Arjun S. – BASIS Peoria

BASIS Peoria Senior Arjun S.

A Study on how Different Acting Techniques Affect Confidence Levels

Project/blog link: A Study on how Different Acting Techniques Affect Confidence Levels
BASIS Advisor: Melissa Georgi
Internship location: Dearing Acting Studio
Onsite Mentor: Sarah Harvey

Project Abstract

It is generally stated that acting is a practice that can boost a person’s confidence. This research project aims to elaborate upon that statement. There are multiple forms of acting that require different skills and talents. Does learning one acting technique (such as improv) over another (such as commercial acting) boost a person’s confidence levels in different ways? I hope that my time spent at the Dearing Acting Studio will help me not only to answer this question, but to find an application for my research. I also want to see the validity in implementing acting techniques in young children’s school curriculum in order to boost children’s self confidence from an early age.

A Study on how Different Acting Techniques Affect Confidence Levels