The Fundamentals of Theatre is a one-semester, performance-based course designed to develop the skills of acting for the theatre. Students will learn healthy vocal production; improvisation, motivation, and exploration to establish character; to evaluate self, each other, and outside mediums; the history and current trends in acting; and audition techniques. Students will develop an understanding of the basic skills necessary for an actor to give an expressive realistic performance on the stage. Students will use word to write a personal monologue, using Google Docs, based on their favorite hobby, and present this to the class as a final project. Through readings, rehearsal assignments, and performance, students will develop an analytical, physical, and psychological approach to the development of character by exploring and applying methods learned in class. Students will also work hands-on in this course exploring all areas of technical theatre: set design and construction; costume design and construction; make-up; lighting; sound; publicity; and house management.