Montana Von Fliss
B CUSP 197
Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity. Offered: AWSp.
Curious about how to act on stage? This class is a basic and fun exploration of the techniques of acting. An interactive approach towards the investigation and development of basic acting skills through improvisation, scene work, and collaborative exercises. The exercises in class will strengthen skills such as: public speaking, listening, team-building skills, as well as physical and vocal presence. The course will culminate in a class presentation for an invited audience.
Student learning goals
Basic understanding of how to approach scripted scenes using Stanislovki’s acting technique.
General method of instruction
Interactive and fun!
No prior acting experience or training is required.
Suggested reading: "TIPS" by Jon Jory
Class assignments and grading
The nature of the assignments will consist mainly of class presentations of memorized scenes. It is also required to attend 2 performances of professional theatre productions in the Seattle area and to write short response papers. There will be a final performance for an invited audience (must be present and perform to receive a final grade in the class.)
Participants will be graded on preparation and participation in class, 2 response papers, and the final performance. Grades will not be based on talent or prior experience.