University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

First-Year Experience

Theatre


THE 010 B - Acting I

Instructor: Sarah Carleton

The American acting teacher Sanford Meisner wrote that “Good acting is humanly alive and theatrically vivid”.  In this class we will explore the methods of understanding Acting based on the principles of Sanford Meisner and Constantin Stanislavski. The objective is to learn a number of usable acting concepts and skills through exercises and scene study to gain a greater understanding of how to comfortably behave on stage in a clear and direct manner. You will be introduced to acting through improvisational exercises that will develop your ability to listen, respond truthfully, and live moment to moment as a means to create spontaneous, emotionally authentic, and exciting work on stage.

Requirements Satisfied: Fine Arts and Writing and Information Literacy