Instructor: Derek Lucci
In the second year we will address the actor in total, not as an interpretive element of creation but as a creator, a collaborator, an artist. We will confront the situation one finds oneself in when acting with the goal of engaging the work wittingly – being aware that you are doing it, what it is that you are doing and to absorb what this awareness has to yield you as the actor navigating the work at hand. Our aim is to discover and solidify the fundamentals of advanced acting by focusing on the ‘work’ as clearly, dryly and un-preciously as possible. We will identify where the work begins and ends in order to unpack the simplicity or complication of the task to be accomplished within the work’s span. All the while developing the capacity and imaginative resources to realize that task.