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Advanced Acting

If you've started to develop an appreciation for theatre and acting and you're looking to take it to the next level, Advanced Acting is the course for you! This course develops acting skills through the production of a full-length play, with a focus on script work and scene study, physical and vocal acting techniques, and theatrical production skills. Students in Advanced Acting get real, applicable experience acting in a studio/workshop style. Previous Lillian Osborne full-length play productions include Almost, Maine, The Giver, and The Canterville Ghost. Note: Advanced Acting requires an audition for entry; stay tuned to this space as well as LOHS TV and announcements throughout the school in the 2020 - 2021 school year for more information.

Course Pathways

Course Descriptors

Advanced Acting 15

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of acting and working within an ensemble. Students learn skills in script analysis, teamwork, proper warmup techniques, memorization, objectives and tactics, voice and movement. Students also learn proper audition technique and apply all of these skills to a role within a full-length drama production.

Advanced Acting 25

This course builds on the skills and attitudes learned in Advanced Acting 15, and introduces a critical aspect to the course, identifying the relationship between the actor and audience, as well as beginning to understand the role of technical production in creating a character and a play.

Advanced Acting 35

This course allows students who have taken the previous levels of Advanced Acting to take on a leadership role within the ensemble, leading warmups, analyzing choices made by actors, and finding the bridges between performer, director, and audience.