ASC alums Fred Geyer, Alana Grossman, and Ryan McBride are performing in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Shakespeare in Love.
Alice Pacyga is an actor, improviser, and teacher. She received her MFA and BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU she studied the Meisner Technique under Kathryn Gately (who studied under Sandford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse) and Williamson Movement with Deborah Robertson (who studied under Loyd Williamson at the Actors Movement Studio in NYC).
Alice is also a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program and one of the founding members of The Cupid Players where she performed as an improviser in Cupid Misfires His Eros and Journey to the Center of the Journey. As an actor she has been seen in A Long Way from Chicago, Stuart Little, and The Velveteen Rabbit all at LifeLine Theater.
Alice has taught Acting and improvisation for Prologue Theater, LifeLine Theater Co. Outreach, The Impov Playhouse and for several schools in the suburbs. She also uses her performing skills as a Standardized Patient at the UIC Clinical Performance Center, portraying simulated medical conditions to train future doctors in communication skills. Alice can also be heard on the radio pitching sandwiches for White Hen Pantry.
"Alice (Alice Pacyga, Instructor - Level 3) definitely challenged me in a positive way and always created a comfortable classroom environment. She did exceptionally well as an instructor. She pushed me through boundaries I was afraid to explore but has the natural ability to make the classroom atmosphere safe even at my most vulnerable moments. Thank you."
— Mary Lou Erickson
"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