Proficent Theatre students will use Stanislavski's Method to analyze a script and character. Using a simplified chart, students will explore the character's objective, possible tactics, obstacles, stakes, subtext, and the Magic If.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Students will first mimic sounds and motions (demonstrated by their teacher) as they pass them around the circle. Students will then have an opportunity to create a sound and motion to be passed around the circle. Finally, students will create a motion to go with their name (their name serves as the sound part of the exercise).
Students will practice consonant pronunciation and apply the technique to the performance of a poem.
Memorization of lines is the FIRST step to learning how to act on the stage. This memorization exercise is a surefire way to help kids learn their lines, even if they doubt you. This technique will work for monologues, scenes or full length plays; any acting exercise that requires memorization.
Students studying ensemble building will work together using mirroring and flocking to learn how to lead and follow without verbal communication.