Mondays, July 8 through August 12, 2019
Instructor: Brent Stansell
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.

Brent Stansell, Associate Director of Education and Training
Years with STC: 11
Last Seen: Performing as Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for STC Education as he did on Tour 55 of the National Players out of Olney Theatre Center
Why I Teach: “Theatre skills are life skills. Whether you continue to study acting or are just looking for an escape from your day job, acting allows you to explore different aspects of yourself while having fun at the same time.
From the Syllabus:
Participants will…

  • Work on assigned exercises, including observations and reflections, improvisations, character work, voice and movement techniques, and scene work (pulled from a variety of sources and methods).
  • Learn how to actively observe the world we live in and honestly respond to stimuli.
  • Analyze a text using an understanding of action and objective.
  • Develop a physical instrument, becoming more aware of their bodies and voices.
  • Take bold and creative risks.
  • Participate in a rehearsal process culminating in a performance.

Introduction to Acting

July 8 - August 12

Education Classes and Camps
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