We designed our Masterclass Series for actors who want to be taught and get direct feedback from highly renowned professionals from different areas of the industry:
Casting Directors, Agents, Film Directors & Coaches.

The program main objectives are: 

• Refine each actor's technique and auditions.

•Get insight on what your personal/acting strengths are and how you can use them to succeed in the industry.

​ Showcase your work and connect you to top industry  professionals from around the world. 


Our Masterclass Series consists on 5 sessions with 5 different industry professionals from different areas of the industry and a Q&A session with guest actors.

Before the beginning of the Series, actors are paired up according to their age and level and are sent an intro package with information on how to create strong acting portfolios:
Resumes, Headshots & Self-tapes.

Each week, a top-notch industry professional facilitates a workshop where actors are able to work on different techniques and showcase scenes that are sent prior to the session. 

We highly encourage pairs to meet between sessions and work their scenes! 
If you would like extra coaching between sessions you can schedule them with our coaches.

Week 1
Text & Voice / On Camera Coaching
by Victor Maraña

This session is focused on creating rhythm and imagery, the correlation of punctuation-breath-emotion, finding our natural voices, creating strong subtexts and using resonators to expand expressiveness and character development.

The second half of the session focuses on fundamental On Camera Techniques. Actors will learn to use their focus and eyelines, create presence and subtlety, know the camera movement range and work rhythm and pauses effectively.

About Victor: Victor is an LA based actor with over 15 years of acting and coaching experience. He has worked as a an actor and voiceover artist for Netflix, Disney/Pixar, T-Mobile, The Onion, IL Lottery, among others. He holds an MA at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has specialized  in Cicely Berry and Kristin Linklater vocal and text techniques in the UK and Mexico. 

Week 2
Intro to The Method 
by Jimena Herrero

An introduction to Lee Strasberg's Method Acting technique adopted by Award Winning Actors like Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Bradley Cooper, Michelle Williams among many more. 
Strasberg's method is based on using your personal memories to connect to emotions, create nuanced characters and find a character's inner life.
Throughout the years this technique has proven extremely effective when used for On Camera work.

About Jimena: Jimena Herrero is a New York City-based actor and director. She has specialized in Lee Strasberg's Method Acting Technique for over 10 years. She started her training with Benicio del Toro's coach Rene Pereyra in Mexico and later received her MFA at the world renowned Actors Studio Drama School in New York.  Jimena has performed in various films in Mexico and NY; including The Water Pt 1 (Dir. Matthew Appleby) The Metamorphosis of Ismaila Ba (Dir. Malik Isasis) Goodbye Grandpa (Dir. Emiliano Casanova) Distillation (Dir. Diana Salgado).

Week 3
Film Director Scene Study Workshop

Week 4
Casting Director Scene Study/Audition Workshop

Week 5
Talent Agent Scene Study/Audition Workshop

Q&A (Week 6)
by Dennis Garcia

Seasoned actor Dennis Garcia answers all the questions our actors have about the industry and his acting career!

About Dennis: After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Dennis went on to study with Sanford Meisner's apprentice, John Ruskin, at The Ruskin School Of Acting in Santa Monica. He's worked with Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, commercial director Danny Ducovny and the late Peter Boyle.  As a proud SAG-AFTRA member since 2008 Dennis has worked on numerous national commercials and can be seen in NBC's CHICAGO JUSTICE, CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO PD and the film SOUL SESSIONS. His latest film BARRIO BOY is in post production and is slated for a 2022 release.


Next Series runs October 16th to November 23rd

Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm CST (GMT -6) 


Saturdays 11am to 1pm CST (GMT -6)


All rates are in USD

Full Program: $299 (5 Week Payment Plan Available: $60 weekly)

Group Coaching Sessions: $70/hr ($35 p/actor)
Group Coaching Sessions Package (3hrs): $180 ($90 p/actor)

Individual Coaching Sessions: $60/hr
Individual Coaching Sessions Package (3hrs): $150

Want more info about our Masterclass Series?Email us to​ info@performingartsstudio.comor give us a call/send us a text via WhatsApp or Telegram to:+1(312) 975-3424Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm CST