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The Chicago Inclusion Project is launching a new training program for artists in underrepresented communities. The Professional Performance Training Series is built in association with Jackalope and Steppenwolf theaters and will operate under a pay-what-you-can model. The series will consist of masterclasses, workshops, and mentor lectures from Chicago theater luminaries.
“When we first started The Chicago Inclusion Project, we were asking
This program will launch with an acting intensive led by Michael Patrick Thornton on March 19 at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 space. Other classes offered this year will include Classical Text Performance with Lavina Jadhwani, Musical Theatre Auditioning with Firebrand Theatre’s Lili-Ann Brown, Harmony France, and Jon Martinez, Dialect Work with Vahishta Vafadari and other sessions with Sandra Marquez and Will Davis.
Applications for the first sessions are currently being accepted on The Chicago Inclusion Project’s website through March 10. There is a class limit of 30 people for each session. Each class is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10 to go toward the instructor and future programming.