Jan 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DRAMA 6114 — Improvisation

2 credits
Richard Feldman

In the first semester, improvisation aims to enhance students’ powers of concentration and relaxation and free them from self-consciousness, fear, and pretense. Through a broad spectrum of exercises and études including object, sensory, and environment work, observation and transformation exercises, neutral scenes, etc., the students expand their imaginations and their powers of expression. They practice giving up a need to control or plan and instead begin to respond spontaneously and personally. Improvisational exercises become increasingly structured with an emphasis on given circumstance work—who, what, when, where, why—in order to start the process of scene work.