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Brian M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Brian M.

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Shakespeare is my absolute favorite area of theatre! I hold both a BFA and MFA in theatre, am on the faculty at Catholic U. of America where I teach acting courses, and have worked at every level of professional theatre from community theatre to Broadway (a Shakespeare production). My resume is primarily classical work, as I have a deep understanding of Shakespearean and classical performance, and love to share my passion with students!

About Brian

I'm a passionate and supportive teacher who loves working with any level of experience on any subject related to theatre and acting! As an Equity actor I've worked for small companies, regional companies, Broadway, Off-Broadway, and everything in between! My background and ongoing professional work

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Jackson G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • MFA Directing from Yale School of Drama, Yale University
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jackson G.

7 Reviews
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I'm a freelance theater director currently working in NYC and throughout the country. I'm an acting coach, teach directing for the stage and dramaturgy/text analysis for actors, directors, and designers. I have over 15 years of teaching experience at such institutions as Williams, Yale, New School, Columbia, Fordham, and Primary Stages ESPA.

I will focus my classes on auditioning, callbacks, cold reading audition skills, grad school auditions, and text analysis and dramaturgy. I'm also available to coach and consult with aspiring theater directors and public speaking clients. I would be happy to customize my classes to each student's individual needs and goals.

I received my MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama and my BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts.

About Jackson

As an established theater director and teacher, I am very fortunate to be working continuously in New York and across the country from New York to California and in between. Actors are a part of my daily life as I audition and collaborate with them for a living. I often have new directors as assis

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Leah Nicole Raymond
Jackson is a great director/coach. When you are working you can trust that Jackson is fully listening to you as you the actor and you the character. She knows how to push in a way that works for you and will get you where you need to be. I trust Jackson and highly recommend working with her.
Kevin
I had the privilege of studying stage directing with Jackson Gay at Yale. Jackson has a remarkable way of bringing out students' individual artistic and creative sensibilities. In scene workshops, she gives highly practical advice for working with actors to shape an overall dramatic vision. She also reinforces this instruction by relating her own professional experiences, highlighting what has been effective. Her guidance in script analysis is very clear, and showed me how to fully understand characters' dramatic objectives before going into rehearsals with actors.

As well, Jackson incorporated invaluable practical career advice into the class, which is often hard to find. One of her exercises for this was to pair us with another student and have a mock "writer-director" meeting, where the writer was considering hiring the director. This was a really helpful window into the professional process, which has given me an important springboard to communicate my own ideas in the production of new work.

Jackson Gay’s teaching applies across theater disciplines — for instance, my work in theater is primarily as a composer and lyricist. She showed me how to look at the big picture of a play or musical, giving me the insight to write in a way that is dramatically cogent, engaging, and entertaining.
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Jackson Gay is masterful at guiding the actor to find their own authentic voice. She has a laser sharp focus imbued with empathy, that simultaneously put me at ease and helped me find my edge, in a way no other director has. More than anything, she helped empower me to make my own bold choices within a vast array of styles, so that my work was informed from a deep and genuine place (rather than an impersonation or a desire to please). I always feel safe to explore my edge with Jackson, but never humored if something isn't working. She's honest. It's rare to find guidance both so kind and so sharp. Jackson Gay understands and loves actors, and that love comes through in her work.

Kimmi J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 8 to 25
  • BFA Acting from Elon University
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance from Silver Palm Awards
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Kimmi J.

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Whether you are working on a monologue, preparing for college auditions, individual event competitions, or an individual project, we will focus on finding the truth in every moment.

About Kimmi

I am a professional actor, choreographer, and educator living in South Florida with a passion for educating young artists like you! I earned a BFA in Acting from Elon University, and upon graduating, completed a nine-month Acting and Education Internship at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. There, along

Meet Online Shakespearean Acting Teachers Serving Chicago, IL

Natalie S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded 2017 Nomination for Best Actress in a Play (Resident Non-Equity) from BroadwayWorld Chicago
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Natalie S.

8 Reviews
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Let's work a new monologue, prepare for an audition or scan some Shakespeare!

About Natalie

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my teaching profile! **Due to COVID-19, my studio is unavailable for lessons and I am social distancing, but I am more than happy to work with you online! Note: I work as the program director for a park district in south Evanston and am req

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Popi
Natalie has been an awesome teacher for my voice lessons. She is very patient and customize the lessons to meet the need of her student. I would highly recommend Natalie.
Amanda
Natalie is awesome! She has been working with my daughter for several months, during which my daughter has grown in skill level, confidence, and passion for acting. Natalie is extremely knowledgeable, talented, articulate, and caring. We just love her and look forward to Continuing lessons with her!
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Natalie was such a wonderful help in preparing monologues for my college auditions! I didn’t have much experience in auditioning but she helped me gain confidence in the audition room. She even came to my Chicago audition to cheer me on! Thanks to her I got in to my top choice theater school!
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Alexandra W.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexandra W.

