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Int/Adv Musical Theater

at Lou Conte Dance Studio - Near West Side 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Musical Theater is a dance class focused on choreography from Broadway musicals, and integrates many styles of jazz as well as acting. Recommended for dancers and performers at Beginning/Intermediate level in ballet and jazz.

Tuesday Mar 26th, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Meisner Approach Level 1-Living Truthfully

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Sanford Meisner said that, "acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances."  In our first ten weeks together, we will work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully. Working through this series of innovative, step-by-step series of improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

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Acting as a Craft (AAAC)

at Chicago Actors Studio - Bucktown 2040 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614

The “Acting As A Craft” (AAAC) workshops are uniquely designed master class workshops incorporating a broad range of basic skills that an actor absolutely needs. Students will be given scene assignments from various film and stage plays and then paired up to work that particular scene as a homework assignment which will then be performed at the...

Monday Apr 1st, 10am - 1:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$305

8 sessions

Piven Technique for Performance

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

PREREQUISITE: Piven Technique for the Actor Advanced students who have completed Piven Technique for the Actor will rehearse together for to workshop a staged performance for the Piven community as part of our [email protected] Depending on the level of participation, and the composition of those participating, this could be a series of performed scenes,...

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$245

6 sessions

Beginning / Intermediate Musical Theater

at Lou Conte Dance Studio - Near West Side 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Musical Theater is a dance class focused on choreography from Broadway musicals, and integrates many styles of jazz as well as acting. Recommended for dancers and performers at Beginning/Intermediate level in ballet and jazz.

Saturday Mar 30th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Improvisation, Games & Risk Taking

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Are you interested in getting into a theater class, shaking off the dust, and activating your creativity?  This class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games and improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. Perfect for all students looking to discover and re-discover our work!

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 2-Imaginary Circumstances

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

In this level, we will begin to explore ‘imaginary circumstances.’ New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances and ground your acting in your own unique point of view.  As you continue this work through the advanced exercises, we will begin to show...

Monday Apr 1st, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 4-Doing the Work

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Here we will give you the interpretive tools you’ll need to put all your Meisner training into practice in the real world. You will learn how to read a script with the precision and dexterity of a surgeon, discover how to make active choices that work for you, and unlock your ability to personalize the given circumstances of the plays you work on....

Thursday Apr 4th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

Meisner Tech 3 - Structure: Improvise, Live

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

Channel all your work and learning into the world of a play. Make bold choices with high stakes that create dynamic relationship, truthful living, and complex and compelling characters within dramatic structure. Prerequisite: Tech 1 and 2 Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$330

8 sessions

On-Camera Technique: Auditioning for Film and TV

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Practice your audition technique and learn the skills that set on-camera work apart from the theatrical auditioning process. Instructor Ryan Kitley will prepare students to audtiion for everything from one-liners to series regular to feature film auditions. Students will learn exercises to become comfortable in front of the camera and work with scenes...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 7:30pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$245

6 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 3-Emotional Preparation

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Acting is an emotional art form, yet as Meisner told us, ‘acting is not emoting.’ So how do we deepen our emotional life without becoming indulgent, self-conscious actors? How do we meet the emotional demands of the script without faking anything? Level 3 has the answers.  For ten weeks you will be guided through a series of exercises specifically...

Saturday Apr 6th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

Meisner Tech 2 - Conceive, Create

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

Activate your imagination and plumb the depths of your risk-taking to create forceful, personally-connected characters. Hone your emotional preparation while continuing to work behaviorally, moment to moment. Prerequisite: Tech 1 and instructor approval Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6pm - 8pm

  (16 sessions)
$375

16 sessions

Meisner Tech 1 - Breakdown, Breakthrough

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

Break down your behavior barriers and expose a reservoir of intense and powerful emotional life. Your breakthrough to brilliant acting begins here, "living truthfully" and working moment to moment. Prerequisite: Admission by interview Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 8pm - 10pm

  (16 sessions)
$375

16 sessions

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Advance Meisner - Text: The Bridge

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

Work intensely with another actor within the structure of two-person scenes and unleash deeply personal, imaginative and organic work. This is the bridge between Meisner technique and text work.   Prerequisite: Tech 1, 2, 3 Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.

Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 1pm

  (8 sessions)
$340

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 5-Advanced Scene Study

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Deepen your work, expand your craft and connect. In this repeatable advanced scene study class, you will be given the opportunity to work on two scenes utilizing all of the tools you learned in Levels 1-4. Practice personalization, script analysis, emotional preparation, particularization and impediments all while honing your ability to work off...

Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$295

10 sessions

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