Fall 2021

Action and Character

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-113

Formerly listed as: THDA-13

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Jude Sandy (Section 01)

Description

A first college-level course in the fundamentals of acting, with an emphasis on the connections between dramatic action and character. Students learn how to analyze dramatic texts and bring them to life through a collaborative process, and by using body, voice and imagination. Classwork includes regular exercises designed to develop acting craft. Homework includes memorization, regular rehearsals and relevant reading, alongside practical research and short writing in various modes. Assignments progress toward realizing performed scenes. In addition to two two-hour class meetings per week, students participate in the equivalent of a two-hour per week laboratory experience coordinated with the department’s production season.

Limited to 20 students. Eight seats reserved for first-year students. Fall semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Sandy.

If Overenrolled: Roster managed for balance of class years and interests; preference to majors, first-years and sophomores

Keywords

Artistic Practice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors

Offerings

2021-22: Offered in Fall 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021