2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CDRAM 2060 Introduction to Voice and Acting

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of acting with an emphasis on voice production and self-scripted autobiographical storytelling. Group and individual exercises are designed to stimulate and develop imagination, physical and sensory awareness, creativity, and the capacity for ensemble work. Techniques for accessing emotional and psychological truth are practiced as the fundamentals of the actor's creative process. Voice work is drawn from Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice. Students will perform original material which is based on experiences from their own lives.