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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

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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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Free

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

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

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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 Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - 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

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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Free

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

Special Summer Intensive - Advanced Improvisation

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

Channel all your work and learning into the world of a play. Make bold choices with high stakes that create dynamic relationship, truthful living, and complex and compelling characters within dramatic structure.

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$100

3 sessions

Special Summer Intensive - Independent Activity

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

Activate your imagination and plumb the depths of your risk-taking to create forceful, personally connected character. Hone your emotional preparation while continuing to work moment to moment.

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$100

3 sessions

Special Summer Intensive - On Camera Scene Study

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

This scene study class set in front of a camera is geared for the actor who yearns to work quickly and comfortably while learning techniques specific to the screen. Taught by award-winning feature filmmaker and stage director John Mossman, the class is uniquely positioned to help serious actors create a strong bridge between their stage work and great...

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$200

4 sessions

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