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Acting Foundations


with Alex Morales

  • Starts Apr 26
  • 200 US dollars
  • The Forge

Available spots


Service Description

Acting foundations is the first step on your journey! If you've never acted professionally, or are looking to brush up your non-camera skills, start here! This is an ACTORS class. There's no camera, no audience, just the work and your colleagues. We will cover everything from the basics, like what to do when you first receive a script, to hard-tack practicals, like how to cry on cue. At its core, this class teaches students how to commit to the given circumstances of scene and build a three-dimensional character that moves through the fictional world with real needs and wants. Along the way, students will be presented with a survey of acting techniques so they have a plethora of options to choose from as they build their own process, with a special attention to embodiment. You will leave a confident, well-rounded, actor with a professional temperament, and a basic, repeatable process. A look at each week - Commitment and Desire - Practice, Discipline, and Craft - The Body as Instrument - Le Jeu, and the Breaking of the Rules - Monologues, Monologues, Monologues - How to Rehearse, How to Stop Rehearsing and Go Who is Alex V. Morales? Alex V. Morales is a SAG actor with over 16 years of experience. He has gotten to learn directly from some of the Chicago Greats, and has trained at the School at Steppenwolf, the Milwaukee Rep, and the University of Chicago, where, pulling from his artistic and scientific studies, he began to put together his "body-first" method of acting, which views the physical as the engine of creation. A generalist to a fault, notable credits include the world premiere of the play "Recipe for Disaster" with Rick Bayless, on TV in Chicago P.D., and in many audio drama podcasts. He is also a trained chef, magician, and improviser. Expect classes filled with tricks, jokes, and maybe even some snacks!


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 2424 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

    (312) 766-6682

    studio@theforgechi.com


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