CSUN Theatre | Episode Three – Acting for Non-Actors

CSUN Theatre | Episode Three – Acting for Non-Actors


[Kaback] The art of theatre
requires communication and really requires a deeper level of appreciation and understanding
of how we communicate as human beings. [Music] Appreciating the dynamics,
appreciating the awarenesses that actors cultivate because that’s what we’re exploring as we’re
looking in a dramatic text for answers to how I’m going to behave on stage as this particular
character. The ability to use this exercise in Theatre
111 as sort of a mirror to real life becomes really a great opportunity
to reflect and think about “how do I get along with people”
“what do I think about myself” all of those things. Public speaking is something we all ultimately
have to do you know, at some point in our life. So that idea of just breaking the ice
getting students to feel more secure and confident as they stand up in front of their classmates
and present is certainly a vital and primary function
of that class. [Khalili] This course made me get out of my
comfort zone because before, I haven’t performed amongst like large
audiences or large groups, but you know, every since I took that class
it encouraged me to get out of my shell and be who I want to be and be myself, in
some way. [Kaback] When we do physical activities, for
example, in the 111 class where we might pretend that we’re walking
on the moon without gravity, or our feet are stuck in glue,
or we’re skipping on the playground, it’s such a charge for me, as the instructor,
to watch students just feel liberated and smiling and laughing as they’re skipping
around the class. [Khalili] I would definitely recommend others
to take Theatre 111 because it really could get you out of your
shell. If you feel alone or if you feel
like you’re not really yourself you could make new friends in that class
and just have fun and be who you are. [Kaback] When we work together in Theatre
111, we’re exploring collaboration,
trust exercises that help us really begin to recognize how vital it is
for actors to work together in a spirit of common belief in each other. I think those themes serve all students, whatever
their discipline.

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