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Adrianne Cury

Adrianne Cury

Although she has spent most of the last several years teaching, coaching, & directing, ADRIANNE CURY has had the privilege of working as an actor in Chicago with Writer's Theatre, Famous Door, Next, First Folio, Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare Project, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Bailiwick, Strawdog, Apple Tree, National Jewish, Lifeline, Organic/Touchstone and ShawChicago; and regionally with Indiana Repertory, BoarsHead, Human Race, New American, Artists Ensemble, and Wisconsin Shakespeare.

Most recent credits include directing Oak Park Festival's The Taming of the Shrew, and a workshop production of Rob Koon's Cyclist Attacked by Mountain Lion for Triton College. And she is currently directing and acting in a multi-cast audiobook serial, THE AMERICAN FATHERS by Henry L. Sullivan III.

Her acting honors include: Jeff Award nomination (Two by Shaw - Writer's Theatre); Jeff Citation (Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Zebra Crossing); and two After Dark Awards (Shrapnel in the Heart - Famous Door & David's Redhaired Death - Bailiwick).

Favorite credits include Masha & Arkadina - The Seagull; L'il Bit - How I Learned to Drive; Angela - Wonderful Tennessee, Alma - Summer & Smoke, Rosemary - Picnic,  the world premiere of Patricia Kane's Float - About Face Theatre, & Helen Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts for ShawChicago, and in Konya, Turkey!

Directing credits: the experiment -Stockyards Theatre Project; You Never Can Tell - Village Players; Scoundrel Time and The Thin Man - City Lit; Sense & Sensibility - Theatre of Western Springs; Ravenscroft for Triton College;Mauritius for Theatre of Western Springs.

Ms. Cury is a proud member of Actor's Equity & SAG-AFTRA, and teaches and coaches both adults and teens here at Acting Studio Chicago; the Senior BFAs at Depaul University TTS, and yearly on Grand Manan Island in Canada.

Classes

AUDITION AND REHEARSAL PREP

Bring your "A" game to auditions and rehearsals!

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GRADES 8-12: SUMMER INTENSIVE FOR TEENS

This one-week summer program was created for teen actors who want to experience training in a professional environment. Students will tackle scene work, monologues, movement exercises, on-camera, and more.

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GRADES 9-12: SUMMER AUDITION CLINIC FOR TEENS

This exciting and energizing one-week program is perfect for teens who want to hone their theatre and on-camera audition skills as well as learn about the ins and outs of the business in Chicago. Acceptance is determined by audition.

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LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY

Dive into the world of the play!

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LEVEL 4 REHEARSAL TO PERFORMANCE

Enrich your skills through in-depth scene work and learn the "art of auditioning."

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Testimonials

"Adrianne poured her unbounded energy into getting the most from each of us. She pulls no punches in delivering the most candid, constructive criticism, and one can't help but learn from her." (Adrianne Cury, Instructor- Level IV Rehearsal to Performance)

— Joshua Seeger

"I have truly enjoyed working with Adrianne Cury. I have been in two of her classes, Audition and Rehearsal Prep and Level IV. Adrianne is a master at finding the right character and scenes to match each student. Her feedback and guidance is very insightful and tailored to each student's needs. I can't say enough good things about her abilities, teaching methods, and the way she manages her classes."

— Perry Georgopoulos

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

— Kathy Berghoff

"Adrianne (Adrianne Cury, Instructor - Cold Reading) did a fantastic job of getting us to know each other and feel comfortable working with anyone in class. That is so RARE!"

— Cold Reading Student

"This class exceeded expectations and Adrianne (Adrianne Cury, Instructor - Cold Reading) fostered incredible growth in all the students."

— Cold Reading Student

Look Who's Working!

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.