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Cinema Lab with Stephen Cone

Cinema Lab Screening

 CINEMA LAB SCREENING  by Megan Donahue Last month, ASC hosted a screening of the work that’s come out of  Cinema Lab. A “crash course in independent film making”, the class takes students from improvisation to filming in just eight weeks.   The screening featured a total of 12 short films, from four classes. Instructor Stephen Cone, a Chicago film maker, opened the evening by introducing the films. Though the films are…

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The Guideposts: Relationship

GUIDEPOST  #1 – RELATIONSHIP The core acting curriculum at Acting Studio Chicago is based on the 12 Guideposts from Michael Shurtleff’s Audition.  In this post we introduce the very foundation of our work: RELATIONSHIP. Having a shared language, a shared vocabulary and a shared philosophy about the actors’ approach to text, means that there is a consistency and a specificity to our training. In this series of posts, we invite our…

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Student Spotlight: Jerod Haynes in NATIVE SON

Jerod Haynes, ASC alumni, is currently anchoring NATIVE SON, a co-production of Court Theatre and American Blues Theatre. As Bigger Thomas, Haynes “confronts the brutality of his era and the brutality within himself” in this story of 1930’s South Side Chicago. The new adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel by Nambi E. Kelley has received rave reviews and extended its run. “Its a pretty heavy role,” says Jerod, “But I have…

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