ERIC Number: EJ1001343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-6
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Acting like a Pro
Walker, Marlon A.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n22 p12-13 Dec 2012
The Saturday morning acting class in the Pearson Hall auditorium at Miles College boasts the school's highest attendance all year. The teacher, actress Robin Givens, was a lure few students--and others from surrounding areas--could resist. Some came to learn about their prospective field from a professional. Others were there for pointers to perfect a hobby. Her celebrity status brought the rest. As Givens talked, the entire room hung on every word, whether it was on how to read a line or how to develop the character who spoke it. Givens says she jumped on the chance to work at Miles because it would give her a chance to encourage young people. For Givens, a big part of the program was about letting the participants thrive off the encouragement from others going down the same path.
Descriptors: Acting, Higher Education, Popular Culture, Drama Workshops, College Students, Dramatics, Theater Arts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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