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Acting in "The Zone": Scene Study and Improvisation

Athletes describe “the zone” as a place where performance is exceptional, consistent, and flowing. When acting, seek this transcendent state through a method that fuses scene study and improvisation. Once you have the author’s words crystallized in your mind, personalize them by employing challenging improvisations and by exploring the character in your own words, beyond the boundaries of the text. Then, return to the script with a stronger personal connection, prepared to act in “the zone”—where you and the character are one. The course concludes with two public performances of scenes and monologues you worked on during the semester.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Experience acting in front of an audience
  • Advanced techniques for acting and character development

Ideal for

  • All levels of actors, from beginner to advanced
  • People of all ages looking to creatively enhance their engagement with life

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