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2nd Year Acting

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Acting II

  • Implement the tools of the first year training and apply to plays of various periods and styles
  • Style works focuses on scenes from Chekhov and Shaw and the speeches of Greek Messengers
  • Examine the use of intention/obstacle in plays of heightened language
  • Explore the work of contemporary playwrights in scene study
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Movement II
  • Focuses on the fundamentals of physical conditioning including flexibility and alignment with exercises from yoga, Pilates and modern dance
  • Explores the basic understanding and control of the body
  • Prepares for contact improvisation through spatial and group awareness, tumbling and lift skils, and choreographic technique
  • Incorporates a clowning unit with improvisation, guided exercise and collectively generated performance
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  • Encompasses the skills required for executing violence on the stage in a safe artistic manner
  • Covers unarmed combat and single rapier, and may include broadsword, quarterstaff, rapier and dagger
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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Styles

  • Continues dance training through musical theatre study.
  • Apply ballet technique to combinations based on the styles of choreographers in musical theatre from 1930s to the present
  • Supports this work through warm up, across the floor work, and learning combinations
  • Emphasizes the rapid acquisition and retention of combinations for dance auditions

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Shakespeare II

  • Develop advanced skills in textual analysis by focused work on a single Shakespearean text
  • Expand and hone mastery of rhetorical devices, scansion, rhythm, personalization of imagery and activation of language
  • Students investigate through soliloquies and scenework
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Voice and Speech II

  • Build stamina, resonance, and breath-energy through the techniques of Rodenberg, Fitzmorris and Lessac
  • Directly activate the voice from physical and emotional impulse to achieve greater freedom and power
  • Hone Muscles of speech through poetry, verse, logic and rhetoric texts and striving for clarity, color and sensitivity to language nuance
  • Acquisition of dialects
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Circus Skills

  • Encourages students to embrace each learning opportunity and to remove "I could never do that" from their vocabularly
  • Promotes focus in the moment - each time is fresh and unique
  • Introduces students to tumbling, juggling, balancing, bongo board, mini-trampoline, tight wire

Actor's Lab II

  • Introduce students to non-realistic Acting Styles focusing on solo and choral exercise using classic Greek texts.
  • Explore physical and vocal size through the Heroics vocal approach. Participate in student created pieces exploring impulse, gesture, rhythm, mask and textual deconstruction.

Singing Techniques

  • Emphasizes individual coaching for the singing actor
  • Utilizes and explores Alexander Technique, Carl Stough Breathing Coordination
  • Works to clear unnecessary habits of tension
  • Draws on a variety of musical theatre styles to encourage open channels within the body/voice to move freely, powerfully and expressively

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Audition Techniques & the Business of Being an Actor

  • Explores audition techniques for theatre, musical theatre, callbacks, and university/graduate school auditions using the book No Caution! by Erik Stein.
  • Investigates the business elements in the acting professional's life.
  • Work includes mock auditions and callbacks, communication with theatre companies and industry professionals.
  • Workshops and guest speakers are a part of this feature.
  • Learn to ask for what you want and how to build relationships with decision makers.

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