If you know anyone who wants to jump into clown / acting in a serious way starting next September - this may be the program for them!
Nine months of world class instruction, now with concentrations in both clown and acrobatics.
In 2015, we launched our professional training program – the clearest expression of our mission to develop well-rounded, physical performers.
After training with our world-class faculty, our graduates have gone on to perform across the country, from Chicago’s top stages (including Lookingglass, Writers Theatre, and The Goodman) to Broadway tours and more.
Today, we're excited to announce that we're expanding the program to include an all-new clown concentration, giving actors the opportunity to deepen their skill set through intensive training in physical theatre.
The curriculum will be partner-based and draws from a wide range of techniques including physical comedy, devising, object manipulation, ensemble theatre making, Meisner technique, and more. It will feature regular performance labs to help students increase their confidence onstage.
The application process for next year’s program is now open, with students being accepted on a rolling basis.
"Clowning pushes you out of your comfort zone as a performer and shows you how you to make bigger and bolder choices. Having spent a lifetime in the circus, it's become clear to me that many of the most versatile and successful performers have a background in clown. It’s time for Actors Gym to stretch further in this direction and add even more skills to our students' toolset."
– Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, Artistic Director