Method Acting nurtures the teen actor’s creativity through exercises designed by Lee Strasberg and applied at a level commensurate with teenage experience. Students train in this technique to develop the actor’s ability to respond with real behavior to imaginary circumstances. The first part of each class begins with Lee Strasberg’s relaxation technique and then moves to sense memory exercises. The second part of each class is devoted to improvisation, scene work, and monologues. The sensory exercises and monologue/scene work continue to become more challenging with each Young Actor’s progress, length of study, andexperience. Three hours. May be taken as a morning or afternoon session only or with an elective.
This class provides our actors the opportunity to tailor their work for the camera. Commercials, auditions, scene work, and other exercises highlight the different technical skills and adjustments required to cultivate a film performance. Cold readings, scene work, monologues and commercial copy are introduced, practiced, and critiqued to better understand how to apply Lee Strasberg’s Method to all on-camera media. Three hours. Elective for full-day curriculum, cannot be taken without a Method Acting class.
This class encourages our Teen Young Actors to perform solo, duet, and group pieces from the classical and contemporary Broadway repertoire. The class trains students both in vocal technique and movement performance that cultivate the skill set required in the world of musical theatre. Students work with both vocal and dance faculty to develop singing, dancing, and performance competencies. Three hours. Elective for full-day curriculum, cannot be taken without a Method Acting class.
In the performance class, the students spend the first two classes reading plays and scenes, and then the instructor will choose a play for the group to work on. They spend the remaining weeks of the semester building a character, learning lines, and putting together a full play all while applying their Method Acting training. The open house is an opportunity for the students to perform their work for family and friends. Three hours. Elective for full-day curriculum, cannot be taken without a Method Acting class.