Acting and Oral Interpretation (FALL)

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Teacher: Amy Meyer
Date/Time: Wednesday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Fine Arts Electives
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th), Middle School (6th-8th)

ACTING and ORAL INTERPRETATION is a workshop style class for the actor or speech student who wishes to take their performance to the next level. Students will spend the semester working either a short monologue and two-person scene or an oral interpretation. We will explore in-depth character development using our authentic imagination, working towards a truthful and compelling performance. We will rotate between working scenes and exercises designed to promote relaxation, vocal texture, emotional transparency and physical expressivity.  

Please note that students will have an optional opportunity at the end of the semester for a final performance of their chosen piece for friends and relatives during the class period. This is NOT a formal performance class. Speech students preparing an interp for competition will, of course, be able and encouraged to compete as they like. 

This class is appropriate for both the advanced performance student as well as the novice since students will work and develop within their own skill level. However, ALL students will be expected to prepare for each class session FULLY AND DILIGENTLY.  During class students will be expected to discipline their attention to the tasks at hand.  

$285 Fall semester

Course materials: TBA