ASC faculty member Charles Andrew Gardner booked a McDonald's Voiceover commercial. He also appeared onstage and, with the Covid19 pandemic stopping live theatre, via streaming in TimeLine Theatre's Kill Move Paradise.
Jane Brody, CSA, SAG/AFTRA, AEA, is the founder of Jane Brody Casting in Chicago (now PR Casting) and Acting Studio Chicago, which began as The Audition Centre in 1981. Jane has two published books, The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life, and Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience: Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance, Bloomsbury Press, which are both available on Amazon and at other bookstores worldwide. Jane tours internationally doing workshops in career building, Shurtleff audition techniques, camera methods, Stanislavski analysis, She also does summer retreats for actors and teachers in Superscenes, an acting method she created based on her study of neuroscience and archetype. Jane has been a citizen of the theatre since age fourteen beginning as an actress, and moving on to become a stage director, producer, actor's agent, and casting director. Jane received the Casting Society of America's Best Location Casting award for the Coen brothers film, Fargo. As an actress, she performed at theatres such as The Guthrie in Minneapolis, Drury Lane, Chicago, Los Angeles Actors' Theatre and the Merle Oberon Theatre where she received the Los Angeles Weekly's Best Actress Award for her work in Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn. While in Los Angeles, Jane was mentored by Michael Shurtleff and began her teaching career under his tutelage. Jane recently retired as Associate Professor in Performance at The Theatre School, Depaul University in Chicago. Prior to that, she was head of undergraduate acting at Louisiana State University. Visit Jane's Website: www.janedrakebrody.com