Performance Workshop is a dynamic introduction to the art and craft of acting for the theatre. Students will learn fundamental acting skills, such as creative risk taking, character building, improvisation, and audition and performance techniques, all within the safe, supportive energy of an acting ensemble. Students will explore many different acting processes as they work toward the following learning objectives:
Students will learn to deepen their appreciation for the theatre through the art of acting; to analyze text within the context of developing character and scripts for performance; to develop a sense of "being in the moment" through spontaneity and creative imagination; to connect emotionally to the inner life of the character; to release creative energy, manage tension and take creative risks; to work collaboratively and cooperatively with members of the acting ensemble and; to engage in a journey of personal discovery, imagination, self-expression and creative growth.
Course manual required.
This course is taught by Malissa Kano-White, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.