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This introduction to acting explores psychology and human behavior from page to stage. Students learn how to read a script, how to work on a scene, breaking it down into beats. Students study and utilize a rehearsal process, working with various scenes from American and English theatre, along with a scene partner. Script study includes monologues as well as scenes and requires performance of both.


  • Develop a process of taking a scene from page to stage. 

  • Learn how to read a play for understanding and character information. 

  • Rehearse a scene based on beat changes, where new information alters character focus. 

  • Blocking/staging by actors in rehearsal which best expresses the human behavior and objectives at hand. 

  • Working with a scene partner to explore the depth and possibilities of a script.

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