THEA-UT 468.001 | 4 units
The Atlantic Technique: Simple, honest and straightforward, Practical Aesthetics is both an acting technique and a philosophy. The technique gives actors an empowering set of analytical and physical tools. The actor learns to analyze scenes for tangible, physically-playable objectives, and to use their imagination, voice, body and sense of play to bring the character and the story to life. The philosophy teaches self-reliance, professional work habits, and mutual support and respect between artists. The summer program integrates acting classes with rigorous training in voice, speech, and movement. Classes include: Script Analysis, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Performance Technique, On-Camera Technique, Song & Choreography, Games/Improv, Audition Technique with a professional Casting Director, and guest classes with industry professionals.
Notable alumni of the Atlantic Acting Studio include: Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision), Brian Charles Johnson (Spring Awakening), and the sketch comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Team.
The Atlantic Theater Company is an award-winning Off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully by utilizing an artistic ensemble. Since its inception in 1985, Atlantic has produced more than 150 plays including "The Band’s Visit" and "Spring Awakening", garnering 22 Tony Awards, 25 Obie Awards, 21 Lucille Lortel Awards, 11 Drama Desk Awards, 8 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, 4 Theater World Awards, 4 Drama League Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, the Atlantic has the only conservatory program in the world that offers in-depth training in Mamet and Macy’s unique and influential approach to acting: The Atlantic Technique: Practical Aesthetics.