|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.
In-person classes are now open again!
Artistic Director, Edward
Dennis Fogell, being a US army veteran, is pleased to announce, he will
be extending 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 (that's $174.50) off classes for all veterans and first responders. AND 75 percent (that's $261.75) 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.
The Chicago Actors Studio offers their support to Ukrainian refugees during this time of crisis.
Learn how you can help!
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Upcoming events and workshops
Acting for Kids & Teens (Age 8-17)
Saturdays, beginning June 4th
Free Introductory Acting Workshop
Friday, May 20th at 7:00pm
Directing - Level 1 & 2
Sundays at 5:00pm
Start date: June 5th
Ear Prompter Technique
The Actor's Secret Best Friend!
Thursdays at 4:00pm
Start Date: June 9th
Click here to learn more about our online classes