The goals of Introduction to Drama are three-fold. Primarily, this course is meant to instill self-awareness, discipline, and a deeper understanding of the principles of acting. Secondly, this course will serve as an introduction to the actor through observation, concentration, breath, body, voice, and text. Thirdly, the class will serve as a reminder that in theatre, we function as a whole, as something much larger than us—the ensemble. The Introduction to Drama class will use scenes, monologues, and various projects and presentations throughout the term to enhance our powers of concentration, awareness, and imagination.