General Description: This workshop class focuses on the foundations of theatre and acting. Students participate physically and verbally every day. Training the body, voice and mind, the class moves from concentration and ensemble-building exercises through characterization, mime, staging, improvisation and script analysis, culminating with a performance of a monologue or scene from a play the class has studied in-depth. Attendance is vital and affects the overall grade. Students are expected to dress appropriately for a movement-based class. They are also required to attend at least one play per quarter; costs for play attendance are the student’s responsibility.