This course is designed for studying acting techniques for the stage. It is designed to develop the ability to play dramatic action honestly and believably using a variety of materials beginning with realism and perhaps extending to other traditions of actor preparation. Course work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, physical and emotional life. Work in preparation of the monologue will be introduced. Scene work will focus on breaking down the play, analysis, identity, motivation and action. Out-of-class assignments include required readings from acting texts and plays. Attendance at and responses to any Flint Hill School production scheduled during the term are required. (Semester, .50 credit)