We would like to welcome a new instructor to the Chicago Actors Studio family!

Dr. Christopher Aruffo (teacher, actor, director) has performed in and directed more than 60 plays in the US, the UK, and Canada. Currently based in Chicago, Dr. Aruffo has taught acting classes and workshops at all age levels for more than 13 years, and is the author of A Rational Guide to Verse: Scansion Made Simple, a guide to Shakespearean language.  He worked at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA on films including Batman and Robin, Sphere, My Fellow Americans, and Tin Cup.  He is a dialect coach and voiceover artist, and has recorded thirteen volumes of the Edgar Allan Poe Audiobook Collection. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting Performance from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from McMaster University.  Dr. Aruffo’s TEDx talk, explaining why people talk with an accent, can be seen on YouTube.


Dr. Aruffo’s teaching focuses on bringing out the natural actor in you.  His ongoing professional research explores how actors can bring their natural skills and talents to the stage.  Through scientifically designed exercises and exciting scenework, Dr. Aruffo’s students learn how to communicate more effectively, listen more intently, and discover their hidden potential.

Christopher Aruffo is the new instructor for our preparatory level Acting As A Craft course held on Monday nights from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.  To register for his class, call us at 773-645-0222, or just follow the link below.