Acting 3 encompasses advanced acting lessons for the performer who wants to gain experience using their entire body to create a character and tell a story. The performer that wants to master their art must master movement. Every individual has a unique body type and moves differently. By utilizing how they move on stage and developing their nonverbal vocabulary, an actor can bring their performances to a new level of depth and believability.
Acting 3 focuses on the physical aspect of acting and stage performance. Students learn to be more than a talking head on stage. The course teaches students how to use their physical skills as part of an ensemble and how to apply the skills they have to more abstract theatrical pieces. Tempo, repetition, body placement, and nonverbal communication are also tools that are examined and developed.
Students are assigned a comedic sketch to explore physically. They are also involved in an ensemble piece focused on movement that features the entire class. Classic movement theories and exercises are also incorporated into the class.
Acting 3 meets once a week for three hours over an eight week term.