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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 cozy 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. 






FREE Workshop:
Improv Technique

Improv

Friday, November 22nd
8:00pm to 10:00pm







gift

Still looking for the perfect present for the actor in your life?  Gift certificates are now available for all our workshops, lessons and video services!

Click here to order online or call 773-645-0222









Latest events and workshops



Kids

On-Camera Classes for Kids & Teens
Ages 8-12 or 13-17


New Session Begins January 11th



Director

Directing Actors In Theatre
Begins January 5th





audition

Audition Technique:
Monologues and Cold Reading


Begins January 9th!



on-camera

Introduction to On-Camera Technique

New Session
Begins January 9th!





improv

Improv Technique For Actors

New Session
Begins January 16th



voice

Vocal Technique & Movement

New Session
Begins January 17th





LNC

Season 2, Episode 2 is Live!

Check 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:

-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!













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 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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