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Private Acting Lessons with Jim Shedd

New Classes Forming This Fall!

These sessions are helpful for teen actors looking for assistance with future auditions at school, college or the community, or just wanting to improve their skills.

Private Acting Sessions (ages 14-19 – high school level)
 
Schaumburg On Stage's level of commitment to every student that passes through our doors is unparalleled by comparison.
 
A new or current participant may choose to engage in private coaching sessions with a member of our teaching staff on a regular weekly basis. This can be set up in 1-2 hour increments per session on any given area of training the actor may wish to engage in.
 
Schaumburg On Stage instructor, Jim Shedd, is offering limited slots for one-on-one coaching and technique lessons in our studio.
 
These sessions are helpful for teen actors looking for assistance with future auditions at school, college or the community, or just wanting to improve their skills.
 
Jim will work with you to design your lessons to fit your needs and interests in building skills for the future, including:
 
Audition technique/etiquette & callback collaboration.
Monologue selection and work (useful for industry auditions).
Shakespearean skills (from basic to advanced).
Musical theatre audition preparation: including song selection/acting.
Industry knowledge to send you on auditions for film, TV & theatre.
Comedy skills: including timing, writing and stand up.
On-camera skills.
Additional help with self-taping and editing.
Assistance with current projects (roles the actor is currently playing).
Guidance on college programs and scholarships.
Connection with guest artists and collaborators to offer another perspective.
Recommendation of theatrical events for the student to attend in the Chicagoland area.
 
Tuition: $60/hour or $360 for 7 hours of sessions (recommended).  
 
Class Dates & Meeting Times: Please contact info@schaumburgonstage.org to set up and time and day which will work with you and your instructor’s schedule.     Limited spots available.  Payment due at the time of the first session.

Your personal instructor is Jim Shedd. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science: Theatre Education degree with a directing major from Illinois State University, as well as an Associates In Art in Theatre & Sociology from Harper College. He spent eight years with Wishing Star Theatre as an educator and four years as their resident director. Jim has directed for various children/teen theater companies/high schools throughout Illinois, and is proud to be a part of Schaumburg On Stage. He has been an active member of the company for 17 years. FAVORITE CREDITS: Green Day's American Idiot (Up & Coming Theatre – Director - "5 BroadwayWorld Awards"); Assassins (point2productions); Peter and the Starcatcher (Illinois Shakespeare Festival – Choreographer/Asst. Dir.); Edges: A Musical Song Cycle (Overboard Productions – Director/Choreographer); Shrek (point2productions - Director - “3 BroadwayWorld Nominations”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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