|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 cozy 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.
We all know that so many hardships are now being felt nationwide here
in America. It's for that reason, here at the Chicago Actors
Studio, in a effort to show our support, ever since the onset of the
Corona lockdown, we had been offering our on-line training workshop
completely free of charge to our students.
To further our efforts to this end, our Artistic Director, Edward
Dennis Fogell, being a US army veteran, is pleased to announce, he will
be extending offering classes to all wounded veterans and all immediate
family members of soldiers that have been killed-in-action defending
our great country, completely free of charge. For all of our brave men and women that have served, we will also institute a military discount of fifty percent off classes for all veterans and first responders. AND 75 percent off for training here to any veteran that has served overseas in the past eighteen months prior to registration.
It is one small step we can take to show our deep gratitude to these
great heroes that risked their lives for our freedom. It is important
to note that studying the craft of acting is not just beneficial for
those with a desire to enter a profession in the performing arts, but
it also involves cultivating tools useful in other industries and
professions, which includes honing creative and communication skills,
not to mention having therapeutic value for certain disorders to
Our hope is to contribute in some small way by giving these courageous
patriots, support that they need and deserve, welcoming them back with
gracious open arms, showing our appreciation for their service and that
they are not alone in all this chaos as well. We are here for them at
The Chicago Actors Studio.
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.
Click here to learn more!
New Class day added - Saturdays at 4:30pm!
In-person classes are now open again!
are here for the holidays! Get the perfect presernt for the actor
in your life: a certificate for classes, private lessons, audition
taping, or career counseling, from the Chicago Actors Studio!
Click here to place your order!
to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Actors Studio was forced
to temporarily close its doors, postponing all classes, workshops,
performances and special events.
are proud to say that we were finally be able to reopen for
classes as of July 27th. However, there's still a long road
ahead. Even with our classes open again, we need to keep the
number of students limited, in order to ensure their health and safety
during this pandemic.
Until we are able to fully reopen all our classes and our theater, we
will continue to run a Gofundme campaign so that we are able to support
our amazing and dedicated teachers. If you'd like to show your
support, just click the link below!
Click here to learn more!
Click here to learn more about our online classes
Upcoming events and workshops
Online Classes for Kids & Teens
Ages 8-12 or 13-17
New Session date: October 21st
Voice and Movement Technique
Fridays at 7:00pm
Start date: October 23rd
Audition Power - The Basics
Monologues and Cold Reading
Thursdays at 10:00am
Start date: January 7th
The Actor & The Camera
An introduction to On-Camera technique
Thursdays at 1:00pm
Start date: January 7th
Season 2, Episode 2 is Live!
out the second episode of Season 2, featuring an interview with Jerry Bryant of JBTV, and a special appearance by CAS
artistic director, Edward Dennis Fogell, who will give you important
tips for building your resumè!
"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!