Theatre Advance

Min. 8 Students are required. 16 weeks, one session a week. Prices are per student per session

 

1. Understanding Of Facial Expressions-  Explore how to show the thoughts, feelings and emotions of the character you are portraying.

2.  Importance Of Voice-
Learn how to hold an audience attention by making yourself interesting to listen. Speak slow and louder than normal, using pauses, emphasis and variety in tone, pitch, rhythm and volume.

3.  Understand The Gesture-
Make your performance visually interesting. The types of gesture you use- aggressive, authoritative, nervous, exaggerated will send message to the audience about your character’s personality, mood and situation.

4. Stance-
The way you hold your posture on stage will portray your character’s age, personality and mood. Your character’s stance may change according to what situation they are in.

5. Be In Your Character Always-
The audience is always looking at you, even when you are not speaking, so you have to be always in your character.

6.  Understand Movement And Behavior-
The audience will get a sense of your relationship with other characters by how close you are standing to them and the direction you are facing.

7.  Understanding Of Status-
Use levels to help indicate status. One character may be on higher piece of staging or platform or it may simply be that one character is standing and another is sitting. It is usually easier to play dominating, more powerful  character if they are on a higher levels.

8. The Why Factor And Motivation-
Research the text to identify your character’s thoughts, feelings and emotions. Understanding your character’s motivation will help you give a believable and realistic performance.

 

Theatre Intermediate

This is for a group of min. 8 people.  16 weeks, once a week sessions. The prices are per student per session

 

A play and learn style theatre sessions that will engage children in interactieve theater based activities-
 
 
What is theatre? Students explore how theatre is the art of telling stories through live acting.
1. Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and involved every member in a performance.
 
2. Movement and Space. Students explore how pantomime and behavior help tell a story.
 
3. Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage.
 
4. Objectives and Tactics. Students will think about the “why” behind every action.
 
5. Voice. Students will understand the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation.
 
6. Listening and Reacting. Students will understand how being present, listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor.
 
7. Stage Directions and Blocking. Students will understand the “principles of blocking” and how to stage a scene without instruction.