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in Person and Virtual classes

Content is the same for in-person and virtual classes.

  • Virtual classes are arranged from Level 1- Level 9 because they are 1.5 - 2 hours in length to reduce screen fatigue.

 

  • In-person students must show proof of vaccination and will be required to wear a mask during class as mandated by the city of Chicago.

 

  • ​Live in-person classes are from Level 1- Level 5 and 2.5 - 3 hours in length.

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In person classes

 Level 2 - Explore The Past, Present, & Future

Our Level Two term is all about exploring the multiple dimensions of theatre. Players have the tools to live fully in the now, while exploring their past and future, and what's beyond the immediate "where" of the scene. Players also learn how to present multiple scenes at one time, and travel between them.

As mandated by the City of Chicago, participants must show proof of Vaccination and wear a mask during 8 week class.

Class Dates: Febuary 14 - April 4th

Location: mHub Chicago - 965 W Chicago, IL 60642

Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: David Murphy
Price: $300

Virtual classes

 Level 3 - Explore The Past, Present, & Future

This level is all about exploring the multiple dimensions of theatre. Players have the tools to live fully in the now, while exploring their past and future, and what's beyond the immediate "where" of the scene. Players also learn how to present multiple scenes at one time, and travel between them.

Students can miss no more than one class. No refunds once classes begin.

Class Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 12 - Feb 2

Time: 7PM - 8:30PM CST
Instructor: Doug Voegtle
Price: $150

Masters workshop

 In Person -  Inside Chicago Casting with David Murphy

In person classes

 Level 1 - Learning To Play In The Now

In Level One, Players learn the basic do’s and don’ts of the art form of improvisation. The first term begins with basic principles of improvisation that help players survive “in the now” on stage. Players will learn skills that help them thrive on stage by learning about the character of the space. 

Participants must show proof of Vaccination and wear a mask during class.

As mandated by the City of Chicago, participants must show proof of Vaccination and wear a mask during 8-week class except when onstage.

Class Dates: June 8th - June 27th

Location: mHub Chicago - 965 W Chicago, IL 60642

Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: David Murphy
Price: $300

Virtual classes

 Level 6 - Scene Structure

In 6th Term, players will learn about the construction of a scene using exercises that identify the beginning, middle and end of a scene, scene structure, the use of surprise within a scene, fantasy vs reality, and multiple perspectives to the same scene. Players will learn the different modes of communication within a scene including speech to an audience, soliloquies, monologues, dialogues, announcements, and lectures.

Students can miss no more than one class. No refunds once classes begin.

Class Dates: April 27 - May 18 (4 Weeks)

Time: 7PM - 8:30PM CST
Instructor: Doug Voegtle
Price: $150

Masters workshop

 In-Person - Saturday, May 21
Audition Insights with David Murphy

Everything you wanted to know about getting cast but were afraid to ask!

  • Ever want to know what they’re thinking in the casting room?

  • Want to know the difference between you and the 10% of actors who always seem to book the work?

  • Want to know how to answer the dreaded “Tell us a little about yourself” question?

Find out the answer to these questions and many more in this is a special, one-day workshop that will enable you to level up your auditions with input from one of the most experienced casting directors in the city.

David Murphy has been a casting director for films, tv, and commercials in Chicago for over 20 years. In this day long workshop, David will share everything you need to go from “being seen” to “being booked.”

In this workshop you will get at least five opportunities to get feedback on the most common kinds of auditions:

  • Personality auditions

  • MOS scenes

  • One-liner auditions - Standalone and within a scene.

  • Sole character auditions

  • 2 Person scenes

  • There will also be Q & A regarding the business and casting in general. (Both in office and self-taping will be discussed.)

As mandated by the City of Chicago, participants must show proof of Vaccination and wear a mask during the workshop.

Instructor: David Murphy is back! (at Players Workshop, that is!) David has been a teacher, coach, and casting director for over 30 years. He’s worked with Players Workshop, in casting with O’Connor Casting and is co-founder of The Green Room Studio. Any questions, david@playersworkshop.com )

Time: 10AM - 2PM

Class Date: May 21, 2022
Price: $150

LocationMHub 965 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 (Both lot and street parking)

Corporate workshops

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 Learning Environment Commitment

 

Players Workshop is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental learning environment for our students and teachers. If you’re doing it right, you’ll find out some truths about yourself and the world at large that may surprise you. This can lead to feeling vulnerable, which is why we maintain a safe space for students to work in. We steadfastly believe in creating a space of unconditional and universal acceptance for everyone as they choose to define themselves. However, we will enforce a zero tolerance for exclusionary or threatening behavior (physical or verbal) of any kind. Basically, be nice. We’re all just astronauts on a rock that’s floating through space…so be nice!