INTRODUCTION TO ACTING
Thursdays, March 19 through April 23, 2020
Instructor: Jeff Allen Young
Prior Experience: Not required.
Practice the basic skills required to be an actor. Begin your journey with an exploration of the actor’s vocal, physical and psychological instrument while playing fun games, creating characters, and performing with an ensemble.
Jeff Allen Young, Teaching Artist
Last Seen on Stage: STC’s Hamlet
Last Seen on Screen: Sacco for The 48 Hour Film Project
Why I Teach: “I believe many of my successes, both as an artist and a person, are directly connected to the people who took time to teach me what they knew. It fills me with joy and honor to do the same for my students.”
Favorite Exercise in Class: The Empathy Workshop—Students sit across from an acting partner, and visualize them as different characters. The activity is silent. Students do their best to maintain eye contact, as I walk them through various prompts.
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