This course particularly emphasizes how an actor can derive clues to a character’s motivations and subtext through careful examination of the character’s words, other characters’ words, and the melodic and harmonic structures present in what the character sings. Students explore techniques for healthy vocalization, character-driven movement onstage, and effective pacing of lines (both spoken and sung). A trip to Manhattan to see professional actors in a Broadway show provides crucial inspiration for the student performers as they prepare for the courses culminating performance.

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