Starting April 19th, the Chicago Actors Studio will be starting a brand new workshop dedicated to on-camera training for kids and teens.

This class is designed to introduce young actors to the skills required to create a professional-grade performance on camera, including but not limited to:

—The concept of slating, and creating a slate video

—Cold reading for TV, commercial and film scripts

—Interacting in a scene with another actor

—Developing an Audition Monologue

—The dos and don’ts of auditioning

Students in this class can expect to receive feedback regarding the development of their on camera skills on a weekly basis. Additionally, One on one career counseling will be available to parents, and we will help guide you through the process of obtaining a credible agent or manager to represent your child.

Youth classes will be instructed by professional actress, spokesperson and teacher, Patti Balsis, who also teaches ear prompter classes at CAS.  You can find out more about Patti by checking out her website at http://www.pattibalsis.com/


All in all, we are moving your child into the level of “Professional actor.”

Classes are scheduled to run for 7 weeks every Sunday starting April 19th.  The class will be split into the following age brackets:

Ages 8-12 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

Ages 13-17 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Additionally, there will be a FREE orientation class for both age groups on Sunday, April 12th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  To reserve a seat, call the CAS office at 773-645-0222. Young actors and parents are welcome to attend this free class, even if you haven’t registered yet for the full workshop.

Parents will have the option of purchasing a demo reel of their children, featuring clips from monologues and scenes they have performed in class, or brand new scenes shot outside of class. This reel can also include a slate video, which is often the first thing an agent wants to see when considering a new client.

This class is geared for those seriously interested in entering the professional world of the actor. If that is you and your child, you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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