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Class Catalog

Offering challenging, professionally-driven in person and online training for professional actors, and for beginners ready to take a creative leap since 1981.  Use the filter & discover all upcoming online offerings!  Click here for a full list of adult programs & youth programs

Current Class Offerings

NEW STUDENT SEMINAR FOR ADULT ACTORS: ONLINE

Starts July 5

Tuesday, 6:00p-7:30p on Zoom!

An introduction to the way we work and teach.

CONTEMPORARY NATURALISM WITH ESTEBAN ANDRES CRUZ

Starts July 7

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:00

Bring more honesty and authenticity to your work.

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts July 9

Saturdays, 2:00p-5:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

This class is full.

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LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts July 9

Saturdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Dive into the world of the play!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON.

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LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts July 9

Saturdays, 1:00p-4:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

GRADES 8-12: SUMMER INTENSIVE FOR TEENS

Starts July 11

Monday-Friday, 10:00a-4:00p

1 week summer program for teen actors who want to experience training in a professional environment. Students will tackle scene work, on-camera, stage combat, improv & more. Returns July 2022

This class is full.

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BEGINNING VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts July 11

Mondays, 6:00p-9:00p

Learn what this voiceover thing is all about online and in person at CRC!

CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUE: IN PERSON

Starts July 11

Mondays, 6:00p-9:30p

Blow those casting directors away! 6 Weeks.

This class is full.

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THIS IS A BUSINESS: GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR VO CAREER

Starts July 11

Mondays, 6:00p-9:00p

Sharpen your VO Business & Studio Skills.

This class is full.

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LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts July 11

Mondays, 6:00p-9:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class is full.

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LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

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ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Expand your on-camera skill-set!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: ONLINE

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The ultimate online guide to "The Guideposts".

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: ONLINE

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

INTERMEDIATE VOICEOVER ONLINE

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Expand your voiceover skills!

This class has a pre-requisite: BEGINNING VOICEOVER: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ADVANCED ON CAMERA: IN PERSON

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Ace your on-camera auditions!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts July 12

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts July 13

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts July 13

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Dive into the world of the play!

This class is full.

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BEGINNING VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts July 13

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Learn what this voiceover thing is all about online and in person at CRC!

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts July 13

Wednesdays, 6:30p-9:30p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class is full.

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ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON

Starts July 14

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Expand your on-camera skill-set!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ADVANCED ON CAMERA: IN PERSON

Starts July 14

Thursdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Ace your on-camera auditions!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

VOICEOVER FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR: COMBO

Starts July 17

Sundays, 11:00a-2:00p

2 Weeks in Studio - 4 Weeks Online!

GRADES 4-7: SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS

Starts July 18

Monday-Friday, 10:00a-3:15p

Exciting 1 week summer camp for students grade 4-7 who want to explore many of the elements of what it takes to be an actor: relationship, text work, improv, monologue, and on-camera skills.

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Grades 1-3 Summer Acting Adventures For Kids: In Person

Starts July 18

Monday-Friday, 10:00a-2:00p

An age-appropriate exploration of acting for 1st -3rd graders, this 1 week camp is a great introduction to the ways in which students can apply themselves to storytelling and on-camera work.

ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON

Starts July 18

7 WEEK CLASS- $375

Get comfortable in front of the lens!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON.

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SCENE STUDY

Starts July 20

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Gain script analysis skills and more while working on your feet with exciting scenes!

INTERMEDIATE VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts July 20

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Expand your voiceover skills, online and in person at CRC!

This class has a pre-requisite: BEGINNING VOICEOVER: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ON CAMERA INTRO: IN PERSON

Starts July 21

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Start here!

LEVEL 4 REHEARSAL TO PERFORMANCE: IN PERSON

Starts July 21

Thursdays, 6:00p-10:00p

Enrich your skills through in-depth scene work and learn the "art of auditioning."

This class is full.

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GRADES 8-12: SUMMER INTENSIVE FOR TEENS: IN PERSON

Starts July 25

Monday-Friday, 10:00a-4:00p

1 week summer program for teen actors who want to experience training in a professional environment. Students will tackle scene work, on-camera, stage combat, improv & more. Returns July 2022

This class is full.

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Starts July 27

Wednesdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Nail Your On Camera Audition in 2 Mediums!

This class has a pre-requisite: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

GRADES 9-12: SUMMER AUDITION CLINIC FOR TEENS

Starts August 1

Mon-Thur, 10:00a-4:30p - Fri, 9:00a-7:00p

This exciting and energizing one-week program is perfect for teens who want to hone their theatre and on-camera audition skills as well as learn about the ins and outs of the business in Chicago. Acceptance is determined by a self tape submission.

ATTACKING NEW WORK: A NEW MASTER CLASS WITH SPENSER DAVIS

Starts August 1

Mondays, Aug. 1,8,15: 6:00p-9:30p / Aug 22 & 29: 6:00p-9:45p

Dive into new work! Begins August 1st.

NEW STUDENT SEMINAR FOR ADULT ACTORS: ONLINE

Starts August 30

Tuesday, 6:00p-7:30p

An introduction to the way we work and teach.

