|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.
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.
events and workshops
Join us for an
unforgettable theatrical experience, featuring the works of Neil Simon,
William Saroyan, Romulus Linney and Glenn Hughes.
August 30th - September 15th
Click here to learn more!
Ear Prompter Technique
with Edward Dennis Fogell
Begins September 26th
On-Camera Classes for Kids & Teens
Ages 8-12 or 13-17
New Session Begins October 19th
Improv Technique For Actors
Begins September 26th!
Season 2 is here!
out the first episode of Season 2, featuring an interview with the
creative team of Eagle Mehana Films, and a special appearance by CAS
artistic director, Edward Dennis Fogell, who will give you important
tips for winning your next audition!
"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!
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 workshops, 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 •