THEA 002A. Acting I
This course is designed as a practical introduction to some of the principles, techniques, and tools of acting. We will use theater games and improvisational exercises (from Stanislavsky, Viola Spolin, Uta Hagen and other sources) to unleash the actor’s imagination, expand the boundaries of accepted logic, encourage risk taking, and free the body and voice for the creative process. We will also focus on beginning to analyze text, understanding scene-work and monologues in relation to an entire play, listening and responding to self, others and space, and developing the ability to play actions. Finally, each student will have the opportunity to test our principles of work through one scene with a partner, no longer than ten minutes, to be assigned by the instructor. This scene will be performed in front of the class.
Fulfills a general requirement for all theater majors and minors.
Fall 2021. Torra.
Spring 2022. Staff.
Fall 2022. Stevens.
Spring 2023. Staff.
Fall 2023. Bauriedel.
Catalog chapter: Theater
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/department-theater
Check the Spring 2021 Schedule of Courses
Check the Fall 2021 Schedule of Courses