Instructor: Robin Grace Soto

Description: Postwar American Theatre –“You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing.” ― Stella Adler, The Art of Acting. During the fall 2022 semester, actors will explore the Postwar American Theatre: Expressive Realism Movement. Using techniques developed by Stella Adler in her book The Art of Acting, actors will study the elements of Expressive Realism in performance. Actors will participate in close table readings, script analysis, and character work using the works of American Realism playwrights Arthur Miller, Lorraine Hansberry, and Tennessee Williams. Actors will keep a classroom notebook and prepare scene work and design presentations to be shared during the Fall Arts Showcase. Prerequisite: Theatre: Contemporary Play Performance, Theatre: Naturalistic Movement, The Actor’s Workshop, or teacher approval based on an assessment interview. This elective is designed for experienced theatre students interested in public performance work, ensemble building, and developing a personal craft.

Griffin School also offers Theatre Production as an after school extra-curricular. Students can audition and participate in 2 shows per year!

Take a look at a few of our productions below:

The Cherry Orchard