ACTING Classes


 

Tuesdays in March and April  2017.

Class runs from 6 - 10 PM on Tuesdays in March and April (no class on  March 14).  Younger students may leave by 9. 

Call 402-474-2206 for more information or email - judithkhart@gmail.com 


Here are the class details:

We meet in the 3rd floor conference room at the Non Profit Hub, 211 N 14th St, Lincoln.  

Please let Judy know which classes you will be attending: Classes are $10 each.  You only pay for the classes you attend.  

March 7,  no class on March 14,  March 21,  March 28,  April 4,  April 11,  April 18 and April 25.

You will get more out of class if you do homework between classes: read plays, memorize text, research acting and actors. 

Please come to class prepared.  Bring an "activity" to each class.  What is an activity?  An activity is a physical task that can be completed in class.  For example: polishing shoes is a task.  You need to bring all of the supplies to do this task.  Bring shoes, polish, rags, polish and newspaper to cover the table so you don't get shoe polish on the table.  You won't be showing the audience that you can shine shoes.  You will be shining shoes while you are in a scene with your partner.

Other good activities for acting class: peeling potatoes, sorting and folding clothing in a basket, cutting fabric, arranging pictures in an album, counting change, drawing 100 stick figures, etc.  I hope you get the idea that activities are active.  Reading a book is not necessarily active - but counting the words on a page of a book is active.  I hope you get the idea.

PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK SO YOU CAN TAKE NOTES. 

This is a studio class.  We don't "put on  a play".  

Some students work on monologues.Some students work on scene study (this requires meeting your scene partner at least once between classes). 

Most students work on improvisational scene study.  How that works is - students bring an activity to class ie: peeling carrots, brushing your teeth, folding clothes, making a necklace, etc.  

I put two students (with activities) together and they come up with the given circumstances of the scene and we proceed.

What is the value of this kind of acting?  LISTENING TO A PARTNER and LIVING TRUTHFULLY IN IMAGINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

Please bring play scripts to class.  If each student brings a play we can practice cold reading.   You can get plays at the library.  What to look for?  Go into the stacks and stand in front of the 800's.  Make sure you look for a play, not just a book of monologues.  Don't tell me you don't know what to look for. DO SOME HOMEWORK AND find some plays.   You must read plays to learn about plays.  Please look for plays and not literature that you want to adapt for class.

7 weeks fly by!!  You must be proactive as an actor.  Be prepared to make choices.

If you have a monologue you'd like to work on bring it to class.

Please  ASK QUESTIONS!   Email  Judy at judithkhart@gmail.com