This course explores fundamental principles of performance and techniques of acting through exercises, improvisation and scene work. Basic theory and text analysis will be incorporated into a physical, action based approach that will enhance creativity and focus and develop physical and vocal performance skills. An important component of the course will be attending and analyzing theatrical performances in the countries visited.
Field ClassCountry: South Africa
Day: 1 - Wednesday, 25 March
Students will attend a theatre production at the cutting edge Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and also participate in a performance based workshop at the theatre. Students will analyze the script, acting and design elements demonstrated in the production. Academic Objectives:
- Students will broaden their own acting skills through a company workshop conducted by professional actors.
- Students will increase their knowledge of and appreciation for theatrical form in South Africa and its cultural and political context.
- Students will increase their general knowledge of performance and production values through participating, as audience members in a theatrical event.