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THE 131P - Acting Practicum 2, Experimental

Credits: 3
3 Practicum Hours

Prerequisites: THE 130P  

This course is a continuation of Acting Practicum 1 (THE130P) designed to prepare the beginning acting students to learn the rehearsal and performance sequence. A rehearsal and performance sequence trains the actor to understand voice, body and mind as it relates to character and the play. Significantly participation in the rehearsal process will lead to  confidence and quality in performance. Participating in a semester performance will be required.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the rehearsal and performance process.
  2. Assess character relationships within a play.
  3. Produce a character analysis and “Who am I?”
  4. Apply direction and criticism.
  5. Work closely with others.
  6. Work under pressure with deadlines.
  7. Memorize and deliver lines in the order in which they are written.
  8. Participate in a performance.
Listed Topics
  1. Understanding stage direction and blocking
  2. The actor’s voice, body and mind
  3. Choeography, meter, and movement
  4. Mental and physical preparedness, focus and listening
  5. Journal actor experience
  6. Performance in front of an audience
Reference Materials
Use of the campus library to research various aspects of the craft of acting
Videotapes of previous shows and certain actors
Books about the “play” and acting will be recommended
Field trips to other theaters

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