Kurt has worked professionally in theatre, film, television and radio for more than 30 years, and has been teaching and coaching actors since 1992.
A Juilliard graduate, he has also studied at the Moscow School of the Arts in Russia. Kurt is the former Artistic Director of The Theatre of Western Springs, a member of Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and has worked as an actor at Portland Stage, Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre, National Jewish Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.
He also appeared in such films as Public Enemies, The Express, Witless Protection, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Relic, Dillinger, Howard Beach: Making the Case for Murder, and has been in seen in the television shows, APB, Sense8,Chicago Fire, Chicago Code, Detroit 1-8-7 and multiple episodes of Chicago PD, ER and Prison Break. Kurt recently directed another season of VC - The Webseries. He has also directed Don't Dress For Dinner, The Drawer Boy, Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted, and Leading Ladies at Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. Visit him at www.kurtnaebig.com
The Monologue class with Kurt Naebig was very helpful. Kurt has a vast amount of knowledge from his career and knows how to connect with his students. Kurt picked pieces he catered specifically to me and on the first audition I went on following the conclusion of class I booked a 9 week out of town contract!
— Dustin Rothbart
"Kurt’s (Kurt Naebig, Instructor - Monologue) electrifying energy has helped me become more excited about monologues in general and gets me excited to work."
— Chelsea David
"This class went BEYOND my expectations. I’ve had A LOT of training and this was by far the most beneficial. Kurt (Kurt Naebig, Instructor - Monologue) is a magical acting wizard. The atmosphere was welcoming and warm. I loved Kurt’s input feedback, energy, passion, etc. He knows his stuff and I feel very grateful for having learned from him. Honestly, I can’t think of anything to do better. The class was fun and beneficial. Kurt made a 4 hour class feel like 10 minutes."
— Bre Brown
"Since taking Advanced Scene Study with Kurt (Kurt Naebig, Instructor), I am more willing to take risks and make bold choices because they are based on solid script analysis and truthful personalization."
— Lily Mojekwu