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Check out what our awesome students, faculty, and staff are up to!

Zach DeNardi

ASC alum Zach DeNardi is performing in Griffin Theatre's Letters Home.

Christina Gorman

ASC faculty member Christina Gorman did the Intimacy design for A Red Orchid Theatre's 33 to Nothing.

ASC alum Loredan Krug booked an industrial for Open Table.

ASC alum David Towne finished playing Campbell/Arscott in Three Crows Theatre's production of Our Country's Good at Piven Theatre. 

ASC alum Loredan Krug booked a leading role in an indie film Golden Slumber.

ASC alum Loredan Krug booked a commercial for The Onion for the first time. 

ASC alum Richard Esteras was cast as a series regular in the upcoming CW pilot Skinny Dip.

ASC alum Toma Smith will be performing in a movement role in The Little Match Girl Passion directed by ASC Master Scene Study Guest Director Dado with Facility Theatre.

ASC alums Vahishta Vafadari, Zach Livingston, Kristin Hammargren, and ASC faculty member Christina Gorman performed in Boho Theatre's Cyrano.

ASC alum Ed Jarot is performing in the World Premiere of Madelyn Sergel's Taking Turns.

 ASC faculty member Doug McDade is directing the upcoming world premiere of Madelyn Sergel's Taking Turns at Three Brothers Theatre.

ASC faculty member Jennie Moreau booked a guest star role in Chicago Med.

ASC alum Richard Esteras will be appearing in Death Wish (starring Bruce Willis and directed by Eli Roth).

ACS Alum Darryn Glass is performing in Joan, an original musical about Joan of Ark at Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Theater

ASC faculty member Doug McDade performed in Blind Date for the Goodman.

On Camera alum Cory Lipman booked a major role in an upcoming film alongside Josh Hartnett.

ASC alum Jeannie Oakes is performing in Cabaret at the Beverly Theatre Guild!

ASC faculty member Barbara Zahora was cast in Oak Park Festival Theatre's production of You Can't Take It With You, opening June 2018.

Pilot Prep alum Sarah Lo recently booked an episode of Empire.

ASC faculty member Linda Gillum just finished playing Mrs. Antrobus in The Skin of our Teeth with Remy Bumppo Theatre where she is a Core Ensemble Member.

ASC alum Toma Smith is having her theatrical debut by being a background artist in A Red Orchid Theatre's Traitor, as part of the town council meeting scene.

ASC faculty members Kirsten Fitzgerald and Dado performed in and faculty member Christina Gorman fight directed the Brett Neveu world premiere of Traitor for A Red Orchid Theatre.

ASC alum Sara Anne Tomczak booked commercials for Modernistic.

ASC alum Loredan Krug is currently filming the indie film The Devil You Don't Know.

Jerod Haynes

ASC alum Jerod Haynes stars in Blueprint, a film that was nominated for the Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival 2017 and was also at the Chicago Film Festival 2017. Check it out when released to VOD on February 6th!

ASC alum Trevor Vanderzee booked a role in Theo Ubique's upcoming production of Sweeney Todd.

ASC alum Mallory Maedke booked Porchlight Music Theatre's upcoming Memphis the Musical.

Rachel Sullivan

ASC Alum Rachel Sullivan booked a TV commercial for Roto-Rooter!

Natasha Forouzannia

ASC On Camera 4 and Monologue Alum Natasha Forouzannia booked an episode of Empire working alongside Forrest Whitaker!

Brittany Burch

ASC Alum Brittany Burch performed in Steppenwolf's The Minutes written by Tracy Letts!

Thomas Krettler

ASC Alum Thomas Krettler got cast as SANTA in the live performance of The Polar Express Railroad train ride which runs on Amtrak out of Union Station!

ASC alum JP Thomas booked a Hungry Howie's commercial and shot it this Fall in Detroit. 

ASC alum Laura Parry performed as mom-roomie Marjorie in Roomies, by Dane A. Campbell at Stage773.

ASC alum Maria Velazquez performed in NEIU Winter production of No Child  at Stage Center Theater

ASC faculty member Christina Gorman fight choreographed Steppenwolf's production of BLKS.

ASC faculty member Allison Latta booked an episode of Chicago Fire.

ASC alum Loredan Krug shot a commercial for Rush Hospital.