BEGINNING MONOLOGUE: IN PERSON

Starts August 31

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Get ready to take your work to the professional level!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY WITH KURT NAEBIG: IN PERSON

Starts September 12

Mondays, 6:00p-10:00p

An in-depth acting workout! Returns Sep. 12th.

MONOLOGUE: IN PERSON

Starts September 12

Mondays, 12:00p-4:00p

Knock your auditions out of the park!

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts September 12

Mondays, 6:00p-9:30p

Dive into the world of the play!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON

Starts September 12

8 WEEK CLASS- Mondays, 6:00p-9:30p

Get comfortable in front of the lens!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts September 13

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: ONLINE

Starts September 13

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training...online!

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts September 13

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: ONLINE

Starts September 13

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

BEGINNING VOICEOVER: IN PERSON

Starts September 13

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Learn what this voiceover thing is all about

ADVANCED ON CAMERA: IN PERSON

Starts September 13

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Ace your on-camera auditions!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts September 14

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts September 14

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Dive into the world of the play!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

BEGINNING VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts September 14

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Learn what this voiceover thing is all about online and in person at CRC!

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts September 14

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ADVANCED ON CAMERA: IN PERSON

Starts September 15

Thursdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Ace your on-camera auditions!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts September 17

Saturdays, 2:00p-5:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts September 17

Saturdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Dive into the world of the play!

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts September 17

Saturdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

BEGINNING VOICEOVER: ONLINE

Starts September 17

Saturdays, 11:00a-2:00p

Learn what it's like behind the mic! Returns Fall '22!

GAMING & ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Starts September 18

Sunday, 12:00p-3:00p

Have a blast with this high-energy skill!

AUDITIONING FOR SMALL ROLES: IN PERSON

Starts September 19

Mondays, 12:00p-3:00p

Nail those Film and TV auditions!

ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON

Starts September 20

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Expand your on-camera skill-set!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

LEVEL 4 REHEARSAL TO PERFORMANCE: IN PERSON

Starts September 22

Thursdays, 6:00p-10:00p

Enrich your skills through in-depth scene work and learn the "art of auditioning."

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON

Starts September 22

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Expand your on-camera skill-set!

This class has a pre-requisite: ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

GRADES 9-12- ACTING FOR TEENS: IN PERSON

Starts September 24

Saturdays, 10:00a-12:00p

Learn to tackle any script!

GRADES 6-8- ACTING: IN PERSON

Starts September 24

Saturdays, 10:00a-12:00p

Dive into acting fundamentals and scene work!

GRADES 3-5 STAGE AND SCREEN COMBO: IN PERSON

Starts September 24

Saturdays, 10:00a-12:00p

Have fun, be challenged, and dive into the world of stage and screen acting!

GRADES 9-12- ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE: IN PERSON

Starts September 25

Sundays, 10:00a-12:00p

Translate your acting skills for the camera!

GRADES 6-8 ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE: IN PERSON

Starts September 25

Sundays, 10:00a-12:00p

Practice auditioning like a pro!

VOICEOVER FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR: COMBO

Starts September 25

Sundays, 11:00a-2:00p

3 Weeks Online! 2 Weeks in Chicago Recording Company! 1 Week at Acting Studio Chicago!

INTERMEDIATE VOICEOVER ONLINE

Starts September 27

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Expand your voiceover skills!

This class has a pre-requisite: BEGINNING VOICEOVER: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

INTERMEDIATE VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts September 28

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Expand your voiceover skills, online and in person at CRC!

This class has a pre-requisite: BEGINNING VOICEOVER: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...Learn More

ON CAMERA INTRO: IN PERSON

Starts September 29

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Start here!

SCENE STUDY

Starts September 29

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Gain script analysis skills and more while working on your feet with exciting scenes!

SHAKESPEARE SCENE STUDY WITH BOB MASON: IN PERSON

Starts October 3

Mondays, 6:00p-9:00p

"Strong Reasons Make Strong Actions" - King John Returns Oct. 3

DIALECTS: ONLINE

Starts October 5

Wednesdays, 2:00p-5:00p

Round out your actor toolbox with a range of dialects!

MONOLOGUE FOR AGES 12 & UP: IN PERSON

Starts October 8

Saturdays, 12:00p-2:00p

Get ready to nail those theatre and college auditions!

K5-2ND GRADE ACT & AUDITION: IN PERSON

Starts October 8

Saturdays, 1:00p-3:00p

Learn the basics of acting and auditioning in a supportive, fun, and creative environment!

SHAKESPLAY! IN PERSON

Starts October 12

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

A fun, fearless, and fast intro to Shakespeare!

NAVIGATING CHICAGO'S THEATRE SCENE

Starts October 16

Sunday, 10:00a-1:00p

Get the inside scoop on theatre in Chicago!

VOICEOVER WORKSHOP FOR AGES 12 & Up: In Person

Starts October 23

Sunday, October 23rd12:30p-3:30p

Jump into the World of VOICEOVER!