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LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY

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

Saturdays, 1:00p-5:00p

Starts September 22

This class is full.

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Gretchen Sonstroem

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

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Rachael Patterson

Studio Director, Rachael Patterson has led Acting Studio Chicago for 23 years and worked in the biz since 1983.

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Wednesdays, 6:00p-10:00p

Starts November 28
NO CLASS Dec 26 & Jan 2

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

If you have the equivalent experience...

Adrianne Cury

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

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Saturdays, 1:00p-5:00p

Starts December 1
NO CLASS Dec 22 & Dec 29

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

If you have the equivalent experience...

Gretchen Sonstroem

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

More about Gretchen

Testimonials

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"I love Gretchen (Gretchen Sonstroem, Instructor- Level 3)!  Her feedback is on-point, insightful, and revealing.  She asks the right questions to bring out the best in our performances.  I love how she emphasizes using emotional intelligence to explore our characters.  I've only had positive experiences here and I can say I've become a better actor for it."

— Jesse Pazmino

"I loved Gretchen Sonstroem's (Level 3) class very much.  It greatly surpassed my expectations.  She was specific and knew exactly which areas I needed to work on.  I felt very safe; Gretchen often encouraged risk-taking.  Her personality and feedback really pushed me to always bring my best work to class.  I always recommend taking a class at Acting Studio Chicago."

— Selena Johnson

"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

Gretchen Sontroem (Level 3 Instructor) was an amazing teacher. She pulled me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to where I thought I could never go.

— Treveen Stewart

"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 (Gretchen Sonstroem, Instructor, Level 3 Scene Study) spends a lot of time working with everyone's specific needs. She is an amazing teacher. She has great insight and doesn't sugar coat what she needs you to know. At the same time she is very encouraging."

— Adriana Trajkovski

"Gretchen (Gretchen Sonstroem, Instructor, Level 3 Scene Studypushed me to another level of expression and connection with my scene partners."

— Joshua Seeger

"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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Look Who's Working!

ASC alum Jean Marie Koon is playing Mrs. Coade in Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's production of Dear Brutus, September 22 to October 28.