PaymentWe require payment in full in order to reserve a spot in a class. Your space cannot be guaranteed until payment is received.
Payments AcceptedPreferred payment method is by credit card or Pay Pay through our online registration process. We also accept payments in the form of Checks or Cash - If paying with check or cash, you should go through our registration process, but stop short before clicking the "Pay Now" button. Then you MUST email us immediately to let us know that you are sending in or dropping off payment so that we can put a temporary hold on the space for you. Your spot in class cannot be guaranteed until we receive payment. You DO need to do the registration process online up until the Pay Now button shows up - otherwise we won't have you in the system as a student. Returned checks are subject to a $50 fee.
All online payments are processed through Pay Pal's secure payment system whether they be by Pay Pal, Electronic Check, or just a Debit or Credit Card.
You DO NOT need a Pay Pal account in order to pay by credit card on the website- but you have to look carefully to find that option. Just look to the left of the "Login" box on the Pay Pal page (after you click the "pay now" button), and there is an option to simply pay with a credit card over on the left hand side of the page. It should look like this:
***just an example - the following is what you will see on the page when you click Pay Now***
Don't have a PayPal account?
Use your credit card or bank account (where available). Continue
***just an example - the above is what you will see on the page when you click Pay Now***
You should just click on the "continue" for the credit card option. NOTE! Don't click on the above- it's just an example!!!!
Of course, you may pay with Pay Pal if you already have an account, or you may sign up for an account if you wish. But if you do not want to sign up for Pay Pal, just look for that above option and click it. (Sorry for the overkill here, but Pay Pal kind of hides it to try to get more people to use their service instead).
Register and Pay On-Line >
Checks should be made out to "The Green Room" and mailed to:The Green Room
1915 W. Chicago Ave. #1F
Chicago, IL 60622
If paying in cashRemember, we're not in the office full time. MAKE SURE you contact us and set up a time when we will be in the office for you to drop payment off (usually from 4:30-6:30pm M-W). We don't recommend sending cash in the mail!
By Steven Ivcich
Over my long career I’ve gotten to know every aspect of auditioning. As a writer/director I know the frustrations of trying to find the right actor for the role. When I was a casting director I struggled to get the most from actors in auditions. As an actor I’d thoroughly prepare for every audition only to have something unexpected render my preparation useless.
The actor’s dilemma of “how do I get cast” is the flip side of the director’s dilemma “how do I find actors who can engage an audience.” The answer to both questions is CORE. CORE reveals the absolutely essential skills needed to ace an audition and, at the same time, give a director confidence that you are the right person for the role. Read more
We sat down with voice over instructor, Robyn Moler to find out what she loves about it.
What’s your favorite thing about Voice Over?
We get to act without memorizing lines! I’m TERRIBLE at memorizing.
Why is Voice Over good for actors to pursue?
Voice Over is a great compliment to any acting career. Advertising can be a fun and creative industry and voicing commercials lets you be a part of it.
What you like about teaching VO?
I like talking about voice over cuz I’m such a freaking nerd about it and it’s nice to have eager listeners who are a captive audience 😉 but also I really like seeing the progression from the first week to the last. Everyone makes great progress and it’s fun to be part of that.