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Musical Theater

at Dance Center Evanston - Evanston 1934 Dempster St, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Adult classes are taught in a positive and encouraging environment for beginners, returners, and professionals. Adult classes are open to drop-in students.

Monday Jul 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

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...

Monday Aug 5th, 10am - 1:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$305

8 sessions

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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 Jul 20th, 1pm - 2:30pm

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 Jul 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm

Games, Story & Scene

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...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

The Art of Slow Comedy Level 1 – (Fun)damentals

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

The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to scenic improvisation, based on the idea that before you can be funny, you need to be real.  In this first level of Jimmy Carrane’s unique method, you will learn that you don’t have to invent something to be funny; audiences respond to real life situations and performers who are brave enough to...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$259

6 sessions

Drama I: Losing Inhibitions

at Discovery Center - Oak Park Exact location will be
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...

Tuesday Aug 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$79

3 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 Sep 15th, 12:30pm - 5:30pm

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Investigate Voice Over Online: 3 Hour Class

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$99

Shakespeare Intensive

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

Join master Viewpoints Technique teacher and award-winning adaptor and director Robin Chaplik to explore every actor’s favorite challenge: Shakespeare! Using Viewpoints Technique and signature Piven games and exercises, students learn to connect with the organic emotions within these classic texts while becoming comfortable with Shakespeare’s heightened...

No Upcoming Schedules
$225

6 sessions

Improvisation, Games & Risk Taking

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

Are you interested in getting into a theater class, shaking off the dust, and activating your creativity?  This class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games and improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. Perfect for all students looking to discover and re-discover our work!

No Upcoming Schedules
$175

6 sessions

Basic Piven Scene Study

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

In this class, students prepare and rehearse scenes from contemporary plays and utilize improvisation and games to deepen characters and relationships.  Students explore how Piven uses the impulsiveness of improvisation during the rehearsal process, while being restrained by and respectful of a script. Best for students who have taken Improvisation,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$225

6 sessions

Special Topic: Scene Study Intensive

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

Full Course Title: Special Topic: Sarah Ruhl Scene Study Intensive with Polly Noonan (Intermediate/Advanced) 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 intended for students with acting...

No Upcoming Schedules
$225

6 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 1-Living Truthfully

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

Sanford Meisner said that, "acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances."  In our first ten weeks together, we will work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully. Working through this series of innovative, step-by-step series of improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally...

No Upcoming Schedules
$345

10 sessions

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...

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$295

10 sessions

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