Exploring Human Motivation and Craft

The character is in action…struggling —Stanislavski

This class is dedicated to the actors’ personal growth through improvisations and exercises. Our other concentration is on the fashioning of the actors’ craft based on Uta Hagen’s five “W’s”: who you are, where you are, what you want, why you want it, and when you want it. Scene work is in the second semester only. Our motto: “You use yourself in order to transform yourself.” Improvisation forces you to use the pain and the joy in your life. Use it…and then move on. Only connect… —E.M. Forster. This class meets twice a week.