Acting a Song: Using a musical theatre piece, students will learn about the acting choices involved in performing a musical theatre song. Students will learn the difference between just singing and actually performing the song as a character. Students will perform for each other in small groups.
The Actor’s Voice: Students will participate in the vocal warm ups an actor does to prepare for a role. They will also experiment to see how actors free and strengthen their voices to create characters.
The Actor’s Voice: Shakespearean Insults: After learning how to warm up and stretch their voices, students will have a ball hurling Shakespeare’s colorful and lurid insults at each other.
Acting Shakespeare: Students will experiment with the tools actors use to explore and interpret Shakespeare’s Verse. Then by performing short bits of text, students will lift the text off the page and bring it to life with conviction and relish.
Unarmed Stage Combat: Through stretching and movement exercises, students become tuned to the body’s natural flow and use it to learn the techniques of stage combat.
Acting – Making the Invisible Visible: Students explore the invisible world of feelings and ideas through movement, acting, and improvisation, encouraging participants to work with others in finding conflicts and seeking creative resolutions.
Stage Makeup, Special Effect: Students learn to create illusions and special effects with stage makeup. (limit 18)
Improv! Improv! Improv!: Games and exercises help students to free their instincts, take risks, and be brave in the world of comedy improv. They’ll have fun working in the style of Minneapolis’ Brave New Workshop and TV’s Whose Line is it Anyway? while learning to listen and work together.
Creating Characters Through Movement: Through exercises in movement students will learn to free physical choices and create interesting characters.
$120 for groups of 20 or less; $6 per student for groups over 20