This program is an introduction to acting (practical and theory), acting fundamentals, improvisation basics, writing and self-exploration and channelling it through acting.
This will be achieved through fun games, creative exercises and visual aids such as movie clips and such practical examples. While acting is the main focus; creativity, improved confidence levels and better writing are also benefits of the course.
Besides this, the quantitative result aimed at the end is an original monologue and a video of the same (after 2 rounds of feedback and improved performance).
Samyuktha Viswanathan, a native of Chennai, moved to New York City to pursue her passion for acting. She has multiple plays, web series, short films and Indian commercials to her credit. She has also played a role in a Tamil movie that is currently in post-production. Samyuktha believes in using performance and art in the hope of bringing about change that is necessary and urgent.
A graduate of the MA Performance Studies Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a student of Michael Howard Studios Professional Acting Conservatory, she has performed at The Players Theatre, NYU Kimmel Center, Vassar College, etc in the USA. Samyuktha is also a teaching artist, dancer, writer, poet and blogger.