Acting Study

n Acting Study, look forward to getting to know all of my students as individuals and actors with unique talents. My hope is that they will grow as performers and overcome many of the challenges that come with portraying another person and acting with their peers. Empathy, teamwork, script analysis, and understanding their own emotions and habits are all part of what makes an actor a good actor. I can’t wait to see where the semester takes us!

Academic Expectations

By the end of this course, students will have many performance and learning opportunities that include but are not limited to:

  • How to expand vocal/emotional range as an actor.
  • Daily vocal and physical exercises that condition and strengthen the “instrument”.
  • Improvisational Acting.
  • Using movement effectively onstage.
  • Monologue Performance.
  • Auditioning and knowing your “type”.
  • Writing and building a theatrical resume.
  • Scene Performance.
  • Script Analysis.
  • Professional performance analysis based on film and stage acting.
  • Accent study.
  • Effective peer evaluation.
  • Working as a “Company”.
  • Reaching individual goals determined by the student.

*All students must attend or participate in AT LEAST ONE production for each semester they are enrolled in Theatre classes. Following the show, students must write a critical review of the performance they have attended and provide proof of attendance (ticket stub, program, or a *non-flash* photo of curtain call). Ideally, this production will be performed at Heritage, but if needed, you may attend and review a production at another school or community/professional theatre.