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FAQs

We get asked many questions here at ASC, some about the biz, some about our classes, some about, well… life! Here are some of our most frequently asked!

Which class should I take?

It all depends on your background and what you’re looking to get out of class.  We offer a wide variety of classes with varying focuses and each of our teachers brings a different skill set.  If you are just starting your acting adventure, please take a look at our Core Program. If you’re a working actor and are interested in one of our more advanced classes, we ask that you submit yourself via your student account (along with your headshot and resume) for the class you are interested in. We may also recommend that you come in for a cold reading audition.  Just give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your different options or schedule an audition with you.

How many students are in each class?

Here at ASC, we pride ourselves on challenging our students and offering lots of individual attention. Therefore, class size is limited to twelve, and on rare occasions, can reach fourteen, but never more.

I just want to take class for fun. Are your classes for me?

Yes! Students come to us for a whole host of reasons ranging from looking for a fun creative outlet to wanting to audition and book work. All we ask is that each student be present, open, and ready to do their best work in class. What you do with it after class is up to you!

Who will my teachers be?

The ASC faculty consists of top Chicago actors, directors and industry pros. Read more about them here.

Will I get an agent as part of taking class?

No, we are an acting training facility first and foremost. While we are happy to steer you in the right direction, we are not involved with obtaining representation for our students. However, as it is a highly competitive industry, having quality training under your belt and on your resume will only help you when you’re finally ready to take that step.

How can I pay for my class?

Check out our payment options.

Do you offer a work/study program?

We do offer a work/study program for students with whom we have a solid relationship.  If you are a current student and are interested in learning more, please call the office or stop by to discuss!

Where should my scene partner and I rehearse?

Many of our classes do require outside rehearsal. But one of the perks of studying at ASC is that you are able to use our studio spaces for rehearsal during our regular business hours as long as there’s availability- free of charge!

Where are you located?

Find details on our location and getting to us here. 

How do I register for class?

Once you’ve applied for and been approved for an appropriate class, you can register with us in person, over the phone, or in your student account on our website. Give us a call at 312-527-4566 for more information.

What if I have to miss a class?

Check out the details of our attendance policy.

Do you recommend any agents or headshot photographers?

Acting Studio Chicago does not recommend any one headshot photographer or agency, but we have an up-to-date list of reputable folks here.

Do you rent your space?

Yes! 

Do you hold auditions?

We are a training facility first and foremost.  It would be a conflict of interest for us to offer auditions. Occasionally a theatre group or production company will rent our space and auditions will be held in our studios, but they are not affiliated with us and we do not hold casting calls.

Do you offer private coaching?

Yes! While absolutely nothing beats taking a class (acting is a team sport and you learn so much from being in relationship with your classmates), when those intense auditions arise, you may find yourself needing a great coach.  Many of our teachers do private coaching and are happy to get you ready to nab that callback! Find out more about which of our instructors offer coachings here.

Can you make me a movie star?

Nope.

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ASC alums Matthew Fahey and Matthew Gall are performing in Oak Park Festival Theatre's Macbeth, directed by faculty member Barbara Zahora.