Cameron Knight
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Acting I - Introduction to the Acting process
Acting One: Introduction to the Acting process
Course Number: 54-101/ 54-102
Course Description: Discussions, demonstrations, practices and exercises will develop an awareness and ownership of the habits consistent with the actor’s work and responsibilities in the theatre and its relationship to life offstage as you develop complete characters.
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Acting II - Contemporary Scene Study
Acting Two: Contemporary Scene Study
Course Number: 54-201
Course Description: The major focus of this semester will be contemporary scene study. The basic principles learned in the freshman year will be applied more specifically to text work, allowing for a more fully developed experience in the imaginary world of the play. Attention will be paid to creating a working “process” for yourself. You will learn to more fully use yourself as an actor and to build character through relationship, language and behavior.


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Acting II - Shakespeare and Classical texts: Scene Study
Acting Two: Contemporary Scene Study
Course Number: 54-202
Course Description: This semester we will be moving beyond contemporary scene study and we will be exploring the work William Shakespeare. The basic principals that you have been learning over the past year and a half will not change. Our purpose this semester is to expand your technique to encompass a wider range of stylistic demands. As an actor you must come to terms with the inherent truth of each text. This means understanding the sensibilities of the time, the theatrical approach (the structure of the language), and the social and personal values of the playwright. When working with classic texts, it is important to glean what is universal without rendering the text contemporary.
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Junior Auditioning
Junior Auditioning: Technique and Professional Practices
Course Number: 54-327
Course Description: Discussions, demonstrations, practices and exercises will develop an awareness and ownership of the habits consistent with strong audition technique. You will work under fast deadlines in order to practice your ability to make fast but strong decisions. We will explore how to identify an actor’s type and how to select material to showcase that type. The process of interviewing and how to present oneself will also be examined.
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Special Topics in Theatre: African-American Theatre Great Black Plays: Then and Now
Special Topics in Theatre: African-American Theatre Great Black Plays: Then and Now
Course Number: 54-381
Course Description: (Created and developed by Cameron Knight) Includes: Discussions, demonstrations, and assignments will develop an awareness of the African-American experience, influence and perspective on American theatre and theatre performance. We will cover plays from August Wilson, Amiri Baraka, Lorraine Hansberry, Susan-Lori Parks and many others. Using plays and a timeline of Black America from the landing of the first slave ship in Jamestown to the election of the first Black President, we explore how these bookmarks in history and the time in between defined theatre for African-Americans in the United States.


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Rehearsal and Performance: Junior Performance Project
Rehearsal and Performance: Junior Performance Project
Course Number: 54-311
Course Description: This course is to be the bridge from the classroom and the stage. Students will be cast in a production to be performed in the Rauh studio theatre. This is the opportunity for students in the beginning of their junior year, to put the first two years of their training to work and develop the skills necessary for being responsible for a character in an entire play. Work as an ensemble, preparation and professionalism will be strengthened in this course.
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