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Adult Acting Class: "Scene Study"

at Two Roads Theatre Project - North Center
1803 W Byron St Ste 215-216, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Explore the art of acting through scene work! In this class, participants will have the opportunity to delve into scenes from contemporary plays. Using this material, we will learn acting techniques to bring the material to life and strengthen key aspects of the craft, such as an ability to be in-the-moment and characterization. Emphasis will be placed...

$155

8 sessions

Saturday Sep 29th, 2pm

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 Sep 25th, 7:30pm

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Adult Acting for the Non-Actor

at Two Roads Theatre Project - Rogers Park
7017 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626

This class is for community members who would like to learn professional techniques of acting in a supportive, non-competitive, and fun environment!  The curriculum includes exercises from a variety of acting methods (including Stanislavski, Hagen, and Chekhov) as well as monologue work.  In addition, emphasis is placed on how these acting...

$155

10 sessions

Friday Sep 28th, 7:15pm

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.

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...

$305

8 sessions

Drama I: Losing Inhibitions

at Discovery Center - Chicago
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provided to registrants few days, Chicago, Illinois 00000

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...

$79

3 sessions

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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...

Special Topics: Movement For The Actor

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

Using techniques from numerous practitioners, in this specialty class students will add new tools to their “acting toolkit” by exploring movement-driven character development. Complementing our core Piven curriculum, the class will focus on understanding how an actor’s physicality communicates onstage, applying movement-based approaches to text...

$245

7 sessions

Tuesday Oct 30th, 7pm

Dinner with a Twist= Murder Mystery

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

Join us for a dinner party with a twist...murder! You & your friends are invited to come to watch, observe & help unravel the mystery. You will mingle with other guests & meet new people but you must observe the action closely for a murder will be committed. As the drama progresses you will realize that certain characters have something...

Saturday Oct 20th, 7:30pm

Building Ensemble 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...

$225

7 sessions

Thursday Nov 1st, 7pm

Level I - Introduction to Shurtleff

at Acting Studio Chicago - Near North Side
10 W Hubbard St Ste 2E, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Learn how to build a solid foundation in a friendly, supportive environment where you’ll learn a practical way to achieve goals during rehearsal and performance. As a strong, effective approach to personalizing scripts, creating importance in a scene, and making clear, unique choices, The Guideposts found in the Shurtleff method are at the heart...

$375

8 sessions

Tuesday Nov 27th, 6pm

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Perform Your Story: Personal Narrative & Story Theatre

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

Want to see how stories from your life can play out onstage? This is the class for you! Master Piven instructor Susan Applebaum draws on her experiences creating 2017’s Wise Women and Witches for the [email protected] series to share her unique process of adapting personal stories for the stage.  Class will focus on training students in...

$225

7 sessions

Monday Oct 29th, 7pm

Burlesque 101

at Arabesque Dance and Fitness - Avondale
3120 W Belmont Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60618

In this one-hour class, we will explore some basic burlesque technique (including walking with confidence in heels and emoting through movement) and apply that technique to learn a short choreography (performance opportunities may be available to those who have completed the class). Students will leave class understanding concepts like how to build...

Wednesday Sep 26th, 7:15pm

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Real Life Burlesque

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

You've already got everything you need to feel beautiful. Curious why burlesque has such a divine reputation for empowering people?  Align your mind, body, and soul to bring out the very best in yourself - in this workshop, we'll use burlesque as a tool to create a one-of-a-kind group routine. Learn more about the process and begin to build your...

Saturday Oct 6th, 11am

Investigate Voice Over: 3 Part Program

at Edge Studio Voice Actor Casting & School - Gold Coast
232 E Ohio St, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

This is a 3-part program:  1. Workshop.   2. Personal voice analysis.   3. Consultation.  This program is for newcomers who are unsure how they fit in, who need to learn about all opportunities, and determine if they have potential. It’s a practical and comfortable way to determine if voice over is for you. The instructors...

$99