Club Atenea 1- Introduction to acting



INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

ACTING IS ABOUT…
BUILDING UP CONFIDENCE AND SELF-AWARENESS
STAYING FOCUSED
KEEPING OPEN TO OTHERS’ REACTIONS
ENJOYING WHAT YOU ARE DOING
NOT SHOWING PREJUDICES
BEING RELAXED
LISTENING TO OTHERS
HAVING PRESENCE AT THE VERY MOMENT
-BEING CREATIVE

In this course we will do some improvisation exercises, we will work with our body and voice, we will read some theatre plays, do some character analysis and perform some scenes.

Suggested readings
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett.
Our Day Out, Willy Russell.
The Cripple of Inishman, Martin Mc Donagh.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare.
Monkey Bars, Chris Goode.
Sunday on the Rocks, Theresa Rebeck.
The Hothouse, Harold Pinter.

Meetings Dates
1st. 21st October
2nd. 18th November
3rd. 16th December
4th. 27th January
5th. 24th February
6th. 31st March
7th. 26th May


Bibliography on Acting
1. Stanislawsky para principiantes,
2. La construcción del personaje, STANISLAVSKI, K.; ALLEN, D; FALLOW, J.; Era Naciente.
3. Improvisation for actors, DIGGERS, Dan.
4. Improvisation starters, BERNARDI, Philips.
5. Drama games for classrooms and workshops, SWALE, Jessica.

1st SESSION: Physical work tells you a story

1. Walk in a neutral position. 5’
2. Moving through the room walking slowly or fast, at different levels, move backwards, forwards, to the right to the left. Kneel down, roll on the floor, creep, stand, jump... Let the music guide you. 10’


3. Building up confidence. Stand in a circle. One person goes in the middle of it. With your eyes closed, let your body bounce while the rest of the group members hold you.


4. I love you. Choose a person in the group. you love. Don’t tell anyone. Your movements will show who this person is: you want to be close to them. Check what your feelings are when theymove away from you, when they got close to you. 5’


5. I hate you. Choose a person in the group you hate. Don’t tell anyone. Your movements will show who this person is: you want to be far away from them. Check what your feelings are when they move away from you, when they got close to you 5’
6. Equilateral triangle. Keep moving through the room choose two people in your mind and as you move get focused on building up an equilateral triangle all the time. 5 ‘
7. In a circle you mimmick a gesture but say something completely different. 10’


8. In pairs standing opposite your partner assign A and B roles. A says one B says 2 A says 3.Then replace 1 by a clap, 2 by a jump, three by twisting down.


9. Improvisation exercise: Choose an object from your bag. Improvise with it. In pairs with no words only mimic.


10. Voice exercise, relaxing.

READING: MONKEY BARS.
We have assigned dialogues for the next meeting.


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