Key Skills Terminology

STUDY
PLAY
facial expression
How an actor uses facial features to communicate an emotion/feeling of a character.
body language
Nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors, and posture
vocal expression
The contrasts in pitch, volume, rate, and quality that affect the meaning an audience gets from the sentences you speak
focus
To concentrate and know where you are to look
Characterization
The act of creating and developing a character
Projection
The strength of a characters voice when speaking whereby it is loud and clear.
Blocking/Staging
Setting the actors movements and position on a stage.
pace
Speed and pace of the actors voice
interaction with others
How the actor engages with other actors on stage and the audience
spatial awareness
Consciousness of the surrounding space and its effective use
staying in role
Not to break character.