ADVANCED ACTING CLASS

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

The purpose of Advanced Acting is to learn about the process and product of theatre through the hands-on activity of producing a show for the greater Oxford community.  All shows for Advanced Acting are produced in the OHS Black Box Theatre.

The shows produced in Advanced Acting change each year.  Some former Advanced Acting shows include 1984 (2014), The Crucible (2015), Our Town (2016),  Animal Farm (2017), Fools (2018), Lost in Yonkers (2019), The Uninvited (2020), and The Giver (2021). (Click titles for photos of each.)

SYLLABUS

ADV. ACTING CLASS SCHEDULE:

(for Face-to-Face AND Absence Learning)

Task 1:  Creative Collaboration

WEEK 1:  August 25-27, 2021             Getting to Know You / Direction of OUR course

WEEK 2:  Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2021          The Creative Process / Creative Collaboration

WEEK 3:  September 7-10, 2021        Exploring Themes for Performance / Show Selection

Task 2:  Production Planning   

WEEK 4:  September 13-17, 2021     The Role of Director / Script Analysis

WEEK 5:  September 20-24, 2021     The Role of Designer  / Exploring Scenic Needs (& Set Design Concept)

 

Task 3:  Research & Design Concept          

WEEK 6:  Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2021         Set Design / Show's Design Teams

WEEK 7:  October 6-8, 2021              Show Research

 

Task 4:  The Rehearsal & Design Process                

WEEK 8:  October 11-15, 2021        Rehearsal & Design Process (week 1) 

WEEK 9:  October 18-22, 2021         

WEEK 10:  October 25-29, 2021               

WEEK 11:   November 1-5, 2021          

WEEK 12:  November 8-12, 2021          

WEEK 13:  Nov. 15-19, 2021          

WEEK 14:  November 22-23, 2021                 

 

Task 5:  The Performance Process     

WEEK 15:  Nov. 29-Dec 3, 2021           

WEEK 16:  December 6-9, 2021 (Show Week!)

Task 5:  The Post-Performance Process & 

Pre-Planning for 2nd Semester's Show 

WEEK 16:  December 13-17, 2021          

WEEK 17:  January 3-7, 2022    

WEEK 18:  January 10-14, 2022