On August 20, I started my first acting class at North Carolina A & T State University. My Acting 1 professor, Frankie Day, is amazing! I have learned so much so far – acting lingo, articulation and relaxation exercises, stage combat techniques – and it’s already mid-term!
We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:15 PM. Wearing all black is a requirement for class. It’s been quite an experience interacting with my classmates, who are mostly freshman and eighteen. I’m a little older.
I’m so glad I decided to take this class. The program is theater-based so it’s different from all the other acting classes I have taken. We are discouraged from doing monologues and scenes from movies. But I do have a new appreciation for theater now. I love Ms. Day, who is warm, knowledgeable, and talented but firm when she needs to be – the perfect balance.