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Acting Studio Chicago
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Chicago’s Premier Training Center for Actors since 1981

As creators and performers of art that relies on human empathy–we all must aspire to create a community built on respect, belonging, collaboration, and creativity.  As artists invested in exploring multiple perspectives and fostering social justice, we embrace the value of all people. We, therefore, reject any form of bigotry, discrimination, or hatred, and we seek to cultivate an environment in which our differences are explored with generosity and openness.

Upcoming

SELF TAPE SEMINAR

With Janelle Snow
JAN. 18

 

 

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GAMING & ANIMATION WS

WITH BRAD GRUSNIC
DEC. 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW STUDENT SEMINAR

KURT NAEBIG
FEB. 15

 

 

 

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ASC faculty member Sarafina Vecchio booked 3 voice over commercials for Aspire Energy Drinks!

Our Faculty

At ASC we are especially proud of our top-notch faculty. As working professionals they bring years of industry expertise, enthusiasm, and skill to their classes. Our instructors are a large part of what makes studying at Acting Studio Chicago such a worthwhile investment in your career.

Rachael Patterson

Studio Director, Rachael Patterson has led Acting Studio Chicago for 25 years and worked in the biz since 1983.

Chris Agos

Chris Agos began his acting career in 1995, he continues to audition, work, and help other actors get what they want from their acting careers.

Christy Arington

Christy has been an actor, director and teaching artist for over 25 years bringing a bevy of experience and passion to her teaching.

Adam Belcuore

Adam is a teacher, as well as the Managing Producer of Chicago's Tony Award winning Goodman Theatre.

Norm Boucher

Norm brings a wide variety of stage, television, commercial, and VO experience to his energetic classes!

Jack Bronis

Jack Bronis brings a wealth of acting, improv, and directing experience to his teaching at ASC!

Stephen Cone

Indie filmmaker, director, and actor, Stephen Cone is one of Chicago's rising stars. We're thrilled to have him at ASC!

Esteban Andres Cruz

Esteban is a passionate and skilled stage and film actor, dancer, & teacher.

Adrianne Cury

Adrianne brings experience from Chicago's top theatres such as Writers, Chicago Shakes, and Lifeline.

Adria Dawn

Adria brings inside knowledge of on-camera acting from her expansive roster of tv, film, & new media credits!

Kate DeVore

Kate brings her knowledge and extensive experience as a speech pathologist and dialect coach to her voice and dialect classes at ASC!

Deb Doetzer

Deb Doetzer brings an extensive career in voiceover and theatre to her dynamic classes at ASC!

Charles Andrew Gardner

Born and raised on Chicago's south side, Charles is an experienced actor, director, producer, and teaching artist.

Linda Gillum

Actress/Director Linda brings her warmth and experience in class and is the Casting Director of Remy Bumppo!

Jennifer Glasse

Jennifer's background acting and teaching with Court Theatre brings passion and dynamism to her classes.

Christina Gorman

Actress and fight choreographer, Christina brings energy, creativity, and industry knowledge to her classes!

Coburn Goss

We're thrilled to have TV/film, theatre, VO actor, as well as award winning playwright Coburn on our roster!

Elly Green

Director Elly Green brings her considerable experience, as a storefront aficionado to the table in her classes.

Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden is a Juilliard graduate and has been acting and teaching for almost 30 years.

David Leffel

Dave is a veteran VO artist and audio engineer specializing in sound for Radio, Film, and TV at BAM Studios.

Jeff Lupetin

Jeff is an author and award winning VO artist recognized for his work for SC Johnson and Procter & Gamble.

Marti Lyons

Guest Director: Masters Scene Study - Prolific Freelance Director

Doug McDade

Doug brings years of award winning theatre and on-camera experience to his work as a teacher and coach.

Jennie Moreau

Jennie uses her extensive Chicago and NY theatre credits as well as her on camera experience here at ASC.

Shade Murray

A true actor's director, Shade brings his experience as a theatre director and as the Associate Artistice Director ensemble of A Red Orchid.

Kurt Naebig

Kurt, a Juilliard grad, brings his 25 plus years worth of experience to his energetic and engaging classes.

Marisa Paonessa

Talent agent extraordinaire, Marisa, the owner of prestigious Paonessa Talent, is here breaking down the biz at ASC!

Brian Plocharczyk

Brian's work as a VO and On Camera talent has been heard and seen in countless commercials and corporate videos, as well as in animated and gaming projects.

Janelle Snow

Janelle is a graduate of NU and Harvard and has been active in our acting community for over 2 decades.

Gretchen Sonstroem

Gretchen brings her passionate, dynamic, and inspirational style to her 20 plus years of teaching.

Danny Taylor

Danny Taylor brings his extensive experience as a performer to create a fun and dynamic acting class experience.

Sarafina Vecchio

As an actor and teaching artist for nearly 20 years, Sarafina brings her passion and fearlessness to the table.

Henry Wishcamper

Henry Wishcamper is a member of the Goodman's Artistic Collective.

Testimonials

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(Kurt Naebig, Instructor- Advanced Scene Study) "I never once felt like my time was wasted. The class was efficient and exciting. I learned something new every week. Kurt was extremely specific in his feedback and consistently referenced the same breakdown/guideposts we learned. Kurt made it very clear that class was the place to take risks and encouraged playing large actions."

— Brian Kulaga

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