About This Course

Engaging the actor’s real feelings and emotions through the purpose and intention of the character

The actor reads the story, but their goal is to find the need. Because, the audience follows the plot, but the audience’s heart follows the need. That need is the Super Task. In this course, you will learn to take your role down to the most fundamental level, to the heart of the piece. Once you’ve found that heart, you’ve got the character. All your questions are answered. Self taping required in the final project.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Course Goals

  • 2

    The Basics of Super Task

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Super Task

    • Assignment 1

    • Lesson 2: Realism vs Naturalism

    • Assignment 2 Explanation

    • Assignment 2 Example Scenes

    • Assignment 2

  • 3

    The Themes

    • Lesson 3: Searching the Themes

    • Assignment 3

    • Lesson 4: Defining your Role’s Super Task

    • Assignment 4

    • Lesson 5: Making it Personal

    • Assignment 5

  • 4

    Obstacles

    • Lesson 6: Bringing Definition to the Battle

    • Assignment 6

  • 5

    The Arch

    • Lesson 7: The Arc of the Character

    • Assignment 7

    • Lesson 8: Scene Objective and Super Task

    • Assignment 8

  • 6

    Supporting the Thread

    • Lesson 9: The Inner Monologue

    • Assignment 9

    • Lesson 10: Realizing the Thread

    • Assignment 10: Final Project

  • 7

    Conclusion

    • Summary