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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 several readings with Silk Road Rising, actor & director for Episodes 3 & 4 of Henry L. Sullivan III's ongoing multi-cast sudiobook series,The American Fathers, as well as a third year teaching teens on Grand Manan Island in Canada. In 2016, Cury directed 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. 

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!

Additional 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 both adults and teens here at Acting Studio Chicago; the Senior BFAs at Depaul University TTS, and yearly on Grand Manan Island in Canada. She has conducted workshops & seminars for Triton College, North Central College, Theatre of Western Springs, and The Performer's School, and she privately coaches for auditions in various locations.



Blow those casting directors away! 6 Weeks.

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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 a self tape submission. ~ Week of Aug.1st.

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Adrianne Cury (Scene Study The Fast and Furious Edition: Online) is a badass, even over Zoom! So knowledgeable, so insightful, and hilarious to boot. She picks scenes that both really fit and really challenge you as a performer, and provides specific feedback that was incredibly useful and effective. In class, in rehearsal, and in performance, I felt completely supported by everyone in the (virtual) room!

— Allison Rose Macknick

She (Adrianne Cury — Scene Study -The Fast and The Furious Edition: Online) did exceedingly well with this class on Zoom. She chose scenes that were both feasible but challenging for each actor, and made it as fun and engaging as possible!

— Meradi Ramirez

Adrianne (Cury Scene Study -The Fast and The Furious Edition: Online) gave specific, actionable feedback that I was able to implement into rehearsal with my partner and in-class performance. She also has a great sense of humor! I feel like I will be able to apply what I've learned in this course to both in-person scene work, as well as Zoom scene work.


— Hannah Mary Simpson

I think Adrianne's(Cury-Level III Online) critiques were always specific and helped make the scene better. Even if I didn't understand the first few times what a critique meant, I was able to keep trying different things and I was reminded of the critique so that when it was successful, it was satisfying. I also really REALLY appreciated receiving written feedback on our scene breakdowns. I feel like it's a really great opportunity to see how your personal interpretation and understanding of a scene/character and the guideposts compares to the instructor's. I felt like that really helped my understanding of how the technique is applied which then informed how I did future scene breakdowns. I also felt like Adrianne really enjoyed teaching. She always came in with great energy even when we were nervous.

— James Mueller

I love how honest and straightforward Adrianne (Adrianne Cury - Audition and Rehearsal Prep) is! She's so knowledgeable and always pushes to see improvements. I hope to take another one of her classes and coach with her!

— Christina Bernardoni

"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

"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

"Adrianne (Adrianne Cury, Instructor- Level 4 Rehearsal to Performancepoured 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."

— Joshua Seeger

"I have truly enjoyed working with Adrianne Cury. I have been in two of her classes, Audition and Rehearsal Prep and Level 4 Rehearsal to Performance. 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 Scene Study) is fantastic.  Excellent feedback and useful tips for improvement.  Great energy and sense of humor."

— Kathy Berghoff

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

— Audition and Rehearsal Prep student

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

— Audition and Rehearsal Prep student


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