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Welcome to the Chicago Actors Studio




The Chicago Actors Studio is a well-established and recommended, reputable acting training institution with roots going as far back as 1946 when famous acting training coach and performing arts icon, Ted Liss, decided to share his masterful skills of turning ordinary everyday individuals into top known professional actors of stage, screen and television. We offer audition workshops, monologue and cold reading, accent reduction classes in our cosy studio.

Many such students that have emerged to stardom were: Tom Bosley, from the TV series “Happy Days” and “Father Downing Mysteries”, Oscar winner, Geraldine Page, for the film, “The Trip to Bountiful” etc, Billy Campbell, TV series, “Crime Stories”, starring in the Disney film, “The Rocketeer” etc., Robert Urich, starring in the TV series “Spencer For Hire” & TV series “The Lazarus Man”, Academy Award nominee, Virginia Madsen and many many more.  Following his death in 1992, former student of Ted Liss, Edward Dennis Fogell, now with countless credits of his own, picked up the staff and carried Ted’s teachings and legacy forward with The Chicago Actors Studio, cultivating many more, fine professionals of the arts.




AAAC

Learn all about our main acting program, designed for everyone, from beginners to advanced professionals.  These classes feature individual attention and training that's tailor made to fit YOUR needs as a performer. 





Featured Class


Audition
Auditioning On-Camera for TV & Film

Class begins September 20th

You've studied acting for years, but just can't seem to break through the
 audition barrier.  Why?  Simple.  Auditioning is an art unto itself.  This course shares the secret of winning auditions for the camera.



LNC

Episode 4 is live!
Featuring Christian Hansen & Phil Circle

The Chicago Actor's Studio's newest production, "Late Night Chicago," is a talk show focusing on the performing arts in the Chicagoland area, featuring:


-Advice for new actors trying to jumpstart their career

-News about upcoming shows, movies and auditions

-A performance showcase for CAS students

-Interviews with local performers, directors, producers, writers, talent agents and more!

Click here to watch the show!




Latest events and classes


Free

Free Introductory Workshop
Friday, August 17th



kids and teens
New Sessions beginning
September 15th
Now open to kids as young as 4!




On-Camera

The Actor & The Camera
An Introduction To On-Camera Technique

Class begins September 20th



Mingle

Free networking event: Actor's Mingle
Sunday, August 5th

Patreon
Looking for a way to support the performing arts?  Check out our new Patreon page.  Starting at just a dollar per month, you can get fantastic rewards like early access to new episodes of "Late Night Chicago," Personal coaching sessions, discounts on classes, and more!  Not only that, but your support helps us to keep providing the best theater & film training so that our students can follow their dreams!

Click here to see how you can help the performing arts flourish in Chicago.





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