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This exciting one-week intensive is designed for teen actors who wish to train in a professional environment.

Using improv and theatre exercises we introduce the fundamentals of relationship, action and personalization. Using the language of Shurtleff's Guideposts, we explore scene study. Students also have classes in On Camera, Stage Combat and Improvisation.

Our teen students have the opportunity to work with members of our dynamic professional faculty; working Chicago actors and directors.  Toward the end of the students will take a field trip to The Goodman Theatre for a tour and a discussion about auditioning, casting and professional acting work for the teen actor. 

Classes include:

  • Acting Technique
  • Scene Study
  • On-Camera Technique
  • Stage Combat
  • Improv
  • A Backstage Fieldtrip to the Goodman Theatre
  •  Q&A with the Casting Director of the Goodman

This program is ideal for teens who have some experience under their belts, and are ready to train in a professional environment. No audition is necessary for this program.

Tuition: $600

5 Days

Upcoming Classes

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

Starts July 8

Christina Gorman

Actress and fight choreographer, Christina brings energy, creativity, and industry knowledge to her classes!

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Doug McDade

Doug brings years of award winning theatre and on-camera experience to his work as a teacher and coach.

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Norm Boucher

Norm brings a wide variety of stage, television, commercial, and VO experience to his energetic classes!

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Christy Arington

Christy has been an actor, director and teaching artist for over 25 years bringing a bevy of experience and passion to her teaching.

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ASC alum Matt Miles has performed in over 120 Performances as Brian in Mercury Theater Chicago's Avenue Q which opened last June and will be running through Dec 30, 2018.