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|About||Actor's Instrument is a theater education company for grades 3rd - 12th. Working on relationships and behavior and being true to the actor's instincts.|
|Mission||To bring the arts back into children's lives and our schools|
Courses we offer:
Actor's Instrument - Acting class
From Page to Stage - Costume Design & Construction
Medieval Shakespeare Theater
THE ACTOR’S INSTRUMENT
Students will delve into relationship, behavior, the reality of doing, improv, and unrehearsed scene study as an introduction to stage acting. Classes have personalized coaching and class assignments that require preparation and hard work. This class will be taught by Kirsten Bierly.
Student Learning Objectives
Students will learn how to trust their instincts and knowledge in their text to be able to have improvisational freedom within the world of the text.
Students will get used to engaging with other actors, both as their self and in imaginary circumstances. Working on having authentic relationships with each other and with themselves.
Activities will be assigned in class, all research must be done outside of class. As we work on Scene Study students must research their text and work on memorization at home to be prepared for class.
Actor’s Emotional Instrument
The Reality of Doing activity work
Raw Moments – Each class will begin with Raw Moments/Repetitions. Based on Meisner’s repetition exercise, raw moments are a “one-word” spontaneous human experience between two or more actors; developing trust of oneself and their partner. The goal is to get out of your head and into your body, to have complex relationships with your fellow actors, to listen and respond, not just with your ears but from your entire body. To affect others and be affected, and to find out how others view you in the moment.
The Reality of Doing – Acting is the reality of doing. You cannot watch a scene on film or television without the characters literally doing realistic activities while the action of the story moves forward. Moments in life and art are determined by what people are actually doing. Eve