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From Page To Stage

at Infinity Arts Academy, LLC - Irving Park 3633 N California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Students will be taught foundations in THEATRE and FILM, combining MUSIC, DANCE, and ACTING. In addition to learning a strong foundation in each discipline, the students work together to prepare a cabaret-style stage performance at the end of each session, as well as participate in a short film project either as an actor or crew member. Each session...

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$130

10 sessions

Art of Slow Comedy Level 2

at Jimmy Carrane Honest Comedy - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

In the second level of The Art of Slow Comedy, you will apply the slow and patient style you learned in (Fun)damentals to create successful and more memorable two-person scenes. You will learn to trust your instincts, and know that everything you need for a great scene is off your partner. And you’ll get direct feedback from Jimmy on your strengths...

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$289

6 sessions

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Broadway Teens

at Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts - Oak Park 126 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60301

Broadway Bound! This class focuses on the skill and artistry of singing, acting and creative staging to tell a story... Musical Theater! Polish and expand your skills in this exploration of what it really takes to be a successful musical theater artist. Working with classic and contemporary Broadway songs, you will learn to connect your vocal skills...

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$225

9 sessions

Hamilton! Breaking Down the Magic

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

As comedic professionals we are constantly exploring inventive ways for telling a narrative with a strong point of view. Today Hamilton has captured our cultural sentiment, and done so in the most game-changing way. How does the art of rap and modern beats become the perfect method for telling the timeless tale of our forefathers? Take this...

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$30

Art of Slow Comedy Level 1

at Jimmy Carrane Honest Comedy - 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 be honest....

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$259

6 sessions

Developing Your Movie Idea: A Crash Course

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This two-day story workshop will demystify the process of developing a movie idea into a satisfying, feature-length screen narrative. Participants will be taken through a lively, step-by-step story development process in real-time, then watch the magic happen as the process is applied to their own ideas. On Day 1, we will strength-test and improve...

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$110

2 sessions

Writing 1 Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Writing 1: Fundamentals & Components of Sketch Comedy. An introduction to sketch comedy techniques including characterization, comic premise and story structure.

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$285

5 sessions

Stand-Up Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, students experiment outside their comfort zone and experiment until discovering their own unique style. Prerequisite:  Improv or Writing Immersion Level 1 Improv Level A Improv for Actors 1 Writing...

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$285

5 sessions

Improv for Veterans Level Alpha

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

In the alpha level of this class, students will learn skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. These skills include building ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and the concept of 'yes, and.' In addition, students will learn fundamental strategies for taking honest, personal experiences and turning them into compelling, entertaining...

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$272

8 sessions

Stand-Up 101

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, students experiment outside their comfort zone and experiment until discovering their own unique style. Class culminates in a final performance on one of The Second City Training Center's stages. Prerequisite:...

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$325

8 sessions

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Humor Doesn't Retire: Improv for Seniors Level 1

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Our eight-week class will build over time, from the basics of Improv to working on scenes and games with one another. You will be with the same group each week, and this option will provide a more focused and cumulative learning experience.

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$170

8 sessions

One Person Show Workshop 2: More Writing and Story

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

You know what your one person show is. You've got an outline, the title, the poster (even if it's just in your head). Now you just want the actual script! This workshop is designed for writing, writing, writing. Specific writing exercises will give you the key points of your show: the introduction, how to take us into your world, the forwards, the...

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$200

2 sessions

Radical Comedy: Straight White Men Welcomed

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

So, you want to do stand-up comedy, but you're not a bro... We got you! Radical Comedy covers what open mics are like in Chicago, proper mic etiquette, how to safely navigate your way through the sea of a whitewashed scene! This course will also discuss safe spaces, racism, misogyny, political correctness in the comedy scene, and how you can build...

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$170

4 sessions

So You Want to Try Stand-up

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Have you always wanted to try stand-up but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from "Wish I could" to "Wow! I did!" in a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion, a bit of improv, and will prepare you for your first...

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$70

Improv 3 Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Building upon the foundation of Level 2, students will deal with a more mature type of improv that can be harvested for sketch. Focus on topics such as advanced character creation, scene/premise structure, acting, reference level, and using music to find scenes and characters.

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$285

5 sessions

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