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Learning to Face(book) Your Fears About Social Media

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world and is still growing. It's not only an active community, but, for many people, it's a staple of their social life. Understanding the ins and outs of how to utilize Facebook's events, messaging, and advertising features can make and break businesses of all shapes and size.  This workshop...

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$20

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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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

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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$280

10 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

Musical Theater Camp (Ages 14-18)

at Foster Dance Studios - Evanston 915 Foster St, Chicago, Illinois 60201

Musical Theater Technique, Repertory, Acting and more!

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$255

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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 Monologue Audition

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

To act, you have to be able to book the job first. Having solid monologues in your audition repertoire is often the key to opening that door. In this ten week class, you will develop the skils necessary to reliably find, cut and rehearse monologues for theater and film auditions.  Working (and regularly auditioning) actor, Michael McKeogh, will...

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$275

6 sessions

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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$120

3 sessions

Audition Intensive

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

This class will put the actor in a variety of practical audition situations: Monologue, Cold read, Callback, and Improv and will address the differences between Theater, Film/TV & Commercial Auditions and the role of the casting director.    Prerequisite: Bring in one memorized modern monologue 1- 1 1/2minutes long  

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$300

6 sessions

Meisner Workshop for Teens

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

An intensive workshop for the young working actor where through the exercises of the Meisner Technique, the young actor will learn to focus on the other person, work moment-to-moment, tap into strong emotional life through behavior- based acting. This workshop is for Grades 9-12. Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification...

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$350

9 sessions

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Free Meisner Workshops

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

From time to time we offer free Meisner workshops as an excellent way for you to get an idea of what Meisner is all about, to see what we are like as teachers, and to find out if Meisner training is for you. In this free acting workshop, Sanford Meisner’s innovative, step-by-step series of improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly...

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Free

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

Free Audition Workshop

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

Do you already have some acting skills under your belt, but you just can't seem to get cast in anything?  There are so many things that can keep you from winning a role that you don't even realize, from the outfit you wear to the way you walk into the room.  In some cases, the director has already decided not to cast you before you even read...

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Free

Emcee/Stand-Up Intensive

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Have you been itching to get on the mic and make a crowd's slides split? Ready to put your voice out into the world? The Stand-Up Intensive is here to get you out of the audience and onto the stage! Taught by esteemed emcee, stand-up comic, and certified screwball Shirley Blazen, this workshop series will have you writing your own material, harnessing...

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$170

6 sessions

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