Actor's Craft, LLC100% Local
4900 7th Ave
Kenosha , WI 53140 (view map)
What will Actor's Craft do for me?
You will receive top-notch training!
Tim Burton, Ron Howard, Debbie Allen, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Disney are among those who have praised or hired our Actors. Agents, Managers and Casting Directors in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Los Angeles have commended and recommended Actor’s Craft training. At Actor’s Craft, you will be taught by a highly-trained, reputable Acting Coach who is dedicated to helping you become the best you can be.
Actor’s Craft is a professional acting studio, located in Kenosha, WI, since 2005. What sets Actor’s Craft apart is the wealth of experience and passion Maureen Cashin Bolog brings to her chosen profession as an Acting Coach. She studied with the best Acting Coaches in the country and brings Los Angeles caliber training to the Midwest, so you can compete successfully with actors on the Coasts.
Maureen Cashin Bolog is the ONLY acting coach in the Great Lakes Area certified by world-renown acting coach Ivana Chubbuck to teach The Chubbuck Technique. At Actor’s Craft, you can learn this dynamic technique used by actors who have been nominated for and have won Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Tony’s, etc. Maureen returns regularly to LA for training to ensure her actors are competitive with Actors on the Coasts.
You will receive individualized attention!
We do not churn out actors, we invest in individuals. At Actor’s Craft, you can achieve an exceptional performance with a variety of solid techniques that encompass your whole person so you can bring yourself fully to your roles! Classes are small, so your experience will be personal, whether you are a novice or a professional with decades of work. You will have plenty of time up on your feet doing the work. At Actor’s Craft, we teach acting from a place of service, not ego, which will improve your focus and reduce your stress. Actor’s Craft classes will help pinpoint what makes you unique and empower you with tools to make dynamic choices and create a presence that is physically, vocally and emotionally engaged.
We can video your self-tape auditions!
Actor’s Craft videotapes auditions and can email them to your casting director or agent. If you choose, you can be coached on your audition piece and your best work will be sent.
You can build your toolbox!
As well as Professional Acting Classes, Workshops and Private Coaching for Adults, Teens, and Children, Actor’s Craft offers The Dynamic Executive for Public Speaking Training and Executive Presence, Creative Drama for Seniors and Special Needs Adults, and Theater Games & Improv Comedy. We have a stage; and through our Talent Incubator Program, we encourage our students to create their own opportunities with script writing, directing, producing and performance. Actors, non-actors and Improv Performers are welcome to join us Second Saturdays to play theater games. Bring your friends.
Professional Acting Programs include On-Camera Acting Technique, Audition Technique, The Chubbuck Technqiue, on-going Scene Study, The Physical Actor, Theater Games & Improvisation Technique, Script Analysis and Play Readings.
We offer Summer Acting Camps and Summer Acting Intensives!
We offer all-day camps and mini-camps during the summer months. We put up a show in a week in Bring Fairy Tales to Life! Theater Games and Improv teaches actors to live in the moment and think on their feet. Our On-Camera Acting Camp lets young actors explore techniques used by professional actors. Our Adult Acting Intensive and Teen Acting Intensive are week-long programs that teach Physical Techniques of Acting, Audition Technique for on-camera and stage using the phrase technique developed by Margie Haber, and The Chubbuck Technique created by Ivana Chubbuck which is used across the globe by award-winning actors.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a vacation while you pursue your acting goals. Click on the Life Balanced link below to find out more about Kenosha County. Or check out the Kenosha Area CVB website for coupons and 101 Things to Do in Kenosha for $10 or Less.
We have a private 2-bedroom AirBnB apartment upstairs that sleeps 1-6 guests!
Please check out our Cheerful Apartment in Downtown Arts District. If you want coaching on a role or want private acting instruction for you or your group, you may consider making arrangements during the week to stay upstairs. Our storefront building is located in beautiful downtown Kenosha and there are many things to see and do close-by. Our AirBnb is rented through the AirBnb Website.
Maureen Cashin Bolog (Coach for Acting & Public Speaking) has owned and operated Actor’s Craft in Kenosha since April 2005. In 2015, she bought an 1863 storefront building in beautiful downtown Kenosha, WI, and renovated it into the 50-seat Actor’s Craft 7th Avenue Theater and Acting Studio.
Maureen has an M.A. in TV/Film from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Theater from Columbia College. She also studied for six years in Los Angeles with A-List acting coaches including Howard Fine, Jay Goldenberg, Margie Haber, and Lawrence Parke. Certified by Ivana Chubbuck, Maureen is the ONLY acting coach in the Great Lakes area officially certified to teach The Chubbuck Technique! As well as coaching actors and non-actors for video, film, and stage, Maureen has acted, directed and produced plays, videos, comedy nights and cultural events – working in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Southern Wisconsin. Since 2001, she has lived in Kenosha with her husband and three children.
In October 2011, Mayor Keith Bosman appointed Maureen to the City of Kenosha Commission for the Arts. From 2000 – 2004, Maureen was the Founding Director of the Children’s Irish Education Program (Irish School) at the Irish American Heritage Center, the first on-going Saturday morning ethnic school for Irish in the United States. Before opening Actor’s Craft, she worked for 25 years in Corporate America and Non-Profits.