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. Attendance is vital and affects the overall grade. They are also required to attend at least one play per semester; costs for play attendance are the student’s responsibility.