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The Shoot with Stephen Cone

The Shoot September 29-30

In this crash course on acting for the camera, you'll work with filmmaker Stephen Cone (The Wise Kids, Black Box) to rehearse and shoot 3-4 scenes on location at The Second City with professional film crew. Don't miss this opportunity to get in front of the camera and ahead of the game. You'll walk out prepared for not only nailing your audition, but succeeding in your work.

$375, 3 hours first day/8 hours second day

Prerequisites: Improv Level C, Acting 2, or permission from the Program Head

About the instructor: Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker. His 2011 feature film, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed THE WISE KIDS, which the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips called “one of the best coming-of-age pictures in a long time”, has screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, won 8 awards, including the Outfest Grand Jury Prizes for Outstanding US Feature and Outstanding Screenwriting, received rave reviews, including a New York Times Critics‘ Pick, as well as raves in Variety and from Roger Ebert, appeared on four Best of 2011 lists (including the Chicago Tribune’s and Chicago Reader’s) and was acquired for DVD/VOD by Wolfe Video.

Stephen is currently in post-production on two experimental features, THIS AFTERNOON and THE MYSTERY OF LIFE, as well as his new feature HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, featuring Pat Healy, Tyler Ross and a large ensemble of incredible Chicago actors.