Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - Acting for Ages 9 to 14

Acting for Ages 9 to 14

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Acting for Ages 9 to 14

Wed, March 20
4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm

March 20- May 15


Wed, March 20, 2024 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm




Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

First-timers and veterans explore their creative sides on stage and in front of the camera. The basics of acting such as hitting a mark, enunciation and voice projection as well as more advanced acting principles such as developing a character, developing a relationship and creating real behavior are explored. Classes consist of acting exercises, character work, improvising in character and doing scene work. Bring in material and characters from any play, TV show, film, book – anything that interests you. Performance material will also be provided. Strengthen your technique and be ready for your next audition and performance. The focus of the class is on learning about acting, learning life skills and having fun! Ages 9 – 14 Years 

Wednesdays 4:30- 6:30

March 20- May 15

8 classes- $400

All students will participate in the a class presentation May 15th. More details to come!

About Our Artistic Director:

Jeremy Kruse, Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio is the author of “The Young Actor’s Handbook” (Applause Acting Series, 2017).The book was published in Korean and Chinese in 2022. Jeremy is a professional actor, published playwright, award-winning screenwriter, and award-winning filmmaker. Some of the classes he taught at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York include Method Acting, Comedic Improvisation, Sketch Comedy Writing, and Acting for Film and TV. He graduated from The Strasberg Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in drama. Jeremy also teaches privately, one on one  www.jeremykruse.com and www.jeremykruseactingtraining.com 

Instructor, Madison Kisst is an actor, director, and theatre teacher. She has taught for professional theater companies across the country and for the undergraduate acting program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Madison has extensive training in physical and classical theatre, voice and movement, and devising. As an actor, some of her credits include: American Repertory Theater, Lyric Repertory Company, The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Nevada Conservatory Theater, and Santa Cruz Shakespeare. She has her BA in Theatre Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Performance.

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Wed, March 20
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060