The 6 Week Spring Comprehensive is designed to give students a basic foundation in the Atlantic Technique. Introducing the Atlantic Technique, Practical Aesthetics, in six weeks through its three core courses, Script Analysis, Repetition and Performance Technique, coupled with instruction in voice, this course serves the actor seeking familiarization with the foundation of the technique in a concentrated program with an intimate ensemble.
The 2014 Spring Comprehensive begins May 27, 2014 and continues through July 3, 2014.
ABOUT THE SPRING COMPREHENSIVE
Simple, honest and straightforward, Practical Aesthetics is both an acting technique and a philosophy. The technique demystifies the process of acting by giving the actor a very clear set of analytical and physical tools. Working with contemporary dramatic texts, students in the Spring Comprehensive are instructed in a disciplined approach to script analysis, working truthfully moment-to-moment and in bringing these skills together in performance of the material. Additionally, a Voice class which introduces Chuck Jones’s work complements the scene study and explicitly reinforces the actor’s connection to his or her physical instrument.
The philosophy teaches self-reliance, professional work habits, and mutual support and respect between artists. Inherent in the culture of the school, and ubiquitous in the curriculum, is training in the professionalism and discipline demanded by the collaborative nature of this creative work.
REQUIREMENTS While Atlantic requires no prerequisite of training or performance for participation in this course, an audition and interview are part of the admission process. In reviewing applicants, we look for a serious interest in the philosophy of the institution, a clear demonstration of commitment to training and an expressed willingness to work collaboratively.
Students may earn 4pts of college credit for the course by registering through New York University.
Detailed information about the audition and interview process are sent upon receipt of a completed application.
Classes are held Monday through Friday between the hours of 1pm and 6pm.