An actor lives for that magical moment when they cease to be, when their character virtually “takes over”. Characterization is an art form, well within the grasp of even novice students. In this exciting and engaging course, students will study the many different approaches to characterization; some well known like Stanislavsky's famous “method”. Others are deliciously fresh, employing gesture, props, costume pieces, photographs, and locations to inform a role. Actors will also learn techniques to sustain character, even in the face of on-stage mishaps. This single semester course is designed for committed drama students.