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BUS 22 — Acting Skills for Business

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 14—Mar 18
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 3
Units: 2
Tuition: $705
Instructor(s): Kate Rubin
Limit: 24
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on January 21 and February 18
6:30—9:00 pm
Jan 14—Mar 18
8 weeks
Drop By
Feb 3
2 Units
Kate Rubin
Please Note: No class on January 21 and February 18
It might come as a surprise that within acting training programs, actors are actually being “trained” to be expansive, openhearted, physically embodied, vocally sophisticated, and emotionally available human beings. “Acting School” should be called “Person School” because actors leave those programs softened, awakened, alive, and empowered with the ability to “own a room” with total ease. In this highly interactive, on-your-feet course, you can walk through the exercises of those programs, explore those same tools, and emerge invigorated inside of your chosen profession. We will use the training methods, games, and practices taught and explored in rigorous acting training programs like those of A.C.T., NYU, and Juilliard to develop presence, to become active listeners, to learn what it truly means to give and receive, and to re-embody the long-lost art and energy of play. We will learn these skills for their own sake as much as for the sake of the role they might play in a business context. Playful creativity engenders innovation, ease, and joy in our work lives. We will delve into the power of acting techniques to expand our business acumen, to be our authentic selves, and to make our work lives more fun.

Kate Rubin, Actor; Writer; Speaker; Coach

Kate Rubin teaches acting, public speaking, improv, and writing courses. She has led Improv for Better Communication in Business workshops for a wide variety of tech companies. She currently teaches improv and acting at A.C.T. and Capital Stage and has taught for TheatreWorks, Berkeley Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, and many other schools and theaters. She received an MFA in acting from UC Davis, and is a working stage, on-camera, and voiceover actor.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Robert Benedetti , The Actor in You: Sixteen Simple Steps to Understanding the Art of Acting, 6th Edition (ISBN 9780205914906)