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Free Fridays – Meisner Repetition Practice

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

Building a sense of community is important to us and we want to give something back to the people in our neighborhood, as well as to the performers who currently take classes from us. We want everyone to have a place to experience the joy of expressing themselves through art. Meisner’s repetition exercise is to an actor as scales are to a piano...

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Free Fridays – Meisner Repetition Practice

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

For 8 weeks, you will learn by working on scenes and monologues from Shepard’s work. You will deepen fundamental skills of listening, personalization, physicalization and practice staying present all while exploring the work of one of America’s most visceral and enigmatic playwrights. In this innovative scene study class, you will dive into...

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$295

8 sessions

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Sam Shepard Scene Study

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

In this innovative scene study class, you will dive into the work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard (True West, A Lie of the Mind, Buried Child). An actor himself, Shepard wields his own writing to create gritty, psychologically complex characters that are thrilling and always challenging to play. Azar Kazemi, who served...

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$295

8 sessions

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

The program is for students and adults interested in receiving acting and voice coaching for Shakespeare. The workshop will help students who might be preparing to compete in their local high school competition leading up to the Chicago regional finals of National Shakespeare Competition that is sponsored by the English Speaking Union. Students will...

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$90

The Actor’s Career Workshop

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

Throughout her 45-year career, Jane Brody has been fully immersed in both the artistic and commercial worlds of acting as a casting director, producer, agent, actress and teacher. In this hands-on workshop, Jane shares her insight into the realities of being an actor and gives you practical tools to help formulate a realistic 5-year plan. Her humane...

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$75

Summer Acting Lab - Teen (Ages 13-17)

at Two Roads Theatre Project - North Center 1803 W Byron St Ste 215-216, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The Summer Acting Lab is an opportunity to learn and explore the fundamentals of acting. Each day begins with an acting class to build new skills, and the second part of the morning is dedicated to devising an original show. With an emphasis on collaboration and ensemble, students will create from scratch a theater piece inspired by a specific starting...

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$255

11 sessions

Meisner for Singers

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

Often, it can feel as though acting a song requires two separate minds: one in service of the music and one in service of text. This class will fuse these processes to allow both music and text to serve as entryways to the emotional life of your performance.  We will develop your confidence as a singing actor by providing the tools needed to...

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$295

8 sessions

Free Fridays - Suzuki Method

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

This one-day workshop will give you an introduction to the Suzuki Method, a rigorous and physically demanding approach to actor training.  Through a series of choreographed exercises, the actor’s balance, stamina, and focus (among other things) will be tested and strengthened. You will be challenged to dig deeper within yourself to summon the...

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Take It On: Stage Presence Workshop

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

This sleek and sly workshop is designed to help you develop stage presence, find a performance style that works for you, and connect with an audience. Theatre and movement exercises will be used to guide you in preparing for stage work or just upping your public speaking confidence. These exercises draw from burlesque/cabaret tradition, acting styles,...

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$15

Find Your Voice: Character Workshop

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

This workshop takes the fundamentals of stage presence and adds lessons on character creation and persona development to increase your working knowledge of the stage. Who you are on stage influences style choices: are you campy or vampy? Classy or sassy? Or do you not care for rhymes at all? Having a developed stage personality is a central part of...

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$15

Vaudeville at Six Corners Fall Showcase!

at Inside Out Art Studio - Portage Park 4041 N Milwaukee Ave Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60641

The shows are preceded by a workshop with a pro from the show. This Fall, Jacob Mills “Behind the Mask” will train you in mask performance. Features Four of Chicago’s Finest Variety Performers, Our Host Brad French, “That Juggling Guy,” The Semmerling Mask Players, Music, Dance and more in a Family Friendly Format.

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$10

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Voice Over: Intro to Online Casting Webinar

at Edge Studio Voice Actor Casting & School - Chicago 60614

Don’t spin your wheels. Learn how to get real traction from two of the most successful voice actors on Voices.com and Voice123.com: J. Michael Collins and Bev Standing. J. Michael and Bev are continually among the highest-ranked bookers at both major online casting sites. In addition, they book thousands of repeat jobs with happy...

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$197

2 sessions

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course The musical Hamilton has taken the humanities by storm, sparking new interest in early American history on college campuses. Four Northwestern University faculty have shaped courses in legal studies and history around the musical, using Lin Manuel Miranda’s themes to tackle issues of politics, immigration, and identity—past...

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Slow & Tease-y

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

This workshop will help you learn find the confidence it takes to embrace the sensuality of stillness. Whether you freeze up or freak out when performing, it's difficult to be motionless on stage. Learning to project control and emotion in those moments is an indispensable skill you'll learn in this class. This course is designed to help you channel...

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$20

Special Summer Intensive - Scene Work

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

Work intensely with another actor within the structure of two-person scenes and unleash deeply personal, imaginative and organic work. This is the bridge between Meisner technique and text work.  

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$100

3 sessions

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