June 18, 2022 –
Teen Actor’s Toolbox: Tools to Build Technique, Grades 9-12
This class is no longer available.
Instructor: Grady Dennis
Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm
4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18
*No class 5/28 – Memorial Day Weekend
How does an actor recreate, process and control emotion? How do proper breath support, body language, and physicalization of both character and intention play a role in the success of an actor’s performance? How does an actor learn the art of knowing when it’s time to become the focus of the scene and when to fade into the role of the active listener? How do they discover, process and respond to what is in the scene around them, and how do they convey their objectives and obstacles to the audience? What warm-up exercises are best for an actor to prepare their body, voice and mental focus before beginning an audition, rehearsal or performance? In this eight-week workshop you’ll layer specific technical skills upon your already existing skills to begin creating and tailoring your own personal style as an actor. Using ambiguous dialogue, monologues, and improvisation, you’ll develop techniques that push you to greater heights, build confidence, and become a stronger scene partner and a better-rounded performer. Students of this class will also work in conjunction with our Teen Directing class, applying the techniques they learn to scene work directed by our Teen Directing students.