ASC On Camera alum JJ Halloway shot her first commercial! It was a medical malpractice spot for a local Chicago law firm.

ASC alum Angela Rak, shot the independent film Once Upon a River.

ASC faculty member Coburn Goss, recently wrapped Widows, directed by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen.

ASC alum Richard Esteras booked a commercial for Hunt's.

ASC On Camera 3 alum, Matthew Collins booked an episode of Chicago Fire.

Faculty member Shade Murray, directed Evening at the Talk House featuring faculty member Kirsten Fitzgerald, at A Red Orchid Theatre.

ASC alum Nate Santana performed in Northlight Theatre's production of The Legend of Georgia McBride.

ASC Faculty Member Sarafina Vecchio and ASC alum Matthew Fahey are performing in Oak Park Festival Theatre's Love Letters.

On Friday, October 20th at 8p, ASC alums Max Thomas, Terrence Carey, Asia Martin, as members of the Chicago improv group, Preach, will perform at the Second City L.A.'s Diversity in Comedy Festival.

ASC alum Max Thomas performed in the hilarious sketch comedy revue inspired by the current sociopolitical environment, The Revolution will Not be Improvised at Hyde Park's Revival Comedy Theater.

ASC alum Nicole Cready will be playing Dead Mum in Billy Elliot at Porchlight Theatre, and just filmed an episode of Chicago Fire

ASC alum Darryn Glass understudied for Shattered Globe Theater's production of The Heavens are Hung in Black at Theater Wit

Laurie Carter Rose

ASC Master Scene Study and Monologue Alumni Laurie Carter Rose was cast as Irene Livingston, the temperamental leading lady in the Moss Hart comedic romp, Light Up the Sky at Citadel Theatre!

ASC alums Lane Anthony Flores, Eric Lindahl, Armando Reyes, and Autumn Teague performed in Pride Films and Plays' production of Perfect Arrangement.

ASC alums Jennifer Cheung, Tim Kough, Kelsey Colleen Melvin, Andrew Schad, Brad Woodard and ASC Kids/Teens alums Leo Sharkey, and Gus Zaruba performed in The Heavens are Hung in Black with Shattered Globe Theatre.

ASC alums Hayley Burgess, Angela Morris, and Becca Savoy performed in Rebecca Gilman's upcoming play Twilight Bowl for Goodman's New Stages Series.

ASC alum Joshua Seeger is currently performing in TheatreHeist and Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's production of Ionesco's Rhinoceros as the Musician and the Old Gentleman.

ASC alum JJ Halloway booked an industrial and signed with Lily's Talent Agency.

ASC faculty member Kurt Naebig recently shot a guest starring spot on Chicago Fire.

Beginning Voiceover and Intermediate Voiceover alumni Carly Jo Geer wrote and stars in her one woman show, I Come From Hoarders, playing at Stage 773!

Adrian Weaver

Level 2 and Level 3 alumni, Adrian Weaver stars as Coalhouse in upstate New York RSMT's production of Ragtime.

On Camera 2 alum, Vickey Ippolito booked a Steinhafels commercial.

ASC On Camera alum Matthew Garry booked a lead role in the feature film Teacher, also starring David Dastmalchian and Kevin Pollack.

Sylvie Sadarnac

ASC Camera Alumni Sylvie Sadarnac will be reprising her role as Detective Lucie in Amazon's Patriot in Season 2, airing this Fall!

Elohim Peña

ASC Camera and Monologue Alumni Elohim Peña booked a commercial! 

Peter Herold

ASC Camera Alumni Peter Herold won Best Director at Detroit's 49 Hour Film Project with his film Midnight Light! The film also received awards for Best Acting, Best in Genre Film, and Audience Award Best Film!

ASC alum Will Kazda is performing in Metropolis Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher.

ASC alums Courtney Abbott, Luke Daigle, Evan Michalic, Sierra Schnack, and Vahishta Vafadari performed in First Folio's As You Like It, directed by ASC alum Skyler Schrempp

ASC alums Jennifer Cheung, Evan Linder, and David Weiss performed in Broken Nose Theatre's summer remount of their hit show At the Table.

ASC faculty alum Gail Rastorfer and ASC alum Nate Santana performed in Short Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet in Chicago's park districts this past summer.

