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Musical Theater

at Dance Center Evanston - Evanston 1934 Dempster St, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Adult classes are taught in a positive and encouraging environment for beginners, returners, and professionals. Adult classes are open to drop-in students.

Monday Dec 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

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 Dec 17th, 7:30pm - 9pm

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The Meisner Approach Level 1: Living Truthfully

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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

Tuesday Jan 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 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 Dec 14th, 1pm - 2:30pm

The Meisner Approach Level 2-Imaginary Circumstances

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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 Jan 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

Show Me Your Show Face

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Afraid of making faces that might not show up well onstage? Constantly seeing how nervous you look in pictures? This class will let you cut loose, learn to play, and use your face as an extension into the development of your acts. Come in ready to experiment, ideas written down, acts your struggling with, etc! All levels and genders welcome.

Saturday Jan 4th, 1pm - 2:30pm

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...

Saturday Jan 4th, 1pm - 4:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$305

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 3-Emotional Preparation

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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...

Sunday Jan 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 4-Doing the Work

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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....

Saturday Jan 11th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

Winter Break Art Camps

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring! Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills. Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional teaching/artists. Note: BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch & Water Bottle)

Monday Dec 23rd, 9am - 2pm

The Meisner Approach Level 5-Advanced Scene Study

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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 Jan 11th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

The Actor and the Camera (Intro to On-Camera Acting)

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

Every performer should know that acting for the stage and acting for the camera are two entirely different skills, and in order to succeed in this business, it's vital to master both. That's why we're proud to offer this exciting class that will focus on the art of on-camera acting for film and television. It helps you to act truthfully from your core...

Thursday Jan 9th, 4pm - 6pm

  (8 sessions)
$345

8 sessions

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Games, Story & Scene

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

Learn Piven’s core improvisational technique and apply it to scripted stories & scenes. Each session of the class is centered on a different theme. Past themes have included stories of the sea, family relationships, and magical realism.  Under the expert instruction of a senior teacher, students will create and perform stories...

Thursday Feb 13th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

Special Topic: Scene Study Intensive

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

Building on the skills developed in our other adult programs, in this advanced class students use Piven improvisation and games to unlock spontaneity and take scene work to the next level. This class is taught by senior teacher Joanne Underwood and intended for students with acting experience. Each session has a different focus, be it a particular...

Wednesday Feb 12th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

The Actor’s Voice and Speech

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The Actor’s Voice and Speech is for students who want to improve their speaking voice for the stage and film in a healthy way that can get them through a long run of a show. The class is also beneficial for non-performers who would like to feel more confident about public speaking, and people who speak English as a second language and would like...

Wednesday Feb 19th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$275

6 sessions

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