Performance & Audition Techniques
This entry level three credit elective course is ideal for the beginning actor. It will be a challenging but creative hands
on class designed to help individuals reach their acting potentials.
The actors will walk away from this class with a prepared audition monologue suitable for use in any local audition
Students will have a greater appreciation of the techniques and demands that live performance requires.
Although this is the second tier of acting classes it is still available for those who have never had an acting class before.
It offers hands on training primarily in the study of contemporary drama through scene study.
The actors in this three credit elective class will work with two different instructors, both professional directors, as
well as beginning directors from the directing class when it is offered; giving the participants a wider range of directing
approach styles to scene work.
This Spring offered 5 credit elective course is geared towards the more experienced actor looking for a firm grounding in the
classical style of acting and the prerequisites are listed in the schedule. The course will explore the three significant
periods of classical plays; Greek, Shakespeare and French Neoclassic Drama.
Period style process will include: movement, gesture, dance, vocal production, text analysis as well as
scenes and monologues from the classical repertoire.
Students will work with neutral masks and commedia masks for the purposes of developing a strong personal
kinesthetic sense of how their body moves in the theatrical space and character development.