Fall Course: Solo in a Suitcase

Acting course culminating in a public performance 13238 TH-4810.01 Acting III Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 – 1:15 This is the first time that this concept has been taught at Plymouth State University. Because it is an unusual concept, we want to be sure everyone who might be interested is aware. We will consider signing students in who may not have all of the prerequisites – please do inquire if you are interested! Acting 3 is the highest-level acting class offered at PSU, readying you for moving out into the professional world. Although we will do some skills work, the focus is that each student will write/create, stage and perform a short solo show, going for 20 minutes. The work on this will begin from Day 1, be deeply developed over the semester, and end with 1-2 public performances—we have tentatively secured approval to show them at the Museum for the White Mountains. Everything you need fits into a small suitcase. No special lighting, no sound effects unless you make them yourself—there will be no tech support. Just you, your body and words, creating a world with your audience. This piece can be a calling card, combined with others to tour or put up a show Read More

Standardized Patient Training Courses

Happy Tuesday! As you go through the registration process, I welcome you to consider becoming a standardized patient. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn how to work with pre-professionals in the medical field using your acting skills. It’s a great way to make money when you’re in-between gigs after college. Many teaching hospitals and training institutions hire standardized patients. Additionally, we are the only college/university in North America who offers a minor in standardized patient training. SP skills training is happening next semester on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please consider signing up. Only pre-requisite is Acting I. Thanks! Have a great day! Fran