Faculty member Kurt Naebig is directed The 39 Steps at Buffalo Theatre Ensemble with ASC faculty alum Rebecca Cox and ASC alum Matthew Singleton

ASC faculty member, Kurt Naebig recently shot an episode of Empire.

ASC faculty member, Christina Gorman fight choreographed Steep Theatre's Lela & Co.

ASC alum Joshua Seeger is in rehearsals for Theatre Heist/Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's upcoming production of Ionesco's "Rhinoceros," playing the Old Gentleman.

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

ASC Cinema Lab alum Bryan Bosque performed in Her Majesty's Will with Lifeline Theatre.

ASC Monologue and Master Scene Study Alum Laurie Carter Rose performed in It Shoulda Been You at Farmers Alley Theatre.

ASC alums Jennifer Betancourt, Susan Wingerter, and Megan Schemmel are performing in Factory Theater's Fight City directed by ASC alum Jill Oliver.

ASC On Camera alum Paloma Nozicka performed in the Chicago premiere of Native Gardens, directed by Master Scene Study guest director Marti Lyons.

ASC Cinema Lab alum Jonathan Schwart is performing in Ragtime with Griffin Theatre.

ASC alum Frank Menolascino played Spike in Steel Beam Theatre's production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

ASC alums Josh Seeger and DJ Rhoton playied Anthony Kirby and Tony Kirby respectively in Galaxy Theater Company's production of You Can't Take it With You.

ASC alum Chris Daley performed in American Hero with First Floor Theatre.

ASC On camera alums Rachel Sullivan and Japhet Balaban performed in Jackalope's Midwest premiere of Ideation.

Camera 3 alum Erynn Mackenzie booked an episode of Empire.

Master Scene Study with Shade Murray alum Dillon Kelleher performed in the world premiere of Dance for Beginners with Piven Theatre.

ASC alums Sofia Tew, Nate Santana, and Johnathan Nieves performied in The River Bride, directed by ASC alum Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary.

ASC alum Lane Anthony Flores, Rasika Ranganathan, and ASC faculty member Linda Gillum performed in the U.S. premiere of Great Expectations with Silk Road Rising & Remy Bumppo Theatre.

ASC alum Stella Martin performed in The Night Season with Strawdog Theatre.

ASC faculty member Sarafina Vecchio appeared in the episode AQD on Chicago Justice.

ASC alums Jasmine Grant, Chronicle Ganawah, and ASC faculty alum Chris Agos all appear in the episode Fagin on Chicago PD.

ASC alum Rebecca Cox performed in Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's Improbable Fiction. You can also catch her in the 4th episode of VC: The Web Series directed by faculty member Kurt Naebig.

ASC alum Sigrid Sutter and ASC faculty member Christina Gorman performed in 3C with A Red Orchid Theatre, directed by Master Scene Study instructor Shade Murray.

ASC faculty member Ann Filmer Co-directed Into the Beautiful North at 16th Street Theatre.

ASC alums Fred Geyer, Alana Grossman, and Ryan McBride are performing in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Shakespeare in Love.

Master Scene Study student, Bobby Bowman is understudying Shakespeare in Love at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre!

ASC alum Wendye Clarendon booked an episode of Chicago Fire.

Camera 3 alum Terrence Carey booked an episode of Chicago Med.

Master Scene Study student alum Hayley Burgess is performing in The Mystery of Love & Sex at Writer's Theatre, directed by Master Scene Study guest director, Marti Lyons.

ASC alum Josh Hambrock booked an episode of Chicago PD.

ASC alum Amy Johnson performed in Falling with Interrobang Theatre.

ASC student Dustin Rothbart will be playing William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this June/July at Madkap Productions.

ASC students Sam Guinan-Nyhart, David Lawrence Hamilton, Kayla Holder, Jeremy Pfaff, Bradford Stevens, and Isabel Thompson performed in Truth and Reconciliation at Sideshow Theatre, directed by Master Scene Study guest director Jonathan L Green.

ASC student Darryn Glass understudied for Shattered Globe Theatre's For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday by renowned American playwright, Sarah Ruhl. He is also shot a short film called Mercy, along with appearances in Path of Egress and solved: A Game of Truth. 

ASC admin extraordinaire, Christy Arington, will be directing Merchant of Venice and acting in Coriolanus for Lakeside Shakespeare this summer.

