Where Dreams Are Made Possible

Facebook Logo twitter Instagram Pinterest Logo Youtube Logo Myspace

k1             k3

Intro to Acting for Kids & Teens

Free workshop for students ages 8-17

This workshop is designed to introduce young actors to basic performing arts skills.  This will provide a terrific, in-depth look at the training offered in our main youth program, including, but not limited to:

—Improv & theatre games
—Reading TV, commercial and film scripts
—Performing a scene with another actor
—An introduction to the acting business
—The basics of auditioning

Time permitting, students may have the opportunity to perform for the camera, so they are encouraged to dress as though they are coming to an audition.  Since part of the workshop will include a Q&A about the acting business, parents are invited to stay and attend the workshop as well.

Whether your child is looking at acting as their future career, or just for a hobby, this workshop will be an exciting, fun, and eye-opening learning experience!

Saturday, December 16th
9:00am to 11:30am

To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222

or just click the link below.


Because space is limited, there is a $10.00 deposit required to reserve a space in this class.  Attendees will be refunded this deposit after they come to the workshop.


Patti Balsis - Instructor

Waking up with passion and purpose - Patti Balsis has been working with kiddos on set for over 20 years. Pouring everything she has learned into their heads and hearts. She is well known for doing industrials, commercials and print work - a working spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies. While teaching EAR Prompter and On Camara classes in Chicago, she has attracted many talent from the midwest to take her lessons and also keep in touch with her. She stays in touch with her students and is always there to encourage them and be their cheerleader.

Very hands on and can quickly show her students how to differentiate themselves from the other talent and make them stand out. Patti brings out their strengths and makes them feel connected to their craft. Each child is special and unique and they all will learn some basics and that is only the beginning - so much to stretch with each personality and build that into the class. At Chicago Actors Studio we build relationships and help these actors see their potential and build them up for success with our many different classes that are offered.

@2012-2017 The Chicago Actors Studio • 2040 N Elston ave Chicago, IL 60614 • (773)645-0222 • chicagoactorsstudio@gmail.com