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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...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 1pm - 4:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$305

8 sessions

Scene Study Performance Class

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

Apply your Piven training to advanced-level scene work. The Scene Study Extension provides advanced and returning students with the opportunity to polish scene work for performance. Led by an expert instructor, students will work in pairs to build the world of their scene and then present their final performances to the community in an Open Workshop...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

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Monologue and Audition Technique

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

Learn how Piven’s signature improvisation style can take your monologue to the next level and rehearse and perfect your audition technique in a supportive environment! Cover all of the steps of a theatrical audition process, including the ins and outs of resumes and headshots, monologue selection and rehearsal, the first round of auditions, and...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$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!

Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

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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,...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

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 Nov 12th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$79

3 sessions

The Expressive Body: Alexander Technique Intensive

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The Expressive Body: A Two-day Alexander Technique Intensive for Actors It’s easy to get tense and clench up your body when you perform. Tension creeps in when we’re nervous, self conscious, or afraid of not being enough. Imagine the most beautiful nights sky the world has ever seen-but its covered by a layer of thick, gray clouds. It doesn’t...

Saturday Nov 16th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 3-Emotional Preparation

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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...

Sunday Jan 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

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 Feb 11th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

Special Topic: Scene Study Intensive

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 a particular...

Wednesday Feb 12th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 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 Dec 8th, 12:30pm - 5:30pm

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Playback Theatre Technique

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

Playback Theatre invites individuals to tell their story in order to have it reflected back to them, amplified, and performed by an ensemble. Layering it on top of the fluidity of play taught at Piven makes for a potent mix of empathy and play. 

No Upcoming Schedules
$225

6 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 2-Imaginary Circumstances

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

In this level, we will begin to explore ‘imaginary circumstances.’ New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances and ground your acting in your own unique point of view.  As you continue this work through the advanced exercises, we will begin to show...

No Upcoming Schedules
$325

8 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
$325

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 4-Doing the Work

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

Here we will give you the interpretive tools you’ll need to put all your Meisner training into practice in the real world. You will learn how to read a script with the precision and dexterity of a surgeon, discover how to make active choices that work for you, and unlock your ability to personalize the given circumstances of the plays you work on....

No Upcoming Schedules
$250

8 sessions

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