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Acting Session II
with Dom Magwili
Course Description: This course will extend the lessons learned in Session I. Students will continue to explore the craft and technique of acting reviewing necessary skills and disciplines demanded from a professional environment. This exploration will be through theatre games and improvisations, as well as performing original monologues and scenes.
In Session II students will find and prepare scenes and monologues from produced Asian American playwrights such as Frank Chin, David Henry Hwang, and Qui Nguyen, American classics like Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, and Shakespeare. It will also focus on the lessons learned previously as well as exploring the variety of disciplines and fields not necessarily associated with the performing arts such as sports psychology and business strategies.
Limited to 12 students.
Prerequisite: Session 1 preferred, though all are welcome to register.
Acting Session III
with Dom Magwili
Of the three acting sessions, this is the most involved. This class answers the question “Now, that I’ve been cast in a show, what do I do?” Not only will students continue working the lessons of the previous classes, they will be applying them to an entire play.
Session III promises not only a rehearsal schedule and a basic production show, but it will include a teaching component. The instructor will be using the entire process as a teaching opportunity that is both personalized and informative. There will be explanations and commentary on the rehearsal event.
This is a culmination of the first two sessions in that not only are the fundamentals of acting introduced but the scene/monologue work expands to consider the circumstances of an entire stage play.
There will be one show. It is meant to focus on the acting. So, it will be done under work lights. There will be some costume and some props.
This is an excellent opportunity for beginning actors to involve themselves in the production experience in a safe environment. For experienced performers this will continue to hone their skills in a scheduled show.
The casting and play are to be determined.