DRAMA 151† IMPROVISATION
SYLLABUS Fall 2003
B. Wallace-Hoffman†† Office Hour:† M,T,TH† F†††† Office: E100a
Phone: 425/564/2719† Call or leave message if you are missing or late to class.
THIS CLASS DOES NOT TEACH STAND-UP COMIC TECHNIQUE OR THEATER GAMESórather it develops the studentís basic acting skills through improvisational exercises.† The goal of this class is to explore text and create character through improvisational methods.
1. ATTENDANCE at ALLclasses on time, dressed appropriately, drug and alcohol free, ready to work with your exercise prepared.† Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals with your partner is mandatory.† Frequent absences from class or rehearsals will result in the loss of a partner and the inability to complete the assignment.† I will assign another person to work with a student who has lost their partner or had their partner removed.† (See Performance Class Lateness Policy Handout & A&H Student Policy on the web.)† I will not give a passing grade in the course if an assignment is missed or you have 8 absences.
2. FINAL CONFERENCE† and PORTFOLIO††††† It is the studentís responsibility to schedule a Final Conference with BWH after all assignments have been completed.† No grade in the course will be given UNTIL the Final Conference is completed and the studentís portfolio handed in.
3. CLASS PARTICIPATION†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%
A. INDEPENDENT ACTION††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%
B. INDEPENDENT ACTION VS NEED††††††††† 10%
C. PRIVATE MOMENT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%
D. THREE ENTRANCES & FOURTH WALL††††††† 10%
E. IMPROVISATION EXERCISE DESIGNED
†FOR THE FINAL SCENE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%
F. FINAL SCENE DEVELOPED THROUGH
THE APPLICATION OF IMPROVISATIONAL TECHNIQUES†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%
5. TWO WRITTEN PLAY REPORTS
A. PROFESSIONAL EQUITY PRODUCTION
B. FALL STUDIO PRODUCTION
PAINTING CHURCHES BY TINA HOWE
November 13,14,15 & 20,21,22††††