ASC faculty member Doug McDade performed in Shattered Globe Theatre's For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday.

ASC faculty member Kurt Naebig recently directed 9 episodes for the second season of VC - The Webseries.

On Camera student Chris Routhe booked an episode of Chicago Fire.

ASC faculty member Ann Filmer directed the hit Blizzard '67 for 16th Street Theater.

ASC student Abby Murray Vachon performed in Sweeney Todd at Paramount Theatre. 

Sam Horowitz, Camera 2 student, booked a role on Empire!

On Camera student Sylvie Sadarnac booked a recurring role on the Amazon series The Patriot.

ASC faculty member, Jack Bronis directed Flanigan's Wake at Chicago Theatre Works.

Christina Gorman

ASC faculty member Christina Gorman was the fight choreographer for A Red Orchid Theatre's The Nether.

ASC students Tosha Fowler and Casey Morris performed in Stage Left/Cor Theatre's production of What of the Night (hailed by Chris Jones as one of the 4 shows to watch right now).

Linda Gillum

ASC faculty member Linda Gillum directed Her America for The Greenhouse Theatre's Solo Celebration.

ASC faculty member Christina Gorman and ASC Master Scene Study students Tracey Green and Angie Shriner performed in The Tall Girls with Shattered Globe Theatre.

ASC students Paul Fagen and Lane Anthony Flores performed in About Face's production of The Temperamentals (hailed by Chris Jones as one of the 4 shows to watch right now).

Gail Rastorfer performed in Women in Jeopardy at Merrimack Repertory Theatre directed by Sean Daniels.

ASC students Londen Shannon and Skyler Schrempp performed in Griffin Theatre's Winterset, directed by 2017 Master Scene Study guest director, Jonathan Berry.

ASC student, Sam Poretta booked another episode of Chicago Fire.

ASC student Andy Blaustein performed in Dog Sees God with Ecelectic Theatre at the Athenaeum.

ASC students Fiona Garretson, Samuel Wyatt Haines, Asia Martin , and Max Stewart were in Jettison at Gorilla Tango.

ASC student Nate Santana booked an episode of the Exorcist, and catch him in TimeLine Theatre's The Last Wife.

ASC student Reggie Luis Ruivivar booked an episode of Chicago Med.

ASC Students David Lawrence Hamilton, Toya Turner and ASC faculty member Christina Gorman performed in The Bottle Tree with Stage Left Theatre.

ASC students Priya Mohanty and Andrew Saenz performed in the North American premiere of Multitudes with Rasaka Theatre at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre

ASC Students Richard Engling and Mutar Thomas performed in Polarity Ensemble Theatre's Leavings at the Greenhouse Theatre.

Darryn Glass is cast in a new Amazon Prime Series "The Natural" coming this fall. 

ASC students Johnathan Nieves and Angela Alise were in How We Got On from Haven Theatre.

ASC student Jay Worthington was in the world premiere of A Life Extra Ordinary for The Gift Theatre.

ASC student Laura Berner Taylor was in Still with Interrobang Theatre.

ASC faulty member Dado directed The Room for A Red Orchid Theatre.

ASC students McKenzie Chinn, Erika Napoletano, Paloma Nozicka, and Joel Reitsma were in Bobbie Clearly with Steep Theatre.

ASC student Nate Santana was in The Last Wife directed by Master Scene Study guest director, Nick Bowling.

ASC faculty member, Christina Gorman fight consulted for Steppenwolf Theatre Co's Visiting Edna.

ASC faculty member, Janelle Snow was in the hit show, Hand to God with Victory Gardens Theatre.

ASC student, Rainee Denham was in Chimera Ensemble's inaugural production of Sister Cities at the Den.

ASC student, Angela Alise assistant directed BoHo Theatre's Next to Normal.

ASC staff member, Rebecca Cox stared in and faculty member, Kurt Naebig directed Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's 30th season opener Don't Dress for Dinner.

ASC student, Lisa McConnell was in Agnes of God for The Aleatoric Theatre Company.

ASC Cinema Lab student, Dana Tretta and ASC faculty member, Jennifer Glasse were in the staged reading of In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play for the Chicago Inclusion Project at TimeLine Theatre.

