OLD VERSION (PLEASE USE LINK ABOVE FOR LATEST EDITION OF SCHOOL)
Welcome to the Freedrama.net Free Acting School. Participate in the class for a chance to receive a $50 best student actor prize!
So you would like to be an actor?
The first step is to figure out why you want to be one. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to be an actor?"
If you want to be rich and famous, that can be a long and difficult road that requires a lot of luck.
But if you want to be an actor because it is fun or it brings you joy or you like entertaining others, then this could be the right choice for you.
Decide why you want to act, figure out why it is important to you and what kind of actor you want to be.
STEP ONE: KEEP A JOURNAL (POST BELOW)
To get a certificate of completion for this class please keep a journal for each day you do this acting class online.
You'll share this journal with your instructor (D. M. Larson) and others in the blog below. Day 1 question: "Why do you want to be an actor?"
You must then respond to another actor's post in this course. Give words of encouragement. Share your experiences. Or discuss acting. Your interactions MUST be positive or you will be disqualified from taking the class and not eligible for the $50 best student award or $200 voice acting contest. You will start hearing from your instructor on Part 5 of these course as you prepare two monologues for your final exam.
|Don't act like a pirate in these discussions.|
FINAL EXAM (after completing the first four lessons of the course):
You will also need to complete two recordings of yourself acting (audio or video) and make changes to each after getting suggestions from your instructor. You want these to be contrasting monologues - one drama and one comedy - in order to show your range. You must select a monologue from one of these links:
After you post your journal below, go to Day 2 of the acting school:
ACTING TIP FROM MERYL STREEP: "Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."
D. M. Larson is an award winning actor and director who is offering free acting lessons through the internet.