With Will MacAdams

What is presence on stage? And how does an actor manifest it? In this course, you’ll explore acting through a hands-on, ensemble-based approach that is grounded in listening. The course begins with an exploration of the many stories that you carry, hear, and express through movement. We’ll then move to language, developing skills of text analysis and character development – and read plays from a range of diverse playwrights whose work challenges the way we see and embody stories. Throughout this process, you’ll explore how listening deeply helps foster ensemble – guided by the core belief that dynamic life on stage is found not within oneself but in relationship: to the text, to other performers, to the audience, and to the larger world.

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