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Bill Applebaum

Teaches at Actor's Improv Studio

Chicago Second City alum Bill Applebaum teaches these on-going classes. He trained and performed on stage with the founders of the modern movement including Del Close, Paul Sills, Sheldon Patinkin, Bernie Sahlins, Jo Forsberg and Fred Kaz. His approach to teaching improv reflects those he learned from which states: "Improv is not an end unto itself, but a means to being a stronger and more creative actor." Bill Applebaum's extensive improv background has helped him book dozens of commercials, numerous guest starring roles and starring roles on sitcoms and episodic TV, professional stage and film roles plus TV writing gigs.

Reviews of Bill Applebaum

(19 Reviews)
Thursday Night Improv

11/11/2019
Monica P.

Attended: Thursday Night Improv


I had a really great time trying something new. Bill Applebaum was so friendly and inviting to everyone that came, which was almost all first timers. Definitely going to go again!

Improv

10/14/2019
Jeffrey M.

Attended: Improv


Jeffrey M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Thursday Night Improv

8/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Thursday Night Improv


It was great- really enjoyed the experience!

Improv

2/25/2019
Dana C.

Attended: Improv


It was a great experience. Very experienced teacher. Lots of fun!

Thursday Night Improv

1/19/2019
Jenny W.

Attended: Thursday Night Improv


Jenny W. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Thursday Night Improv

7/30/2018
Jessie F.

Attended: Thursday Night Improv


This was my first-ever improv class, and I was very happy with the experience. Bill is a great instructor who gives great feedback and puts the students at ease. The exercises were really fun and helpful. The other students were kind and enjoyable. I will definitely be back!

Improv

6/6/2018
Bianca L.

Attended: Improv


I was so nervous to try improv but Bill makes the class less about doing things “right” and all about learning.

Improv

4/7/2018
Andrew M.

Attended: Improv


Andrew M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv

2/8/2018
Julia May W.

Attended: Improv


With his many years of experience in the industry, Bill brings valuable pearls of wisdom into the classroom! Etch them into your brain!

Improv

8/19/2017
Cynthia R.

Attended: Improv


Great introduction to improv for my first time, this was a very thoughtful and insightful class. Pertinent to so many different parts of life.

Improv

6/7/2017
Morgan H.

Attended: Improv


Really fun and accessible! I'm not an actor, and I jumped right in. Clear instruction, playful atmosphere and great exercises! Very encouraging.

Improv

1/29/2016
Jessica C.

Attended: Improv


Jessica C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv

10/14/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Improv


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv

10/12/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Improv


Fun! Safe! Adventurous! I've officially fallen in love with improv. This is a great studio, and Bill is a great teacher!

Improv

9/29/2015
Annie Rose S.

Attended: Improv


Annie Rose S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv

6/2/2015
Udey S.

Attended: Improv


Udey S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv

9/24/2014
Natalie Campos

Attended: Improv


Natalie Campos gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv

5/22/2014
karianne davis

Attended: Improv


This was an excellent class! It was a little more advanced then I expected but the teacher, Bill, made it understandable. I learned a lot more then I expected in this class. It was fun but definitely still a challenge. We did a few warm up improv exercises individually then a lot of interactive exercises with pretty much everyone in the class and it's a pretty diverse group. I was surprised by how talented the other students were, I learned a lot just watching the others. I think my favorite thing I learned was about the "transformation" method and how to transition within a scene. I don't live in LA full time but I will definitely go back to this class when I can!

Improv

5/22/2014
dennis devine

Attended: Improv


My first ever improv class - it was great - the class and teacher were very supportive! I crossed it off my bucket list, but heck, might try it again!

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