Acting Program

The Acting Program empowers the student with the necessary core skills to take responsibility of their own growth and learning as an actor. This program offers the student a unique method of acting that enables students to discover skills found in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of the human condition. Each level of the program builds upon the skills achieved from the previous one. Auditioning and working in the business will also be examined. Great for beginners or for actors who have been out of the classroom for a while.

Please note that some of these classes will be delivered online.

Acting Online

Sitcom for Actors Levels 101 & 201 (Online)

This class meets online via Zoom or Google Hangouts, at the day & time you’re signing up for. All you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.)

Level 101 – This is a 5-week Sitcom…

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Acting Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Acting Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Acting 1

Acting 1 is the first class in The Second City’s acting school program. The class features a unique methodology and approach to beginning acting lessons. Students learn the foundational skills needed to begin their exploration of scripted work. It is a class for students who wish to broaden their performance…

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Acting 2

Acting 2 provides intermediate acting lessons for any student who wishes to continue their training. Acting 2 gives participants the opportunity to continue their study of the craft of acting in a group setting with a professional instructor. The second level of the acting program builds valuable scene partner skills…

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Acting 3

Acting 3 encompasses advanced acting lessons for the performer who wants to gain experience using their entire body to create a character and tell a story. The performer that wants to master their art must master movement. Every individual has a unique body type and moves differently. By utilizing how…

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Acting 4

Acting 4 is for the serious performer looking to make a career on the stage. A good command of styles is an important tool to any performer. It allows the performer to instantly be on the same page with their cast mates when they are charged to perform a piece…

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Acting Lab

Acting Lab Level 1

Acting Lab 1 provides you with the knowledge and confidence to perform in different scenes of varied styles. By learning and practicing genre-specific acting exercises, you are able to approach the work of acting with a deeper understanding of scenic study. With these lessons, you’ll be able to access a…

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Acting Lab Level 2

If you’re pursuing a career as a professional actor, this class equips you with the required aptitude in acting ability and expertise in the world of entertainment. Acting Lab 2 is an investigation into how to book acting roles and how to sustain a career as a professional actor. You’ll…

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Acting Lab Level 3

Acting Lab 3 is the summation and final step in the Acting Lab program which results in an entertainment industry showcase. Students use every acting lesson and acting exercise experienced in previous levels and apply them to form a presentation to industry professionals with the goal of generating interest in…

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Voice & Speech

Dialects & Character Voices (Online)

Looking to build your Actor/Improviser Tool Box? Want to bring your Irish Bartender into more crisp view? Got that Brooklyn Cab Driver you’ve been dying to perfect? This is the place to do it! Learn fun ways to expand your arsenal of character voices and regional dialects. In this class,…

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Voiceover 101 (Online)

Join Kathleen Puls Andrade for an intensive look at the Voiceover industry and learn the skills needed to make it in this competitive field. You’ll be getting behind the mic (or phone, or laptop) to read scripts and get coaching either live with the class or one on one over…

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Advanced Voiceover (Online)

Advanced Voiceover is an intensive class for is for those who want to seriously pursue a career in voiceover work.
You will learn to manage multi-person reads, difficult copy, and explore narration copy. Find out crucial aspects about the business end of voiceovers and what to expect (and what is expected…

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Acting Workshops

3-Day Intensive: Acting On Camera

In this class you have the opportunity for on-camera acting experience in scripted and improvised scene work. You will work with the teacher who acts as the director to understand how to adapt their stagecraft for the screen. A crew member will join classes to handle all the technical aspects…

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3-Day Intensive: Voiceover

You’ll be getting behind the mic (or phone, or laptop) to read scripts and get coaching either live with the class or one on one over email. This class is open to anyone with an interest in Voiceover work or for anyone with an interest in bettering their communication skills…

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