Weeks 8: 2/26/18

The calendar for March can be found here: March Classes Calendar

Drama 1

Students will complete final rehearsals for their improvisation shows. The shows will be presented on Thursday and Friday of this week.  On Wednesday, coaching sessions for musical theatre and monologue selections will continue. Makeup for 2/16: Go to this link to watch the video and take notes on the key concepts discussed: Improvisation Basics Video

Drama 2

Students will continue the study of acting craft–physical and vocal. Thursday will be dedicated to diction and voice work.  On Wednesday, coaching sessions for musical theatre and monologue selections will continue. The schedule for Wednesday Coaching Sessions is available here: Wednesday Coaching Schedule

Drama 4

We will resume study of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Students will continue the study and implementation of the techniques taught by Uta Hagen in her approach to actor training.  Exercise Presentations

Thursday – Physical Destination: Carter, JJ, Vivian, and Dayela
Friday – Physical Destination: Payton and Fourth Side: Tanese

See all Hagen Exercise Assignments: D4 2018 Hagen Exercise Selections

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Weeks 6 and 7: 2/5/18 and 2/12/18

Drama 1

Students will continue the study of improvisation. On Wednesday, coaching sessions for musical theatre and monologue selections will begin. Week 6 will largely consist of callbacks for Murder on the Nile.

Drama 2

Students will continue the study of acting craft–physical and vocal. Thursday will be dedicated to diction and voice work.  On Wednesday, coaching sessions for musical theatre and monologue selections will begin.  Week 6 will largely consist of callbacks for Murder on the Nile.

Drama 4

Students will continue the study and implementation of the techniques taught by Uta Hagen in her approach to actor training. We will resume  study of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Week 6 will largely consist of callbacks for Murder on the Nile.

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Murder on the Nile Audition Information and Week 5: 1/29/18

Please follow this link for audition information:
Murder on the Nile Audition Monologues

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Weeks 3 and 4: 1/15/18 – 1/26/18

Most of Week 3 was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Drama 1

Students will continue the study of improvisation. On Wednesday, coaching sessions for musical theatre and monologue selections will begin.

Drama 2

Students will continue the study of acting craft–physical and vocal. On Wednesday, coaching sessions for musical theatre and monologue selections will begin.

Drama 4

Students will continue the study and implementation of the techniques taught by Uta Hagen in her approach to actor training. We will resume  study of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Weeks 1 and 2: 1/4/18 – 1/8/18

Drama 1

Students will begin learning the basics of improvisation. On Wednesday, students will choose a monologue or a musical theatre audition piece for their Wednesday projects.

Drama 2

Students will begin learning the basics of acting craft–physical and vocal. On Wednesday, students will choose a monologue or a musical theatre audition piece for their Wednesday projects.

Drama 4

Students will begin learning the basic concepts of Uta Hagen’s approach to actor training. We will also begin to study Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Week 18: 12/11/17

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)

Tuesday we will continue final preparations the final performances of scenes.  Wednesday, December 13 will be the final performances of our monologues and musical theatre selections.  The rubric for this performance may be found here: Monologue and Song Performance Rubric.  The rubric for the scene performance may be found here: Scene Performance Rubric.  Below is the schedule for the final scene performances:

1st Period: Thursday, 12/14: Syncopation/Jake’s Women; Friday, 12/15: Dinner With Friends/A Raisin in the Sun; Monday, 12/18: Waiting For Lefty

2nd Period: Thursday, 12/14: Syncopation/Jake’s Women/Dinner With Friends; Friday, 12/15: Late Night/Beebee/Wonderful World; Monday, 12/18: Proof/A Raisin in the Sun

4th Period: Thursday, 12/14: Syncopation/Dinner With Friends/Jake’s Women; Friday, 12/15: Late Night/Proof/A Raisin in the Sun Monday, 12/18: Waiting For Lefty

Drama 3 (3rd Period)
Performances for our Shakespearean monologues will be Wednesday. On Tuesday, we will work on preparing for these final performances.  Here is the rubric for the performance: Shakespearean Monologue Performance Rubric

Thursday and Friday of this week we will view the videos of our D3 Projects from last week.

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Week 17: 12/4/2017

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)
Our work on blocking and memorization continues for our final scenes.  On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, we will continue rehearsals by adding repetition and working through acting choices.  A line check for the scene will be on Thursday and Friday.  On Wednesday, we will continue our coaching sessions of our musical theatre and monologues. The coaching schedule for our Wednesday work is posted at the top of this page on the “Wednesday Coaching Schedule” page.

Drama 3 (3rd Period)
Our Shakespeare scenes will enter the final phase of preparation for Thursday evening’s performances at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Notes for the 6:30 pm show will be given on Monday and for the 8:00 pm show on Tuesday.  Wednesday will be a final rehearsal day for all scenes.  No Shakespeare monologue work will happen this week during our usual Wednesday class.

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