Prerequisite: Theatre Arts or permission of instructor

Scenes and monologues will be analyzed and performed by students. The process of scene development, text analysis, characterization, and acting techniques will be emphasized. Performances will be rehearsed, presented, critiqued, and performed again after further rehearsal. Critical skills of communication and artistic expression increase as students work through the processes of understanding the text of scenes, and presenting the performances of the scenes. Character development and scene analysis challenge our understanding of human nature in our society as well as human nature in our individual self. These skills and study methods are applicable in all aspects of life, reaching well beyond the craft of acting.