Fundamentals in Acting - Objective, Obstacles and Tactics

Fundamentals in Acting - Objective, Obstacles and Tactics

Welcome to Fundamentals in Acting. In this session, we will learn how to more convincingly portray the motivations and desires of the characters we play on stage. The focus of this course will be on concepts based on the principles of Stanislavsky and American “method”:

Action/Objective
Obstacles
Tactics
Beats

This will be a working session via Google Meet. Participants will perform the concepts throughout the workshop from their computers/laptops. Although we won't be getting up and moving this session, we will discuss how objectives and tactics lead to physicality for future work.

Please bring something to take notes with that you will reference later on your own.

Richard Nguyen Sloniker is an actor and educator. He has performed at the Guthrie Theatre, ACT, Intiman, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle’s Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Village Theatre and Azeotrope, a company he co-founded. Richard was a professor of acting at the University of Washington. He also performs in video games, most notably as the Guardian in Destiny. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program, and has a B.S. in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology.