Scene Study and Script Analysis

The course will focus on the creation of character. By means of improvisation, concentration exercises and theater games, the class will attempt to the course will culminate in the presentation of scenes, entire plays or screenplays from the modern and contemporary theater, film or television. In addition, the student will research one of the twentieth- century acting theorist – for example, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Artaud, Brecht, Strasberg, Grotowski, Spolin, Bogart, Meisner, etc. The student will give a brief oral report of their method and secrets. Students will also work on contemporary, and classical text in their script analysis portion. This portion of the course focuses on breaking down a script from beats to the subtext, understanding playwright structure, and executing the analysis portion in their own acting.