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Meisner Intensive 2: Bringing “the work” to Text

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

The Meisner Approach Intensive 2: Bringing “the work” to Text In Intensive 2, we will continue 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. We will also begin...

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

The Meisner Approach Intensive 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? Intensive 3 has the answers. You will be guided through a series of exercises specifically designed...

Monday Nov 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 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 1-Living Truthfully

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

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...

Tuesday Jan 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 2-Imaginary Circumstances

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

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...

Monday Jan 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Intensive 1: Follow Your Impulses

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

Sanford Meisner said that, ‘acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.’ In this intensive, we will work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully. Working through a series of innovative, step-by-step improvisational exercises we will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous...

Saturday Dec 7th, 9am - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 4-Doing the Work

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

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....

Saturday Jan 11th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 5-Advanced Scene Study

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

Deepen your work, expand your craft and connect. In this repeatable advanced scene study class, you will be given the opportunity to work on two scenes utilizing all of the tools you learned in Levels 1-4. Practice personalization, script analysis, emotional preparation, particularization and impediments all while honing your ability to work off...

Saturday Jan 11th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 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

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The Actor’s Voice and Speech

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

The Actor’s Voice and Speech is for students who want to improve their speaking voice for the stage and film in a healthy way that can get them through a long run of a show. The class is also beneficial for non-performers who would like to feel more confident about public speaking, and people who speak English as a second language and would like...

No Upcoming Schedules
$275

8 sessions

Intro to Storytelling

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

Study the art and science of storytelling with Agency Theater Collective Co-Artistic Director Jack Schultz. In this eight-week course, Jack introduces you to the essential tools you’ll need to create a unique, personal story from your life that connects with and inspires your audience.  Perfect for self identified “non-performers” or the...

No Upcoming Schedules
$295

8 sessions

Create Your Solo Performance

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

Agency Theater Collective Co-Artistic Director Jack Schultz mixes writing exercises, movement exercises, improvisation, and elements of the Meisner technique to help students find the first act of their new solo performance. Informed by his experience creating and touring his solo show I’m Falling In Love All The Time, Jack creates a safe environment...

No Upcoming Schedules
$295

8 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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$259

6 sessions

The Art of Slow Comedy Level 3 – Advanced Ensemble

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

In the final level of Jimmy Carrane’s improvisation approach, you’ll learn the nuances of long form improvisation — energy, editing, and walk-ons. From here, you and your ensemble will move forward to create weeks of fun-filled scenework. And the best part? The last class day will culminate in a class performance, open to friends and family....

No Upcoming Schedules
$289

6 sessions

Accelerated Meisner Program

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

The Accelerated Meisner Program is designed for actors who wish to deepen their craft in an immersive and comprehensive training experience. Spend 10 weeks, three days a week, breaking through your own barriers.  Lead by Green Shirt Studio co-founders Andrew Gallant and Sommer Austin, you will systematically work through Sanford...

No Upcoming Schedules
$1,650

30 sessions

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