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Jack Bronis

Jack Bronis

Jack (AEA, AFTRA, SAG) is a founding member of The Noble Fool Theater Company. He has also worked with Zeitgeist Theater, The Improv Institute, The Free Associates, and Steppenwolf. Jack conceived and co-wrote the long- running interactive hit Flanagan's Wake and has directed the Chicago, Minneapolis, New Orleans, and Rochester, New York productions. Other recent directing credits include Brain Humor, Starship Improvise, and Corporation, Inc. He also directed Rick Almada's one-man show The Paradox Of Insanity, I Mean, Humanity! for Live Bait Theater and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He wrote the book and lyrics for the award-winning Vikings! A Musical in Two Axe, which was directed by the Acting Studio Chicago's own Linda Gillum. Jack is also a staff instructor for The Second City Training Center. He can be seen as union boss Joe Barbone in the upcoming gangster film Chicago Overcoat.

Classes

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF

The perfect place to start your training.

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Testimonials

"(Jack Bronis, Instructor - Level 1 Introduction to Shurtleff) is very great at making students comfortable and finding ways to bring them (us) out of their (our) shells."

— Rashundra Dudley

"I learned a lot about putting a relationship together in a scene and what certain cues scene have. I always approached a scene better the second time around due to Jack’s (Jack Bronis, Instructor - Level 1 Introduction to Shurtleff) feedback. Regardless of how bad I felt I did, Jack would push to me that I did well and that’s the purpose of the class, to learn. Jack also had some really good one-liner tips."

— Level 1 Student

"Having a break from acting in musicals as a kid, this class helped bring back my confidence and challenge my skills. I thought Jack (Jack Bronis, Instructor - Level 1 Introduction to Shurtleff) was an outstanding teacher. I enjoyed learning the 12 Guideposts and also loved how helpful they were for every scene. I really enjoyed the class and will continue to use your feedback for the future. Thank you for bringing back my confidence on stage!"

— Meaghan Nelson

"Jack (Jack Bronis, Instructor - Level 1 and Improv for Actors) was dope- very encouraging and challenged us to push our limits. I also appreciate how available he made himself for feedback and council. I really felt like we grew as a class in terms of taking risks."

— Kelsey McGrath

Look Who's Working!

ASC alums Matthew Fahey and Matthew Gall are performing in Oak Park Festival Theatre's Macbeth, directed by faculty member Barbara Zahora.