Course description

This course helps students develop a dramatic character through textual analysis and scene work from plays by Anton Chekhov Tennessee Williams and others. Through a variety of exercises improvisations and scene work students develop a personal understanding of playing an action pursuing an objective working against obstacles being in the moment and other fundamentals of acting. By experiencing dramatic situations through the lens of another's point of view students grow in their capacity to change feel empathy and partake positively in conflict empowering themselves to enter into unfamiliar situations.


  • Director of Artistic Programs and Dramaturg, American Repertory Theater, Harvard University
  • Associate Professor of Theater Arts, Brandeis University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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