students will work with texts from dramatic scenes and monologues. Class requires a high degree of participation and willingness to engage in structured play in an ensemble. Attendance is required and students are graded on active participation. (Does not count towards the major.) Instructor: Staff. One course.