58 Reviews
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I help my students break down the text through analyzing the iambic pentameter, rhetorical devices, and imaging work of the text. After the analysis, I help my students learn how to perform Shakespeare in a truthful, interesting, and accessible way.

About Alexandra

Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Par

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Aya J.
Amazing teacher of the makeup arts! First lesson was for a six year old and she had so much fun! Alexandra is definitely knowledgeable well above the skills needed for a six year old but her teaching ability is what was really impressive.
Samantha Soltesz
Very friendly, learned great tips! Would love to do another session to learn more
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Isaiah S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Isaiah S.

3 Reviews
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Currently a working actor for 5 years, specialized with beginners and intermediate acting students. These lessons will teach you auditions routines, monologues, memorization, voice work, performance skills, public speaking, script work, and building complex characters. This course will be very active with monologue work for auditions, memorization tactics, and even improv. I worked with numerous of directors including Clarence Gilyard for Three Sisters in 2019. I also worked at Kenner's Theatre as Assistant Director for children theatre as well. This course will give you the tools needed to become an actor and build public speaking skills.

About Isaiah

Hi, I am Isaiah S. I am currently a Political Science Major at Southeastern Louisiana University with an 3.5 GPA. My minors are History and Administrative Supervision. I am always ready to help and teach. I am very open-minded with my teaching methods, and will try my best to help you achieve your

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Allie
My teacher "Isaiah" helped me pass my American History test. He is very understanding and patience with me understanding the material. His teaching ways are very interactive and is relatable to modern situations. I highly recommend him.
Brandon
Isaiah truly is an excellent insuctor. He helped me succeed with my audition, and now helping me build my acting skills even more!!!
Kadarion
Isaiah helped me passed my History test. He prepared me with using flash cards and practice quizzes. Isaiah is an excellent instructor and I would take him again.

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Average Cost of Shakespearean Acting Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute shakespearean acting lessons in Chicago is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $127 per hour.
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$57 average
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"Anthony Michael is very skilled and adept at working with Shakespeare. He is patient and focused, and allowed me to find the sense of the piece together. I would highly recommend him!"
Sevans
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Anthony Michael M.
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"Michael is a fantastic teacher! He helped me work on my Cleopatra among other great characters. He is focused, knowledgeable, passionate and has a profound manner in making the text accessible-current and personal. I used to have difficulty relating to a piece, the language intimidated me. Michael helped me to make the text my own, coming from my own heart. It changed how I worked on everything, both classical and modern."
Diana
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Anthony Michael M.
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"I've had the pleasure of working with Anthony for almost a year now and it has been the best decision I've ever made. Anthony is the type of teacher that knows your potential and will do everything he can to push your skills to the next level. He challenged me on my diction, reading lines out-loud, and taught me techniques on how to understand the character I was playing in ways I never would have thought. I can't say enough amazing things about him!"
Ryan
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Anthony Michael M.
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"I was always afraid I couldn't learn Shakespeare, but Nicholas explained the intent on the word, the intent on the line. Soon, I was so caught up in the meaning of the lines and the story I was telling in that moment that I was able to engage in the role, smoothly, without worrying that I was performing Shakespeare. He broke it down so I could understand it, and then feel confident doing it. Highly recommend!"
Lance
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Fantastic experience! We engaged Hunter to help our son prepare for a school presentation and he exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!"
Jack
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"She is very flexible at schedule and help my daughter with auditions"
LeAnne
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Natalie S.
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"Chad provided excellent technique coaching in Shakespearean Acting. I had the opportunity to work with him in one on one sessions and also in a group setting. Both kinds of sessions gave me unique tools like ensable building and utilizing Shakespeare’s text along with all its double meanings. He is easily able to cater to each individual actors needs and really understands how to help break bad habits in order to allow for more growth. Along with text work, Chad provided excellent coaching in creating distinct physical shifts in the body when playing multiple characters in a show. Chad was always willing to answer any kind of questions and continued to surprise me with the ways he could shed some new light on Shakespeare’s work."
Zachary
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Chad B.
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"I`ve been taking Shakespearean acting lesson with Michael for a month now and I am very satisfied with him and his method.
Although, I have much of prior acting experience, I was quite unfamiliar with Shakespeare´s plays, lofty language and his metaphors, Michael helped me get to the essence of it very quickly.

He´s a very reliable and effective acting teacher. He`s also punctual, always arrives on time with a plan of what we are hoping to achieve in each lesson. His clear and structured method of teaching enables steady progression.
I definitely recommend him."
Oliver
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Michael L.
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"Not only is Kelsey proficient and very knowledgeable, she also has so much enthusiasm and an obvious love for teaching. She put me at ease right away and from the very beginning showed such excitement to be working with me. She comes prepared, takes the session very seriously, but also has fun with it so time flies by. I'm honored to be her student and pupil, and look forward to many more acting lessons, as she imparts her wealth of knowledge of Shakespeare and acting technique."
Ry
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Stephanie is kind, firm, and an all-around wonderful educator. Would highly recommend."
David
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Stephanie L.
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