Testimonials

Just wanted to mention I booked my first episodic (and my first SAG gig) with that new series shooting here, Betrayal! It's got the potential to be recurring (fingers crossed). Couldn't have done it without your excellent training, y'all! It's a baby step, but I'm steppin'...Thanks!

– Jin

I LOVE the Green Room. I audited some classes at other places recently, and they don't compare. Its the only place to go if you want to finally get serious about making acting a real job and not some far away dream that never happens.

– Linette K.

Hey! I just wanted to send a quick thanks to Sean and David. I took level 1 this past Fall, and I just got my first call back. The class was so incredibly helpful to me, and I am hoping to save up to take the next level soon. I just wanted to send a big sincere thank you because I know that just getting to this point means I have improved so much. Have a great day!

– Devin

Thank you for a wonderful class over the last 8 weeks. I learned so much, and feel so much more grounded in this area of auditioning. Again, I really got exactly what I was hoping to out of the class: practical and applicable tools, a sense of knowing how CD's are thinking when they cast, and an empowering release of weird fears and self-criticism/editorialism. So for all that, thanks a bunch.

– Elizabeth W.

Could you please pass this along to David and Sean. I just wanted to let you guys know that I loved your class. It was by far the most beneficial acting class I've ever taken. I can't wait to finish the program.

– Leigh

I just wanted to thank you two for a really great class and everything that you taught in this past 8 weeks. I feel like I gleaned SO much information in each one, really, and I appreciated being in a class with instructors who know their stuff, didn't waste our time and effort, and kept it real.

– Emily

Taking GRPP Levels 1-3 was hands down the best money I've spent in the three years I've been acting. I used to make the same mistakes over and over at auditions. Now, I'm getting frequent callbacks - and I'm even starting to get cast in roles that are against type!

– Annelyse Ahmad

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you and Anne do. Aidan took your on camera class in the fall and learned so much! Not to mention the business talk and phone calls were so helpful to me as a parent. Since taking your class Aidan has been cast in numerous small projects, even ones where he had to come in and do a monologue! He also just auditioned for a network pilot. We used your memorization techniques and he felt very confident before the audition. It has been so much fun to see his confidence grow these past few months and I know your class had so much to do with that. So Thank You!!!!

– Aidan's Mom

I can't thank enough my daughter's teachers for all the fun she had in class and the knowledge she acquired at the Green Room studio. Sasha booked her first (SAG) commercial two weeks after the class ended. She booked another SAG commercial shortly thereafter and is about to become a union member a month after turning 6! We will definitely take more Green Room classes down the road as they were invaluable for both me and my daughter!

– Sasha's Mom

My son's talent agency suggested the Green Room for my son after a year of auditions with no callbacks. I had only heard positives about the Green Room from other parents, so we gave it a try. The teachers, all professional actors themselves, were great with the kids, using teachable moments, as well as the curriculum, to explain professional expectations. The last class was such a bonus: a workshop with a casting director who worked with parents and students. My son learned so much! Two months after finishing classes at the Green Room, my son booked a SAG national commercial, for which he and I were both flown first-class to the set in LA. It was like a dream! The client kept my son on for a total of 10 SAG national commercials! He has a quite a college savings now. I credit the Green Room with giving him not only the tools to book the job, but also the tools to keep the job. Thank you Green Room!!!

– Giovanni's Mom

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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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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.

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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

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