|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.
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.
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.
Directing - Part 1 & 2
Begins January 20th
Learn the craft of directing actors, all the way from fundamentals to directing your own production!
Episode 6 is live!
Featuring an inside look at "The Saturday Night Live Experience!"
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:
new actors trying to jumpstart their career
upcoming shows, movies and auditions
showcase for CAS students
local performers, directors, producers, writers, talent agents and more!
Click here to watch the show!
events and classes
Free Cold Reading Workshop
Thursday, December 6th
Digital Filmmaking for Teens
Class begins January 13th
Acting Classes for Kids and Teens
New Sessions Begins January 19th
Monologues and Cold Reading for Auditions
8-week class begins January 10th!
Free networking event:
Sunday, December 2nd
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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Actors Studio • 2040 N Elston ave Chicago, IL 60614 • (773)645-0222 •