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Word-of-Mouth is our best advertisement. Check out what our students have to say about ASC! 

"Sarafina (Sarafina Vecchio- Instructor, Level 1) is an amazing teacher and I’m loving every moment of these classes!"

— Jeannie Oakes

"Janelle Snow (On Camera 3) is the bomb-diggity! I learned soooo many things; but, the ones that stand out the most for me are: 1- When you are called/contacted for an audition, know that you are walking into the room already loved. 2- So, show up ready to enjoy the play-date. 3- It really doesn't matter if you book the job at that very moment, or perhaps later; it matters that you have FUN doing what you love. 4- If the agent and/or reader acts disinterested in your performance then compel them to hear you....bring life and energy into that room. 5- The audition is like a party; you show up bearing gifts (talent) and ready to play. Don't be discouraged if they didn't need/appreciate that particular gift at that particular time. There will be other parties and you will eventually be the favored gift- just keep showing up! WARNING: Janelle's enthusiasm is CONTAGIOUS!!!"

— JJ Halloway

"In On Camera 1 with Doug McDade, I learned the power of stillness and emoting through the eyes. This is an essential class for anyone that aspires to work in tv/film!"

— JJ Halloway

(Summer Audition Clinic) "This week has been a wonderful experience. This week has helped make my acting more truthful, especially with having a moment before. Also, I've never had on camera experience prior to this week, and it was extremely fun. Overall, I loved this experience and I am so grateful. Thank you!"

— Jocelyn Neidballa

"I've never taken a workshop like this, (Summer Audition Clinic) so for me I learned a lot. I will be coming back because I learned so much. I learned about discoveries in scenes, and how important it is to have a before and after moment. I had never worked on camera before, so I am really glad I was able to experience this and know how to hit my mark and slate." 

— Noah Katalinic

"Doug, (Doug McDade, Camera Instructor, Summer Audition Clinic) thank you so much for teaching me about the amazing tactics of working on scenes. I have done a lot of theater and never knew what it was like to work on camera. I have had a wonderful time with all scenes, and that one Kidzbop commercial which made me laugh the hardest I've ever laughed. Thank you."

— Maeve Doody

"I've learned a whole lot this week. Rachael, (Rachael Patterson, Studio Director) you taught me the business and how to be poised and presentable, which I now know is very important. Adrianne, (Adrianne Cury, Monologue Instructor, Summer Audition Clinic) you taught me how to incorporate more than what I thought I had to do. My piece would not be what it is without your input. Thank you for helping me understand the importance of a scene partner. Doug, (Doug McDade, Camera Instructor, Summer Audition Clinic) you have taught me how to be camera smart. Thank you for showing me how to act on camera, which I now know is different than acting on stage. Christina, (Christina Gorman, Cold Reading Instructor, Summer Audition Clinic) Thank you for teaching me how to read something for the same time with as much meaning as if I had the material for months. Acting Studio has given me much more than what I knew I could do. An actor can't be what they are without outstanding teachers behind them."

— Emily Marcheschi

"I had so much fun this week. I can definitely leave saying I improved as an actor. I use to just memorize monologues, but now I am incorporating humor, discoveries, and actions. I learned more on-camera technique from Doug (Doug McDade, Camera Instructor, Summer Audition Clinic). I would love to come back next year, and I plan on taking more classes at the Acting Studio of Chicago. In one week I had a huge improvement, imagine what more training would do." 

— Demi Hagan

"This week has been one of the best weeks of my life. I have learned so much from all of the teachers at the Acting Studio, and I am so thankful for this experience. I would love to do the two-week summer intensive next year. I'm so excited to use what I have learned here in my school's drama department and for my future auditions." (Summer Audition Clinic)


— Christian Zamudio

"I would highly recommend this class to everyone! Henry (Henry Wishcamper, Instructor- Master Scene Study with Henry Wishcamper) breaks down scenes and the audition process in a fun, down to earth, and direct fashion. Everyone in my class had a wonderful time and Henry picks great, new (some not even yet produced) material. The 6 weeks flew by!"

— Henry Wishcamper Scene Study Student

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ASC faculty member Sarafina Vecchio booked a voice over for a 10 episode narrative podcast.