Scene Study & Acting Technique [Dramatists]
Sharpen and deepen your acting skills by rehearsing and performing a scene of your choosing! Use theatre games, textual analysis, and physical and vocal exercises to develop a distinct character to make yourself a bold and inventive performer.
For current 9th – 12th graders
- Dates: Saturdays, October 1 – December 10; 2 – 3:30 pm
- October 1: FIRST CLASS (welcome!)
- November 26: NO CLASS (Thanksgiving weekend!)
- December 10: FALL CLASSES SHOWCASE (show what you know!)
For performers eager to deepen their acting training, this scene study class gives students the skills they need to take their performance work to the next level.
We will delve into the core of acting technique by rehearsing scenes that our students select from a mound of carefully culled dramatic literature. While rehearsing scenes, students learn to research and explore their character, balance logic with imagination, identify their character’s journey, collaborate with scene partners, and rehearse productively. Scene work will be augmented with improvisational games that also teach acting skills: clarity of thought and action, commitment to choices, active listening, and responding while in character. The result is bold, confident and clear acting!
I just wanted to thank you and Traveling Players for all the training you guys have given me in the last three years. I got third place in my school’s Shakespeare monologue competition [as a freshman], and I give the credit ENTIRELY to the very worthy Traveling Players Ensemble. I love Traveling Players so much and I am glad to have met each and every person I’ve met there!