THET-202 Acting II
In this course, the student actor expands on the critical thinking and artistic skills initiated in THET-103, creating a more mature dialogue between theory and practice through extended scenes, deeper character work, strong partnering, and detailed script analysis combined with a disciplined approach to the rehearsal process.
3 hours weekly
1. Organize and articulate, through a variety of creative approaches, an advanced-level script
analysis to enhance and clarify performance choices by sub-dividing major beats into smaller
units and tying beat elements to the character’s super-objective and the action’s spine.
2. Communicate, through effective partnering, scenes that exhibit strong opposing objectives,
complex psychological relationships, creative psycho-physical actions, and suspenseinducing
3. Use a variety of vocal techniques and inflections as well as symbolic movements inspired by
inner images and experimentation to create expressive delivery of the character’s objectives
4. Analyze one’s own artistic style and choices, remaining flexible to the changing dynamics of
the collaborative process, and revise one’s performance based on self-evaluation and the
diverse voices of partners, peers, and instructor, and offer constructive and respectful
criticism of peer performances and live theatre events.
5. Identify and apply concepts and theories of enduring and contemporary issues of aesthetics
and creativity, through demonstrations of public solitude, heightened urgency, present
versus future circumstances, life observation, primary and secondary fourth walls, physical
endowment, and substitutions to generate innovative solutions to acting challenges.
6. Incorporate innovation, risk-taking, and creativity into performance choices through
investigation of one’s own sense memory and emotional memory on an advanced level
combined with the character’s inner images, inner monologues, and inner problems, using
divergent or contradictory perspectives or ideas from partners, peers, and instructor.
7. Pose and address questions related to the confluence of creative expression with social and
cultural contexts of the script and the imagined character background and history.
8. Assess, reflect on, and critically analyze the role of theatre and performance in illuminating
the human condition.