ASC Voiceover instructor, Norm Boucher booked a Chicago PD episode.

ASC student Darryn Glasse appeared in EINSTEIN'S GIFT, a Genesis Theatrical Production.

ASC students, Maggie Cain, Dennis Frymire, and Maggie Scrantom were in Troll for the inagural production for Fraud & Phony Theatre.

ASC student, Ray Andrecheck and Voiceover faculty member Norm Boucher were in The Odd Couple at Theatre at the Center.

Camera 3 alum Brian Grey and Master Scene Study alum Tania Richard were in This at the Windycity Playhouse

Camera 3 alum, Vahishta Vafadari was in Prop Theatre's Bars and Measures.

On Camera 3 student Sara Copeland and ASC student alum Jim Heatherly were in The Good Doctor with Organic Theatre..


Advanced Scene Study alum, Addison Heimann and Monologue alum Jennifer Vance were in episode 2 of ABC 20/20's IN AN INSTANT.

On Camera and Master Scene study alum Amy Rapp was in episode 5 of ABC 20/20's IN AN INSTANT

Rainbow Dickerson

On Camera 3 alum, Rainbow Dickerson booked a role on CHICAGO FIRE.

ASC Student Kathy Berghoff was an ensemble member in Women Mobilized for Change,  was an ensemble member in Social Insecurity, a Second City Coached Ensemble, and was in the film Organization or Sitting. 

Jesse James Austin

Camera 2 alum, Jesse-James Austin booked a role in EMPIRE.

On Camera students, Rachel Sullivan booked a Guest Star role and Steve Bayorgeon booked a role on CHICAGO FIRE.

ASC On Camera students Jay Worthington, Casey Morris, Charlie Strater, Emily Marso, and Master Scene Study with Shade Murray student, Tim Martin were in The Grapes of Wrath with The Gift Theatre.

ASC students Abigail Boucher, Patrick Gannon, and Josh Odor were in The Distance with Haven Theatre.

Angela Alise

ASC student, Angela Alise was is in The House that Will Not Stand, at Victory Gardens.

Paige Collins

Cinema Lab student, Paige Collins was in The Last Defender with House Theatre.

ASC students Matthew Gall, Jesse Dornan, Jonathan Nieves and ASC faculty member Sarafina Vecchio in Oak Park Festival Theatre's Taming of the Shrew, directed by ASC faculty member Adrianne Cury.

Bernadette Schwegel

ASC Youth Acting student, Bernadette Santos Schwegel, in Steep Theatre's Wastwater, fight choreographed by ASC faculty member Christina Gorman.

Scot West

Auditioning for Theatre with Adam Belcuore student, Scot West was in The Seagull with The Artistic Home.

ASC Students Henry Bolzon, Gabe Fries, Mark Huddle and Studio Director Rachael Patterson's UIC student, David Dowd were in King Lear with Eleusis Collective, directed by ASC student Claire Redfield.

McKenzie Chinn

On Camera 3 student, McKenzie Chinn was in Sender at A Red Orchid Theatre, directed by ASC scene study instructor Shade Murray.

Paul Fagen

Advanced Scene Study student, Paul Fagen was in Once in a Lifetime with Strawdog Theatre.

Eleni Pappageorge

ASC Instructor, Coburn Goss and ASC Student, Eleni Pappageorge were in Chimerica at Timeline. Directed by Master Scene Study guest director, Nick Bowling. 

Coburn Goss

ASC Instructor, Coburn Goss and ASC Student, Eleni Pappageorge were in Chimerica at Timeline. Directed by Master Scene Study guest director, Nick Bowling. 

Jodi Kingsley

Master Scene Study Students, Tyler Meredith and Jodi Kingsley were in Spinning at Irish Theatre Chicago, directed by Master Scene Study guest director Joanie Schultz. 

Tyler Meredith

Master Scene Study Students, Tyler Meredith and Jodi Kingsley were in Spinning at Irish Theatre Chicago, directed by Master Scene Study guest director Joanie Schultz. 

Christina Gorman

Christina Gorman, actor, stage combatant, instructor and office guru was in In the Heat of the Night at Shattered Globe Theatre. Not only was she acting in this production, but she also choreographed the fighting.

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Zach DeNardi

ASC alum Zach DeNardi is performing in Griffin Theatre's Letters Home.