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Bring Fairy Tales to Life with The Adventures of Pinocchio! Ages 6-15.

by Maureen Cashin Bolog on 05/24/14

Bring Fairy Tales to Life! The Adventures of Pinocchio June 23-27, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Acting Camp for Ages 6-15 $200 Performance on June 27 11 a.m.Tickets $5 Children will learn acting techniques to help them use their body and voice to create different characters. Young actors collaborate to create a stage production of The Adventures of Pinocchio. We incorporate Transformational Theater so actors get to play several roles and lead roles can be shared by several actors. It is based on Paul Sills' Story Theater. This Camp will take place on stage in The Rhode Center for the Arts in downtown Kenosha. Bring a lunch! Sign up today.

Actor's Craft holds GLEE Camp in Racine at The Prairie School! Open to Public!

by Maureen Cashin Bolog on 05/24/14

GLEE Camp - June 16 - 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Grades 6-9
$475

Act, dance and sing in Glee style! Experience what it's like to put on a Glee performance like the hit TV show. You'll work hard and have lots of fun in this day camp setting. Performance for family and friends on last day. Work with professional coaches for Acting (Maureen Cashin Bolog of Actor's Craft), Dance (Dani Webber of Avenue A Arts & Laurenzi Dance) & Voice (Ami Bouterse of AB Voice & UW-Parkside Professor of Music!).  This class will take place in Racine, WI, at The Prairie School.  Sign-up on their website.  Classes are open to the public.   Bring your lunch!

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Taping and Sending Professional Auditions at Actor's Craft makes a Difference!

by Maureen Cashin Bolog on 02/10/14



I received one of those phone calls an acting coach loves to hear.  Without naming names, because so much is confidential during auditions and pilot season, I coached a teenage actor who was auditioning for a recurring role on a current television series.  I taped the audition and sent it to his agent and mother.  

His mother called me back today saying, “ I want to thank you for the wonderful work you did with him.  There were just raves across the board, to the point they said that part was too small for him.  They had something else in mind, a series regular.  So they just sent me the script, a few pages.  They would like to see him in person tomorrow . . . So I was wondering if there was anyway you could work with him on that either today or tomorrow . . . Thank you so much.”

Technology has made auditioning for shows in LA, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, etc., so much easier, since you can send video over the internet.  There is an advantage to working with a professional acting coach who can tape and send an audition because it gives you extra time to focus on bringing that character to life in a less rushed environment.  At Actor’s Craft, I know how to help you bring yourself to a role with vocal variety and in a manner that is physically dynamic within the constraints of the camera frame.  I am happy to say that a high percentage of professional auditions that I tape for actors result in a callback.  Professional training does make a difference.

I love hearing your success stories!

Act Like a Pro! Winter Classes start February 3rd.

by Maureen Cashin Bolog on 01/21/14

KENOSHA, WI - Jan 21, 2014 - Do you want to act?  The Chubbuck Technique is a way to realize and embody a character so that the character becomes you, and you become the character.  The Phrase Technique helps you handle scripts effectively in auditions, even for cold reading.  Physical Acting strategies will give you a dynamic presence and vocal techniques will give you vocal variety.  Learn award-winning technique from professional acting coach Maureen Cashin Bolog at Actor's Craft, 518 56th Street in Kenosha.  Winter session starts February 3rd with classes for adults, teens and children.  For registration and information, see the website (http://www.actorscraftwisconsin.com/Fall-Winter-Classes.html) or call 262-705-0194. 

Actor's Craft actors have landed leading roles in Television, Movies, Commercials and Theater.  Discover the difference of professional coaching.

Professional Acting Technique for Teens and Children - with Showcase!

by Maureen Cashin Bolog on 08/15/12

Get camera ready!  Professional Acting Technique for Teens and Children will help prepare actors for a career in acting.  This on-camera class empowers actors with solid techniques to develop compelling monologues, commercials and scene work.  The 17-week program culminates with an Actors Showcase on stage at The Rhode Center for the Arts.  Students’ work will be taped so actors can choose to create a reel to submit to agents of their choice.

Actors will be up on their feet learning techniques used by Academy Award winners!  They will study The Chubbuck Technique, developed by Ivana Chubbuck; the phrase technique for auditions and cold readings, developed by Margie Haber; theater games and improvisation techniques developed by Viola Spolin; plus the empowering Physical Actor body movement strategies.  Maureen Cashin Bolog, a highly trained professional acting coach, invests in her actors to enable them to become competitive with working actors on the coasts.  In addition, skills learned at Actor’s Craft can be applied towards school presentations, forensics tournaments and theatrical productions.

Actor’s Craft Professional Acting Technique for Teens and Children provides a family-friendly and budget-healthy alternative to other programs which charge thousands of dollars for classes that process students through with assembly line training and then lure actors into expensive trips to other states to be seen by casting directors and agents who are paid to attend.  Actor’s Craft recognizes that parents do want to help their children work towards their career goals, without feeling exploited in the process.

Actor’s Craft is located at 518 56th Street in downtown Kenosha, WI, at The Rhode Center for the Arts, conveniently located between Milwaukee and Chicago, close to the Metra and with plenty of parking.  For registration and information visit www.actorscraftwisconsin.com or call Actor’s Craft at 262-705-0194.

Professional Acting Technique for Teens and Children
16 Sessions + Showcase = $325
(includes 2 tickets to Showcase, T-shirt and cast party)
May pay in 3 installments of $110 by Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 1
Performance Showcase: Saturday, January 19th at 3 p.m.  (Tickets $5)
DVD of class performance  $15

Professional Acting Technique for Teens 12+
Mondays, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Sept 10 - Jan 14   (No Class Dec 3, 24 or 31)

Professional Acting Technique for Children 6+
Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Sept 11 - Jan 15  (No Class Dec 4, 25 or Jan 1)