Chicago Actors Studio

Chicago Actors Studio


Hello everyone!

I am looking for an editor for the trailer for my new show "Unpack the Gifted". It is about 1 minute 15 seconds long. The audio needs adjustments as well. if you are interested and able to do it by Saturday, please PLEASE, reach out lol. I am willing to pay $$
Hello Good People! Do any of you know where I can rent a COURT ROOM and a PHARMACY to film In Chicago!

Asking for myself lol!
Inviting all to the official Premier of the Chicago Dynasty Murder presented by the Young Actors Virtual Acting Class! Come support the work of our amazing young actors. Also featuring our favorite CAS actors John McDonnell and Despina Damianides

Wednesday, Dec 23 10 am

CHICAGO PEEPS! SUBMIT ASAP or share with friends and fam who fit the requirements and would like to share their story. Thank you!

Liz Lewis Casting Partners is
Casting women 18-35 whose father has been diagnosed, or is in remission, from lung cancer.

This video will feature father and daughter speaking together about their experiences and relationship. It will appear on and YouTube.

Shoot will be on 12/3, and will be entirely remote and contactless. Daughter and Father must be able to shoot from the same location.
Daughter selected for the final video will get $1500 and father $1000 for the shoot and usage.

Interested candidates should complete the following form:
This was rescheduled so its starts on Tuesday, Nov. 24, still time sign up for the FREE online acting classes being offered
Hi, my name is Ibrahim, I am an actor. I have some work and I am looking for three actors(two girls and one man)age(18-35) for a scene of 6min, also I am looking for a photographer(to shoot the sense); the sense about an audition to choosing one of the three actors from Rami Jaber(actor and the owner of RNG compony to produce films in Hollywood). The person who will choose him from the sense, he will be with Rami in his next movie.
For more information contact me on my number 646-549-9916
or message me on Facebook or Instagram(Ibrahim-asous).
Hey Chicago Actors! This short film is casting extras for a taping in Chicago. Apply *exclusively* on Casting Depot. Apply here: Casting Depot: Casting EXTRAS for a short film in Chicago! Apply exclusively on Casting Depot:
Come join me online for some Improv fun, drop in or sign up for the next session by calling 773-645-0222🤣🎭
Last chance!


Looking for talent for non-speaking roles for a 1 day shoot on the 27th. I need the following:

YOUNG ROD- Male- Caucasian- 10-13- happy, fun, lively, and plays baseball like his father. (bonus points if you can act! 50/2 -3 hours.)

This project is in its early development stages. There will be more roles! Also, I know there is a pandemic, we are planning on having our shoot outdoors the majority of the day, and then when indoors we are limiting to 10 or less while providing all the PPP recommended by the City of Chicago.


[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Headshot/Resume/Reel

“YO! – ROLE – TALENT NAME” in subject

Submission closed: 6/22/20 extended

Talent decision: 6/25/20

Talent call info by: 6/25/20

Shoot date: 6/27/20
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The festival will feature programming curated by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), Jerusalem Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR), San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.
Oscar Film Actor special guest in the Kids & Teen Class Saturday Morning
Virtual Zoom Classes
Stay tuned!

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A professional acting training center located right in the heart of Chicago's theatre community. Provides high professional training programs and support structures during a students training years and even more importantly after they leave the school to venture out into the the performing arts industry to take advantage of the skills they had acquired while at the school. Programs include Scene S

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Ring in the holidays with a Chicago Actors Studio gift certificate! Gift certificates are the perfect gift to give your friends and loved ones for Christmas. All gift certificates are 1/2 OFF and could be used towards any class or service. Get yours today by calling 773-645-0222! Offer ends December 18th!


Don’t miss the highlight of the holiday season, the Chicago Actors Studio performing arts Christmas Party! Featuring a holiday show performance by the students of CAS, karaoke, raffles, prizes (including trips to Hawaii, Mexico and Las Vegas) and the opportunity to network with other actors and professionals in the entertainment business! Oh, and admission is completely FREE!

Sunday, December 18th
Doors open at 4:00pm
At the Chicago Actors Studio
2040 n. Elston Ave.

If you have any questions, just call 773-645-0222.

See you all at the party!


Save on gift certificates for Cyber Monday! Buy a gift certificate for classes, private lessons or audition taping by Monday, November 28th and save 50% (That's up to nearly $350.00 off)! Call 773-645-0222 or visit to place your order today!


