Designed to ready students to work at an industry level of professionalism, this intensive covers the fundamental tools necessary for a successful, working actor. Business & audition skills, monologues & on-camera training anchor this 6-week class, while also providing the chance to shoot with a professional headshot photographer & train with a variety of industry guests. Students will leave with a headshot, resume tips & techniques that allow them to step out of class and into the audition room with confidence. (No Class: 3/27)
Whether you’re returning to the industry or checking a box on your bucket list, this essential skills class will provide a comprehensive overview of on-camera technique. You will shoot in our professional studio, work from actual commercial copy, and analyze your work as it is played back each week.
Take a risk, take an adventure, take an improv class! The Huffington Post says “improv will give you the best mindset for life”. The lessons are simple with no scripts or lines to memorize, but the hardest to achieve; be present, listen, say yes, follow the fear and simplify. Skills that not only make you a better performer but, more importantly, a better human!
Don’t keep your talent to yourself!
Produce your own original work with David Singer: director, filmmaker, and composer based in Chicago. His debut feature film Imperfections was released worldwide in 2017. Students will conceptualize, strategize, and write compelling, thoughtful, and original work to be shot on location that will find an audience both within and outside of the industry.
This class is perfect for filmmakers to create their own original films & actors looking to add to their reels.
Students will prepare the same scenes for both stage and screen, learning to calibrate their performance for each medium while deepening their work by finding their character’s actions, objectives and relationship to the arc of the scene.
LOCATION: American Blues Theatre Rehearsal Studio, 4809 N. Ravenswood Ave, Chicago