Once a student has completed Acting I, it is time to increase her physical expression through her growing connection to the breath and the voice. She will also learn to articulate characters through movement. This class expands the student’s experience through the exploration of the basics of realistic acting, particularly the technique of Stanislavski. Students gain an understanding of this approach and of script analysis. Classes explore the three parts of the acting instrument – the mind, body and natural voice. Students utilize improvisation, theater games, solo pieces and group scenes and produce in-class performances of open scenes, written play and character analyses, synopses of plays read and research on plays and authors. This is a one-trimester pass/fail course that fulfills one arts requirement.
Prerequisite: Acting I or the equivalent.