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Designed for the professional, Masters Scene Study is a unique opportunity to work with a variety of directors, each with their own directing style. Each week, a professional director will work with the class. Each actor will work in front of the class every other week on scenes with four of the eight directors, and in the alternate weeks will actively observe the other four directors work with their classmates. This is a great opportunity to get to know the style and way in which these top Chicago directors work with actors!

2018 Guest Directors Will Include:

  • Michael Patrick Thornton  - Artistic Director of The Gift

  • Marti Lyons - Writers, Goodman, The Gift, Sideshow, Chicago Shakespeare

  • Shade Murray-Associate Artistic Director of A Red Orchid​​

  • Devon de Mayo - Co-Artistic Director of Dog & Pony, Steppenwolf, The Wit

  • Kimberly Senior - Broadway, Lincoln Center, Goodman, Writers​

  • Henry Wishcamper- Goodman Theatre Artistic Collective

  • Dado - A Red Orchid, Facility 


Required: Strong professional acting background. Admission is determined by headshot and resume and audition. Once you apply for the class, we will contact you to schedule an audition. Auditions: Jan. 17th, 3-7pm.

Tuition: $425

8 Weeks

Upcoming Classes

Mondays, 6:00p-10:00p

Starts March 5

This class is full.

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Shade Murray Week 2

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

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Marti Lyons Week 5

Guest Director: Masters Scene Study - Prolific Freelance Director

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Dado Week 3

Dado is a director and Ensemble Member of A Red Orchid Theatre.

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Henry Wishcamper Week 7

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

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Michael Patrick Thornton Week 1

Guest Director: Masters Scene Study - Artistic Director of The Gift Theatre

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Devon de Mayo Week 6

Guest Director: Masters Scene Study -Co-A.D of Dog & Pony, Steppenwolf, Court, Hypocrites

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Kimberly Senior Week 8

Guest Director: Masters Scene Study - New York, Chicago & Regional Director

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