2022-5: Learning Scripts - Dealer's Choice
Dates/time: Wednesdays, 9 Nov - 14 Dec 2022, from 6:30pm to 9pm
Director: Jonathan Briden
DOP: Rush Jopson
Venue: Edgar Room, Risingholme Community Centre, 22 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa - more info
Enrolment: class has ended
About this block
In this block we will continue to work on understanding our scripts and our characters. Each participant can choose* how they want to spend the six weeks - learning 1 or 2 monologues or dialogues.
You can choose one of the following 5 options:
- 1 monologue: Spend the full 6 weeks going really deep on a single monologue piece.
- 1 dialogue: Spend the full 6 weeks with a partner on a dialogue.
- 2 monologues: Spend 3 weeks each on two separate monologues.
- 1 monologue + 1 dialogue: Work on a monologue for the first 3 weeks, and then a dialogue with a scene partner for the remaining 3 weeks.
- 2 dialogues: Work on 2 different dialogues.
* not all choices may be available depending on what others have chosen, but we will try to accommodate everyone as best we can.
Outline of classes
Over the course of this block we will touch on various aspects of screen acting to help support the script work you are doing. This will include:
General Acting Technique
Working on tone, emotional range, physicality, pacing, presence, and connection.
We're lucky to have a range of different experience levels in the class, and as such, we will work on both general technique and individual feedback based on your level.
As an actor, you need to be able to accept and respond to direction in a professional manner. We'll look at a range of things that you may be asked to do by a director, and give you the opportunity to try them out.
We'll continue making use of Triggers and breaking a script into moments to explore the characters emotional journey. We'll also look at tools such as scene objectives and substitution.
We'll look at the nature of the character that we are taking on, how they are different from ourselves, and how to handle those differences.
We will capture some basic footage throughout the course, as well as filming completed scenes at the end of each half of the course as needed.