OLS 162 Radio Theatre • 2 Cr.
Improves reading and speaking skills, and explores different facets of the human personality. There is heavy emphasis on sight-reading and basic characterization techniques. Class culminates in a taped radio theater production. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate sight-reading of material and summarize content, emotions and intent
- Apply methods and techniques that support confidence when reading aloud in front of an audience
- Perform theatre exercises that develop voice range and contribute to clear elocution
- Demonstrate the basics of character development and motivation, and how they influence the style of the reading, including voice tone and variations, timing and the use of silence
- Decompose a text into its main components (beginning, middle and end) and explain how they flow and interact
- Compare and contrast the personality of various fictional characters and differentiate from one’s personality
- Create a performance ensemble with others