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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

NAIL THE GUEST STAR AUDITION:ONLINE

Starts January 22

Jan. 22 & 23 - 10:30a-2:00p

Rock your next big audition! Jan 22 & 23, 2022

GAMING & ANIMATION WORKSHOP: ONLINE

Starts January 30

Sunday, 12:00p-3:00p

Have a blast with this high-energy skill!

This class is full.

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NEW STUDENT SEMINAR FOR ADULT ACTORS: ONLINE

Starts February 15

Tuesday, 6:00p-7:30p

An introduction to the way we work and teach.

GRADES 6-8- ACTING: IN PERSON

Starts February 19

Saturdays, 10:30a-12:30p

Dive into acting fundamentals and scene work!

This class is full.

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GRADES 3-5 STAGE AND SCREEN COMBO: IN PERSON

Starts February 19

Saturdays, 10:00a-12:00p

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

GRADES 9-12- ACTING FOR TEENS: IN PERSON

Starts February 19

Saturdays, 10:00a-12:00p

Learn to tackle any script! Begins Sept. 25

GRADES 6-8 ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE: IN PERSON

Starts February 20

Sundays, 10:00a-12:00p

Practice auditioning like a pro!

GRADES 9-12- ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE: IN PERSON

Starts February 20

Sundays, 10:00a-12:00p

Translate your acting skills for the camera! Begins Sep 26

ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON

Starts February 21

Mondays, 6:00p-9:30p

Get comfortable in front of the lens!

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

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MONOLOGUE: ONLINE

Starts February 21

Mondays, 12:00p-3:30p

Find and perfect your signature piece! 8 Weeks. Returns Fall 2021.

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY WITH JEFFREY CARLSON: IN PERSON

Starts February 21

Mondays, 6:00p-10:00p

Begins Feb. 21

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts February 22

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.

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BEGINNING VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts February 22

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

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

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts February 22

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: ONLINE

Starts February 22

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

ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON

Starts February 22

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Expand your on-camera skill-set!

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

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ADVANCED ON CAMERA: IN PERSON

Starts February 22

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Ace your on-camera auditions!

This class is full.

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LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: ONLINE

Starts February 22

Tuesdays, 6:30p-9:30p

The ultimate online guide to "The Guideposts".

BEGINNING VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts February 23

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

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

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts February 23

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.

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LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts February 23

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

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts February 23

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

ON CAMERA 2: IN PERSON

Starts February 24

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 February 24

Thursdays, 1:00p-4:30p

Ace your on-camera auditions!

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

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ON CAMERA 1: IN PERSON

Starts February 24

Thursdays, 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

VOICEOVER FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR: COMBO

Starts February 24

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:00p

2 Weeks in Studio - 4 Weeks Online!

K5-2nd Grade Act & Audition: In Person

Starts February 26

Saturdays, 1:00p-3:00p

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

BEGINNING VOICEOVER: ONLINE

Starts February 26

Saturdays, 12:00p-3:00p

Learn what it's like behind the mic!

LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts February 26

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 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF: IN PERSON

Starts February 26

Saturdays, 2:00p-5:00p

The perfect place to start your training.

LEVEL 2 SHURTLEFF TO SCENE: IN PERSON

Starts February 26

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

ON CAMERA INTRO: IN PERSON

Starts February 27

Sundays, 1:00p-4:00p

Start here!

MASTERS SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON

Starts February 28

Mondays, 6:00p-9:00p

Learn from Chicago's hottest directors!

INTERMEDIATE VOICEOVER ONLINE

Starts March 1

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Expand your voiceover skills!

This class has a pre-requisite.

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LEVEL 4 REHEARSAL TO PERFORMANCE: IN PERSON

Starts March 3

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.

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SCENE STUDY- THE FAST AND FURIOUS EDITION: IN PERSON

Starts March 7

Mondays, 6:00p-9:30p

Gain script analysis skills while working your acting muscles!

CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUE: IN PERSON

Starts March 9

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Blow those casting directors away! 6 Weeks.

DIALECTS: ONLINE

Starts March 9

Wednesdays, 2:00p-5:00p

Round out your actor toolbox with a range of dialects!

INTERMEDIATE VOICEOVER: COMBO

Starts March 9

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

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

This class has a pre-requisite.

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GRADES 7-10 ACTING: ONLINE

Starts March 13

Sundays, 10:30a-12:30p

Dive into acting fundamentals and scene work via Zoom!

MONOLOGUE FOR AGES 12 & UP: IN PERSON

Starts March 19

Saturdays, 1:00p-3:00p

Get ready to nail those theatre and college auditions!

GRADES 6-8- ACTING: IN PERSON

Starts March 19

Saturdays, 10:00a-12:00p

Dive into acting fundamentals and scene work!

ON CAMERA WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: IN PERSON with SIOBHAN REDDY-BEST

Starts March 20

Sunday, March 20th & 27th from 12:30p-3:30p

Up Your On Camera Audition Game! Sunday, March 20th & 27th

AUDITIONING FOR SMALL ROLES: IN PERSON

Starts April 4

Mondays, 12:00p-3:00p

Nail those Film and TV auditions!

BEGINNING MONOLOGUE: ONLINE

Starts April 13

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.

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STAGE COMBAT FOR AGES 12 AND UP

Starts April 23

Saturdays, 12:30p-2:30p

Take your fight to the stage with Christina Gorman!

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY WITH KURT NAEBIG: IN PERSON

Starts April 25

Mondays, 6:00p-10:00p

An in-depth acting workout!

MONOLOGUE: IN PERSON

Starts April 25

Mondays, 12:00p-4:00p

Knock your auditions out of the park!

THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP WITH ADAM BELCUORE

Starts May 8

2 Sundays, 10:00a-4:00p

Hone your audition process!

GRADES 4-7: SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS

Starts June 20

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. Returns July 2021

SUMMER SCENE STUDY INTENSIVE FOR GRADES 7-10: ONLINE

Starts June 22

Wednesdays, 10:30a-12:30p

Fast and Furious Scene Study for Teens, Online! Begins June 22nd.

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

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.

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.

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

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.