Approach

Narrow Path is distinct in its approach to teaching the principles of acting, writing and directing in adherence to Christian values. 

 

Students will be encouraged to be guided by the Holy Spirit in their decision making process. They will also be encouraged to discern the voice of God for the development of their talent and relationship with Christ. This will protect them from temptations, procrastinations and self-destructive forces that can undo their purpose and God's will in their lives.  

The three principles of acting, writing and directing are taught in harmony, with all revolving around the development of character.

 

 

THE 4 ACTIONS

 

The character is always viewed in relation to the greater narrative world that they inhabit. Character is explored through 4 ACTIONS: 

 

Super Objective - What is the character’s overall objective within the context of the entire narrative? 

 

Scenic Objective - What objectives does the character take throughout each scene of the narrative to achieve their super objective? 

 

Activity - What is the character’s intention behind every one of their actions and lines of dialogue that would accumulate to their scenic objective and ultimately, their super objective? 

 

Barrier - what is stopping the character from achieving their scenic objectives and super objective? These barriers can be internal (emotional barriers) as well as external (conflict). 

 

 

These 4 Actions form the foundation in each of the principles of acting, writing and directing at Narrow Path.

 

Acting - the development and understanding of character with a view to performance.

 

Writing - the development and understanding of character with a view to building their narrative.

 

Directing - the development and understanding of character with a view to eliciting believable performances within the greater world of the writer's narrative. 

 

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