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Making Your Career Work

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

This in depth class will help actors plan their careers and lives over the next five years. It will utilize Jane’s book, The Actor’s Business Plan which is a pre-requisite for the course. Actors will leave this class with an actual sense of direction! There will be one assignment that needs to be brought to class.

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$275

Alexander Technique Drop-in Workshops

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

Want to learn more about how the Alexander Technique can help you on stage? Come to our monthly drop-in class, where you will learn how to apply the principles of the Alexander Technique to your monologue, song, scene, instrumental piece, or everyday activity.  Each class will contain a half hour of restorative work and an hour of time for...

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$10

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Piven Technique for the Actor

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...

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$150

6 sessions

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...

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$155

10 sessions

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Vocal Coaching

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

Learn to assess your artistic identity in this workshop. Sing what pleases you and revel in what makes you unique! Come prepared to share a song of your choice and receive feedback in a safe, supportive space. Microphone will be provided. You may use backing tracks, or self-accompany on your own instrument.

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$25

Clowning in Burlesque

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

Annie-Mae Allure teaches you how to think and perform like a clown with 5 basic rules. These clowning techniques can be used for any style of burlesque performance, not just comedic! Be a clown and take your routines to the next level.  Workshop consists of a lecture and some light movement. Feel free to bring any prop or costume piece that...

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$25

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...

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$225

6 sessions

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Winter Break Art Camps

at Inside Out Art Studio - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional teaching/artists. Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring! Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills.

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$45

On Camera I: Ages 17 & up

at Performing Arts Studio - Lincoln Park 630 W. Webster 1-E, Chicago, Illinois 60614

This class is aimed to get students comfortable in front of the camera.  We will explore fundamental on-camera techniques, how to adjust vocally and physically to express memorable scenes, and how to eliminate distractions from your on-camera performance.    We will help each student define their acting “type” and search for truth...

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$225

10 sessions

The Business of Acting in Chicago

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

Knowing how to act is only a part of what you need to be successful as an actor. In this 6-week class, led by working actor Michael McKeogh (2016 Jeff Award Nominee for Best Actor), you will gain the insight you need to navigate the ever changing professional acting landscape. Learn the ins and outs of marketing yourself with headshots, social...

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$275

6 sessions

Improvisation for the Stage

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

Based on his work with the Piven Improvisation Ensemble (PIE), instructor Tom Herman will teach students to create long form improvisation ensembles capable of going in and out of scenic improvisation, story theatre, and abstract forms of ensemble expression. Students will also have the opportunity to form their own ensembles and develop their own...

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$225

6 sessions

Introductory Acting Workshop

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

This workshop is designed to be your introduction to the training programs here at CAS, particularly our main workshop, Acting As A Craft. Learn fundamental skills such as: Scene Study Voice & Diction Character Development On-Camera Techniques Stage Movement Emotional Recall Shakespeare Improv If you have a headshot and resume,...

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Free

The Alexander Technique Level 2: Physical Imagination

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

Level 2 – The Physical Imagination Build a full physical life onstage by learning how to create a character’s body and breath, exploring spatial awareness and scene partnering exercises, and mastering strategies to use your body as a primary tool to create spontaneity and creativity in performance.  Alexander experience required.

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$250

8 sessions

The Alexander Technique: Removing the Physical Mask

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

Level 1 – Removing the Physical Mask Even with the most fully fleshed out internal work possible, an actor’s body and voice still act as the medium for expressing that work to the audience. Most of us carry around an effortful mask of habitual movement and vocal patterns that keep the full potential of our talent and skill from coming through. ...

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$250

8 sessions

Understanding Your “Type”

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

Do you know what type of role you’re most likely to be cast in?  Find out what casting directors are looking for and how you can find the best parts to audition for in this free workshop. Part of our Free Fridays series of events.

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Free
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