A scene study class with an emphasis on that all-important aspect of any theatrical event: conflict. How to find it in a scene on the page, how to use it to drive your performances, and how to ratchet it up. What drives a character to use force, what is their tipping point, and how does aggression change the character and the story? Because engaging physically can be a great catalyst to engaging psychologically, some stage combat will even be employed! Nothing overly strenuous, and safety will always come first, but you’ll learn how an exploration of (simulated) violence can unlock the conflict inherent in a scene. For students with some scene study experience.
Please note: The dates for this class have changed and are updated below to reflect later dates.