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The Forge provides on-camera acting training through weekly classes and weekend intensives. The Forge was created by filmmakers for actors and filmmakers and is committed to providing a place for Chicago's talent to work with working professionals.

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From weekly classes to shooting demo reels, taping auditions to consultations with casting professionals, we are here to provide solutions. Question? Get in touch!

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Weekly Classes

Hone your craft training with working professionals in our weekly classes. Enjoy small class sizes, smart teachers, and a safe space to learn regularly. 

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From taping auditions to casting director consultations, demo reel editing to website feedback, we're here to help.

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Demo Reels

Instead of waiting on footage, take control! We craft two scenes catered to your needs and deliver two quality scenes within three weeks.

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Book Shelf

We love free. You too? Check out our recommendations on other acting schools, the city's film festivals, and more on our Resource Page.

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If weekly classes don't work with your schedule, try a weekend intensive with out-of-town guests and our teachers.

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Space Rental

Need a space for a shoot, a casting, a table read, whatever? Enjoy our creative space with cool art at competitive rates.

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Call dibs

Classes are small (on purpose), and sometimes fill up fast. Want first dibs on classes, intensives, and the next demo camp? Join our Dibs list for a 24-hour head start on all new enrollments. 


I wanted to send you a quick thank you for all your guidance in the monologue class. It was a practice I looked forward to every week and a learning experience I won't soon forget. You are great at giving notes and I really value the insight you provided to better all of our performances. You have a great ability to be honest but kind which makes the very vulnerable process of acting a much more constructive and helpful experience. 



I opened The Forge to give actors and filmmakers the safest possible space to learn. Because continued education is an expectation in our industry (every industry), and because I love to host, I wanted to give my Chicago acting and filmmaking community a safe space to hone their crafts. From acting classes to demo reels, casting-level taping or just kind, honest feedback, The Forge is here to help, however we can. ​

Better education, better industry. I'm honored to be a part of making Chicago's industry a little better, as often as I can. I hope actors and filmmakers enjoy the space - I built it for  them.


owner + director



2424 W Montrose Avenue, Unit W

Chicago, IL 60618

By appointment only


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