Year one of the Two Year Acting Program explores the fundamentals of craft, helping students transform knowledge into improvisational action. Students act in three scenes as part of the 9-month session while learning to identify each scene’s context and subtext. The first year provides all the tools for emotionally connecting with other actors and with the material at hand.
“In the program’s first year,” explains Sandlan, “we begin unlocking the imaginative potential inside each actor. We discuss the importance of finding one’s own way into a character and scene. Year one is the essential foundation for the more focused and intensive work that comes in the second year.”
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