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Kurt Naebig

Kurt Naebig

Kurt has worked professionally in theatre, film, television and radio for more than 30 years, and has been teaching and coaching actors since 1992.

A Juilliard graduate, he has also studied at the Moscow School of the Arts in Russia. Kurt is the former Artistic Director of The Theatre of Western Springs, a member of Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and has worked as an actor at Portland Stage, Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre, National Jewish Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

He also appeared in such films as Public Enemies, The Express, Witless Protection, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Relic, Dillinger, Howard Beach: Making the Case for Murder, and has been in seen in the television shows, APB, Sense8,Chicago Fire, Chicago Code, Detroit 1-8-7 and multiple episodes of Chicago PD, ER and Prison Break. Kurt recently directed another season of VC - The Webseries. He has also directed Don't Dress For Dinner, The Drawer Boy, Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted, and Leading Ladies at Buffalo Theatre Ensemble.  Visit him at



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"Kurt has the uncanny ability to steer you in unexpected and exciting directions with just a few words of guidance." (Kurt Naebig, Instructor- Advanced Scene Study)

— Bryn Packard

"Kurt’s (Kurt Naebig, Instructor - Monologue) electrifying energy has helped me become more excited about monologues in general and gets me excited to work."

— Chelsea David

"This class went BEYOND my expectations. I’ve had A LOT of training and this was by far the most beneficial. Kurt (Kurt Naebig, Instructor - Monologue) is a magical acting wizard. The atmosphere was welcoming and warm. I loved Kurt’s input feedback, energy, passion, etc. He knows his stuff and I feel very grateful for having learned from him. Honestly, I can’t think of anything to do better. The class was fun and beneficial. Kurt made a 4 hour class feel like 10 minutes."

— Bre Brown

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ASC Cinema Lab student, Dana Tretta and ASC faculty member, Jennifer Glasse were in the staged reading of In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play for the Chicago Inclusion Project at TimeLine Theatre.