Acting Technique for Playwrights and Directors
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Drama
Department: Acting
Course Number: TDRM 5123
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
Students will develop and strengthen acting techniques as well as improvisational and devised work exercises in order to be able to execute the building blocks of acting a scene. Students will then marry those exercises with text from published plays to prepare 2 person scenes outside of class from published works which will then be presented in class. The mission is for directors and playwrights to develop a common language and deeper understanding of the actors’ experience when working on a piece of theatre. By accessing vulnerability as an actor and executing text from that standpoint, directors and playwrights will learn how to facilitate communication and understanding between the 3 disciplines.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.


Open to School of Drama students.


Open to Graduate students.

Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to New York City students.


Open to Directing students.

Open to Dramatic Arts students.

Open to Playwriting students.