What is acting?
“Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play” (Wikipedia).
Acting Workshop
Starting off a new quarter in the year is exciting: Time to improve grades and receive a new course! For students Grace Ertel, Luke Bello, Emily Marroquin and Julia Drew, they have chosen the impression-making Into Acting for their third quarter elective course. Into Acting is a course for eighth grade students to learn how to express themselves through characters and their emotions. Absolutely no experience is necessary! Run by Ms. Donovan, this small group of inexperienced students have opened themselves up to their classmates.

While walking down the school hallway and making eye-contact with students and teachers and also saying memorized lines and phrases with different emotions, hand gestures and facial expressions, these students have begun warm-ups for the arts of acting.Attempting to preform an ambitious scene or to improvise without laughing is hard, but these students are getting there. Today they explored the imaginative world of improvisation, performing dramatic scenes between a mother and daughter about a no-parents party, an emotional real-life scenario about a daughter questioning her parents’ relationship, and a parachuting instructor attempting to convince an in-denial student to jump out of the plane! Throughout the course, these actors-in-the-making are going to be learning many acting techniques to take with them on their performing journeys.