A popular class enjoyed by our students during the Summer I Session was the Introduction to Acting Class taught by instructor Emily Padula every Friday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Even though drama can be a lot of fun, it is still a craft to be practiced and perfected little by little. Emily took her students through the many steps and exercises necessary to become a stronger thespian. The second-to-last class of the semester culminated with students acting out their scenes and being video recorded in the process. We surely have some talented students at the College Experience who took their roles seriously. Some of the classes focused on lessons such as Script Writing, Improvisation, Body Acting & Movement, and expressing emotions through Charades-like body movements.

One of the dramatic scenes involved Kaylee and Alix acting out a scene in which Kaylee portrays a rising pop star in her hotel room conflicted about her career when her talent manager comes into the hotel room to give her a pep talk. Alix was phenomenal as her grizzled and tough-talking mentor. The students essentially were able to take an empty shell of a character and fill it with life in the same way the muppeteers give sentience to inanimate and anthropomorphic beings made out of cloth.

We thank instructor Emily Padula for her contributions to the program and this particular class! Hopefully the students will use acting and its transferrable skills as a springboard for projecting their collective voices in other areas of life. We hope you enjoy this photo of Jordan and Alix intently going over their lines as well as the one of our students (and Emily) hamming it up in front of the camera!