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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...

Saturday Feb 1st, 1pm - 4:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$305

8 sessions

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.

Thursday Jan 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm

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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 Jan 25th, 1pm - 2:30pm

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,...

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

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

Advanced Piven Scene Study

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. Each session has a different focus, be it a particular skill for the actor, like character development or text work, or material from a particular play or playwright....

Wednesday Feb 12th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

Improv, Theatre Games, and Story w/ Mikalina

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)
$200

6 sessions

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...

Tuesday Mar 31st, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

Make Money in Voice-Overs

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

This course is designed for anyone who would like to utilize their voice for profit. Learn what you need to know in order to succeed in this highly lucrative field. You will learn about the essential elements of a successful audition tape, types of scripts, studios & agencies.  Additional topics:  How to present yourself for auditions...

Sunday Feb 9th, 12:30pm - 5:30pm

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...

Thursday Feb 20th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$275

6 sessions

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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...

Monday Mar 30th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 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....

Sunday Apr 5th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

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 4th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

Drama I: Losing Inhibitions

at Discovery Center

Do you want to gain confidence, lose inhibitions, have fun & learn acting? Then this beginning acting class is for you. Experiment with improvisation, speech & personality exercises designed to bring out your special strengths & talents. Work in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on positive attitudes, and acquire performance and presentation...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$79

3 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 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$245

6 sessions

Story Theatre and the Art of Adaptation

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

Piven Theatre Workshop has been devising new literary adaptations since our inception over forty years ago. In this class, we will give our adult students the opportunity to experience the creative energy of an ensemble-driven, text-based devising process. Through six weeks of group improvisation exercises and text exploration, students will adapt...

Thursday Apr 9th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

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