Students will demonstrate an understanding of actor preparation towards performance by participating in a series of short activities culminating in entering the stage.
Beginning; meant to introduce students to the idea of getting on stage and performing or applying these principles to a formal scripted performance
honest acting, learning how to rehearse, how to act on stage
1994 National Standards:
STANDARD 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
Lesson 1: Honest & Thoughtful vs. Overacting Students will identify aspects of performance that affect an actor’s “Over acting” or ability to act and react honestly through displaying both possible performance styles in the performance of small actions and reactions.
Lesson 2: Polishing Rehearsals Students will demonstrate their understanding of the purpose of “polishing” rehearsals by giving and receiving feedback in trust centered friendly peer reviews.
Lesson 3: Tech Rehearsals Students will be able to use light to either give or take attention on stage, use props to further plot and character, and consider costumes in relation to characterization through application of these skills through improvisation.
Lesson 5: Work Day Students will work actively at applying unit performance preparation activities through practical application towards their characters demonstrated through previews with the instructor.
Lesson 6: Preparing to go Onstage Students will demonstrate an understanding of actor preparation towards performance by participating in a series of short activities culminating in entering the stage.