Kids/Teens Sketch Comedy & Improv - ONE DAY WORKSHOP ONLINE

Use improv to create sketch characters just like the new cast of "All That!" Improv is not only one of the most fun types of acting, it is also some of the best training for learning how to be creative! Rosie Moan has performed and taught improv all over the country, including The Second City, iO (formerly Improv Olympic), and the Annoyance Theater. She will lead students in exercises and games that will encourage their creativity and collaborative skills. Each session is different so students can sign up again and again!

Kids/ Teens TV & Film Audition Brush Up - ONE DAY WORKSHOP ONLINE

Production is back in Chicago and it a great time to sharpen your skills for TV auditions. Students may bring their own scripts or teachers will select material for you. We will review how to approach a script to create character, environment, and dynamics. This is also an excellent opportunity to challenge students with a character outside their usual type.

Kids/ Teens Intro to On-Camera and Professional Auditioning - ONLINE

Students gain a better understanding of acting for the camera, as well as learn about the professional audition process. Teachers approach the class from the viewpoint of both the actor and the casting director. This class will teach kids how to make auditioning fun and successful! Returning students will be given new, more advanced material chosen to develop their individual skill set.

Kids/Teens TV & Film Scene Study - ONLINE

Advanced and returning students, join us to sharpen your skills through scene work! Now is a great time for the young actor to strengthen their process. Students will work via Zoom each week, as teachers guide them to analyze a script, explore characterization, make complex choices, and actively listen to their scene partner. Scenes will also be open to discussion among their student peers. This will be collaborative and active! Returning students will be given new, more advanced material chosen to develop their individual skill set.

Kids/Teens Voice Over - ONLINE

Voice over artists will help your child to feel confident and have fun with voice over auditions. They will work with real audition scripts and learn more about this part of the acting industry. This class allows your child to find their voice, be creative, and have a great time! Returning students will be given new, more advanced material chosen to develop their individual skill set.

Kids/Teens Monologue Coaching

Monologues are necessary for all actors. They are particularly important for agent meetings, theatre auditions, and college auditions. Instructor Leah Raidt will hand pick monologues aimed to best showcase each individual student, teach them how to approach the work, and guide them to their best performance. Email to schedule.

Self-Tape Consulting and Critiques

Professional actors are often expected to tape auditions themselves at home. Not only is this an important skill in the current climate, it's also an excellent learning tool! Watching your own work can be one of the most efficient ways to grow your skills and learn about the director's point of view. Actors may choose their own scenes or teachers can select material for you. Tape at home and we'll provide feedback and tips for improvement! Email to schedule.

Virtual Audition Coaching for Kids/Teens

Have your child work one-on-one with our talented coaches! This time can be used in a variety of ways. Our coaches can craft a lesson plan and choose scripts for your child’s individual goals and interests or you can request or provide certain material. Email to schedule.

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by Steven Ivcich

There’s a big difference between understanding your lines and bringing them to
life in an audition or performance. I’ve often listened to actors give genuinely
insightful interpretations of their lines and then see those same lines die a slow
death in front of the camera or on stage. The problem is that their insights have
to be translated into human behavior, into something that will be believable as a
human being actually experiencing something. Most actors don’t have a clue
about how to do this.

There’s only one thing that can translate insight into action and ironically enough,
you’re doing it right now. You are experiencing! You translate your interpretation
of the words into action through your moment-to-moment experiencing. Knowing
how to do this is at the heart of every CORE Intensive.

With a CORE Intensive you are not learning a method or system. The approach
is experiential. You learn how to experience your way through every audition,
every performance. To find out if this approach is right for you, you need to try it
on. Take a 90-Minute Exploratory with Steven Ivcich, the originator of CORE, on
Saturday, March 7th (1:00-2:30pm) or Monday, March 9th (1:00-2:30pm). The
class is free and you get a “hands on” feel for how CORE can work for you. To
attend you must register here.

Yep, it’s true!

In this level we introduce you to several genres of voiceover that expand your voiceover repertoire. You also get to be more in control of what you’d like to work on and can bring in your own material or we can figure out scripts for you. Whether you’ve taken the Intro to VO class and want to learn more or you’re already out there in the voice over world and are looking for more time in the booth with feedback – the ADV VO class is your friend. If you’re working towards making a demo, taking the ADV VO class gets you a lot more bang for your buck than private coaching . So if you’re contemplating brushing up on your voiceover skills, come hang with us in the Green Room VO booth and we’ll offer you a discount on repeat sessions! E-mail us to get the discount.

Anne Acker is a professional actor and mom living in Chicago. She teaches on-camera acting at The Green Room Studio, as well as runs the Kids and Teens Program.

As a child’s acting coach, I often hear the same scenario from the parents of my young students. Mom or Dad agrees to have their child audition for a professional role—they then spend time helping the child prepare, putting together the child’s resume and picture, coordinating their outfit, running lines, taking time out of the family schedule to get their child to the audition, and so on. Once there, the child enters the audition room without mom or dad. When they return, the parents eagerly ask how it went, and the child responds with a vague “fine”. The parents are left to ponder the mysterious inner workings of the audition room. While we can’t expect children to give a detailed analysis of each experience, we can keep these five things in mind to help young actors in their auditions.

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