In Acting 201, Actors will learn how to develop characters and create scenes through technique-based units. Each unit focuses on a different technique that teaches actors how to tap into a character’s emotions, how to move in character and how to create “scene-scapes” (the movement and activities in the background of each scene). Every unit ends with the actors performing a demonstration for their families.
At various points throughout the year students are given the opportunity to present what they've been working on for family and friends at an informal public performance. Whether that be a one-act play they've created, a monologue they've worked on, or a fun improv game they want to show off. In preparation for this event, students will go through the process of rehearsing, working together as a team and gaining the confidence required to get up in front of an audience.
Acting 201 offers students the opportunity to advance their acting skills in a supportive, low-pressure environment, while having fun in the process.