Location: Act 1 122 Flagship Drive Lutz, FL 33549
(Ages 4th - 8th grade)
Acting/Musical theatre: Tuesday 5:30pm-7:00pm
Character Development: Tuesday 7:10pm-8:10pm
The Acting/Musical Theatre class spends the first part of the year as an introduction to the necessary elements for performance, from improvisation to vocal work and everything in between. The year ends with a full length musical which allows students to have a voice in their own character placement.
The Character Development class is an advanced look at the structure involved in creating a character. Areas like background, family structure, inspiration, motivation and personality and physical traits are explored and the actor is asked to create a character of their own making. The class evolves over the school year as the actors are encouraged to explore all aspects of their characters life including their relationship to other characters in the class. The techniques used in this class are a form of long form improvisation. The class deals with the areas of empathy, emotional motivation and the development of creating a character with depth and believability. I have been teaching the class for ten years and it is very popular and has proved to be very beneficial in helping actors develop their ability to form comfortable dialogue and a believable character and story arc. This also aids them in developing back stories for created characters and developing their ease on stage in all dramatic areas.
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