This engaging and instructive class uses scripted material to develop acting skills.
From comedies to dramas and everything in between, students will explore storytelling, characterization, comic timing, and more as they learn to bring the scripted word to life.
In addition to script interpertation, students will learn essential acting techniques such as making choices, using beats, taking stage, cheating out , active listening, conveying status, and how to use their faces, bodies, and voices to project emotion and convey character.
As an added bonus, this class will help students in all life situations where they are required to read aloud. They will learn to speak with expression, vary and modulte vocal pitch, project their voices without damaging them, and articulate and enunciate more effectively.
DATES: Wednesdays, Feb. 14 – May 29
TIME: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Alexis has a bachelor’s degree in education from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Northeastern University.
She is a trained singer, actor and tap dancer. Fun fact, her acting coach was Elefante’s own Karen Cantor! Alexis’ voice can be heard singing the jingle for Zippy Shell, which she co-wrote and recorded with her father.
Favorite directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Syracuse University and Clue: High School Edition at American History High School.
She also organized and performed her own one-woman cabaret fundraiser for the Brooke Healey Foundation.
As a motivated arts education advocate, Alexis has founded and managed drama programs including a theatre program at the Determination Center in Syracuse New York, and a pilot drama program in Newark Public Schools. In addition to teaching classes and high school programs, Alexis is also proud to be the director of Elefante’s summer musical theatre camp.