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Now you’re ready to dive into the world of the play! During the first six weeks of class, you will work on two scenes with a partner. By reading the entire script, memorizing, rehearsing, and working with props and costumes, you will deepen your understanding of specificity and personalization--essentials for any actor. Material will be from contemporary American playwrights, typically including such authors as John Patrick Shanley, David Mamet and Rebecca Gilman.

Required: Levels 1 and 2 or equivalent training or a placement audition. 

Tuition: $395

8 Weeks

Upcoming Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Starts February 26

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Adrianne Cury

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

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Thursdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Starts February 27

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE.

If you have the equivalent experience...

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.

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Saturdays, 1:00p-5:00p

Starts February 29

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE.

If you have the equivalent experience...

Sarafina Vecchio

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

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"I love pursuing acting and I love how much I’ve learned while continuing my education through Acting Studio Chicago. What’s more is having teachers that truly support you and listen and care about how you feel and letting you roll with what works best for your scene no matter what. Thank you Adrianne Cury (Instructor, Level 3 ) for being such an amazing example of what a student/teacher relationship looks like. Accepting what we have to say and working outside of the box to make that happen. I feel so blessed to have you take me into the next level of this journey❤️ You Rock."

— Jeannie Oakes

"Adrienne Cury (Level 3) is smart and gracious.  She is the ASC queen.  She not only earned my respect, but she made me genuinely want to do my best work.  I feel safe to explore and be ridiculous at ASC.  With the environment that is created, I know I can make bold choices and improvise without judgment." 

— Trevor Vanderzee

"PURE GENIUS! There aren't any words in the English language or any other language to express or convey to you how grateful and blessed! to have Adrianne Cury (Level 3 Scene Studyas an instructor!"

— Elvis Cirkic

"She (Adrianne Cury, Instructor - Level 3 Scene Study) is fantastic.  Excellent feedback and useful tips for improvement.  Great energy and sense of humor."

— Kathy Berghoff

"Alice (Alice Pacyga, Instructor - Level 3) is an amazing instructor. She makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable to explore acting techniques and to take risks. She created a creative atmosphere that brought my acting skill to another level."

— Oleksandra Klevchuk


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