FREE Acting Training! Become an Intern At the Chicago Actors Studio!

If you can't afford professional acting training that will be beneficial to you starting a career in the performing arts, then this may be the answer that you're looking for. The Chicago Actors Studio, one of the top acting training institutions from coast to coast is offering free acting training with their internship program. If you are new to the arts or having problems making it in the business and need additional training and support, that will even include in-classroom work, career guidance, marketing, demo reels, headshots and more, all the way up to getting an agent and being cast in film, commercials and TV, The Chicago Actors Studio is the ideal answer. No prior experience is necessary. However, you must be enthusiastic and have a passion for the arts. You will be required to contribute only 1 or 2 six hour days or evenings, helping around the studio and theater, also learning in the process how this crazy business works, and in exchange you will receive unbelievable professional training and career support.

So here it is, grab onto this exceptional opportunity while it's still available! Call 773-645-0222 or email [email protected]

By the way, CAS is also seeking to fill positions with people experienced or willing to learn one or more of the following:

-Theater/Film Production
-Video Editing
-Customer Service
-Set Construction
-Data Entry
-Social Media
-Administrative Office Work
-Web Design/Site Maintenance

So call or email us at [email protected], or [email protected] and tell us a little about, not only your skills, but who you are and why you want to intern for our studio.
Thanks and hurry, get your applications in!

Chicago Actors Studio
2040 North Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614


Excited for 2023? It may seem like a ways off, but it's coming fast! Here's a list of some of the fantastic classes we have coming in the new year. Visit to get more info or get signed up for Directing, Voice, Auditioning, On-Camera, Improv classes, and more!


Youth classes are just one week away! Call 773-645-0222 or visit to sign up today! Only a few spaces are left!


FREE workshop Thursday, November 10th: On-Camera Auditioning (and self-taping!) with CAS artistic director Edward Dennis Fogell! Learn how to gain an edge over the competition and stand out, whether it's in the casting director's office, or recording a video from home! Space is limited, so book your spot today by calling 773-645-0222 or visiting


Want to see CAS artistic director Edward Dennis Fogell on TV? Tune in to episode 10 of this season of Chicago PD! His episode starts taping on Monday! Keep an eye on our Facebook for the air date!


Acting class for teens presents, Winona as Queen of the Witches Coven! Plannning the Chicago fright night!


Chicago Actors Studio Teen Actors on set of “Hyde Out” thanks to Director, Matt Cichella and Producer, leading lady, Arianna Lexus! Great experience to work on a film set!


Improv returns to the Chicago Actors Studio this Sunday! Get ready to laugh, learn, grow and have fun in this exciting 8-week workshop series with instructor Loredan Krug. Call 773-645-0222 or visit to reserve your spot today!

Sundays, October 16th - December 4th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Chicago Actors Studio
2040 N. Elston


It’s not too late! You can still join our new Sunday improv series at Chicago Actors Studio. If you need to take a break from the script memorizing and learn some skills that would help you to access emotions, construct environments, and craft original characters in the moment, then this class is for you! Link here:


“What About Anna” Scene Work

Teen Acting Class presenting a scene about friends trying to support Anna, who ran away from home!


Congratulations to our High School Acting Student, JaNare Matthews for being cast as “ Security” for a new film! Top secret till directors OK!


Thank you to Matt Cichella for inviting my young actors on Oct 8 and this weekend Oct 15th to be featured extras in his new Murder Mystery! We had a blast on set watching great actors perform and all the work that goes into being a filmmaker! Working out in Rockford was cool!


This Sunday, October 2nd is the FINAL Free preview of the upcoming workshop series "The Method International" with renowned coach Valentina Mariucci at the Chicago Actors Studio! Join us via Zoom, from the comfort of your own home, for a special sneak peek at this amazing workshop that's coming to the United States for the very first time this year! Call 773-645-0222 or visit to reserve your spot today!

Sunday, October 2nd
12:00pm to 2:00pm (central time)
Online workshop
FREE registration!

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Girls Production of The Cafe Bistro Murder Mystery!
Murder Mystery Play in Kids and Teen classes
Teen Actors write & direct this One Act Play about taking over the Assistant Principles Office. Fun characters




2040 N Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 12:30pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12:30pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 7pm
Thursday 12:30pm - 7pm
Friday 12:30pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm

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