DRMA 251 Acting Contemporary Scene Study • 5 Cr.


Acting training based on preparation of scene work in the context of the entire play. Students rehearse and perform scenes chosen from contemporary theater plays. A variety of acting methods are studied. Prerequisite: DRMA 151 with a C or better, or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze a contemporary script.
  • Identify a character's objective and obstacle in a play and scene.
  • Perform a variety of warms ups for rehearsal and performance.
  • Maintain concentration while acting onstage.
  • Engage an acting partner with focus.
  • Confront personal physical and vocal habits with honesty.
  • Present contemporary scenes.