Chicago Actors Studio is creating Acting classes, Theater, A Performing Arts Talk Show & More
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The Chicago Actors Studio is a training institution and theater that's been helping actors develop their skills and follow their dreams since 1992.  We offer classes and private lessons for the stage and screen, with career counseling sessions to help actors not only develop their craft, but also ensure a successful career in the performing arts.

There are many theatre schools that will simply pat their students on the head, tell them they're doing a great job, and collect their tuition, not caring if they learn anything about acting. But we pride ourselves on being open and honest with our students when it comes to their education, giving every actor that walks through our doors personal attention, and constantly challenging & pushing them to grow as a performer.

Additionally, In an effort to help support the artistic community, not just in Chicago, but across the whole country, we have just launched our new performing arts talk show, "Late Night Chicago," which features advice for actors, interviews with local talent, news about upcoming shows and auditions, and more!

Your patronage will go to support:
-Keeping the price of our classes down, giving more people the opportunity to train here.  
-Scholarships for students who are passionate about the performing arts, but can't afford tuition to study.
-Theatrical productions starring our students, giving them the experience of being in a professional show
-Upgraded recording equipment for "Late Night Chicago" and other video projects
-Craft services and other expenses for the dedicated volunteers that make up the "Late Night Chicago" crew


Thank you to all the patrons who help support us.  You're not just helping us, you're helping the future stars of stage and screen to follow their dreams.

www.chicagoactorsstudio.net
Tiers
Particle
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level, you get access to our Patreon only feed.  You'll also receive our monthly newsletter and email updates with news about our classes, workshops, productions and other special events.
Atom
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the same rewards from "Particle," plus you'll be given a special recognition on our website as a "Friend of the Chicago Actors Studio," thanking you for your patronage.
Molecule
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Early access!  At this level, you get to see Late Night Chicago episodes and other content several days before it officially launches.  Plus, you get the same rewards from the "Atom" and "Particle" tier.
Wood
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Bonus content!  At this level, you get access to exclusive bonus videos, including behind-the-scenes footage from Late Night Chicago & student productions, bloopers, exclusive interviews and more!  Plus, you get all the rewards from the "Particle," "Atom," and "Molecule" tiers.
Paper
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Now you get even more credit for your support.  In addition to the rewards from all the lower tiers, you'll also get your name listed in the closing credits of each episode of "Late Night Chicago" and our student productions.
Plastic
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Come and see us in person!  At this tier, you'll get a ticket to a recording of a "Late Night Chicago" episode (once every 3 months), plus all the rewards from lower tiers.
Bronze
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, your patronage is doing a lot to support our scholarship program, so in gratitude, you will receive a personalized, framed thank-you letter signed by our scholarship students (one-time reward).  Plus, of course, the rewards from all the lower tiers.
Iron
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As a serious supporter of the performing arts, we'll send you our class workbook, filled with useful voice exercises, classical monologues, character development techniques, and more, with the cover personally signed by the C.A.S. artistic director, Edward Dennis Fogell.  We'll also include a certificate for a 25% discount on an 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (one-time reward)


Also included: all the rewards from the "Particle" up to the "Plastic" tiers.

Aluminum
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag time!  Patrons on this tier will receive all the rewards from the "Particle" up to the "Plastic" tiers, plus a super-fashionable "Chicago Actors Studio" or "Late Night Chicago" T-shirt.  We'll also include a certificate for a 25% discount on an 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (one-time reward)
Copper
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag time continues!  Patrons on this tier will receive all the rewards from the "Particle" up to the "Plastic" tiers, plus a "Chicago Actors Studio" or "Late Night Chicago" Coffee mug, custom printed with YOUR picture on it!  We'll also include a certificate for a 25% discount on an 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (one-time reward).
Silver
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The ultimate swag package!  Patrons of this tier will receive a "Chicago Actors Studio" or "Late Night Chicago" T-shirt, Coffee Mug, CAS workbook, AND a signed, framed thank you letter from our scholarship students (one-time reward), plus the benefits of all the lower tiers.


As long as you are a Silver level patron, you will get a 10% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Gold
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Enjoy all the rewards of the lower tiers (including all the swag!), plus you get the opportunity to join the Chicago Actors Studio staff and Late Night Chicago crew in an exclusive patron-only live-stream Q&A session (once every 2 months).


As long as you are a Gold level patron, you will get a 15% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Platinum
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Enjoy all the rewards of the lower tiers (including all the swag!), plus you'll receive a certificate for a private one-on-one coaching session to develop your skills in acting, speech, singing, presentation, ear prompter, teleprompter, voiceover, on-camera, or directing. (once every 3 months).  If you can't use the certificate yourself, it makes a fantastic gift for your friend who dreams of being an actor!


As long as you are a Platinum level patron, you will get a 20% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Emerald
$200 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Enjoy all the rewards of the lower tiers, plus you'll receive a certificate for a free 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (once every 6 months).  If you can't use the certificate yourself, it makes a fantastic gift for your friend who dreams of being an actor!


As long as you are an Emerald level patron, you will get a 25% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Ruby
$250 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
You are clearly very passionate about supporting the performing arts, and you deserve some recognition for it!  For this tier, in addition to the rewards from the lower tiers, the Chicago Actors Studio staff and Late Night Chicago crew will record a personalized video message to you, thanking you for your patronage.  Then, on top of that, we will also send you a custom-made plaque, which is guaranteed to spruce up any room you hang it in!  (one-time reward)


As long as you are a Ruby level patron, you will get a 30% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Pearl
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Here it is, the big enchilada (possibly literally)!  At this tier, you'll get a personal tour of the Chicago Actors Studio during a taping of "Late Night Chicago" followed by dinner with members of the CAS staff, the LNC crew, and artistic director Edward Dennis Fogell.  (One-time reward).


Plus (of course) all the rewards from the lower tiers.


As long as you are a Pearl level patron, you'll get a 40% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Diamond
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
At this level, you can become a sponsor for Late Night Chicago.  If you have a business or product you'd like us to advertise, we'll give you a shout-out during our full episodes of LNC (Once per month).


Plus (you guessed it!) all the rewards from the lower tiers.


As long as you are a Diamond level patron, you'll get a 50% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Goals
$1 of $500 per month
When we hit $500.00 per month, we can start investing in new props, set pieces and costumes for our scene study classes, and new furniture to help jazz up the rest of the studio and make it even more comfortable for visitors.

On top of that, we'll look into getting extra storage to help make room for projects that demand more space (things are a bit cramped around here at the moment).
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The Chicago Actors Studio is a training institution and theater that's been helping actors develop their skills and follow their dreams since 1992.  We offer classes and private lessons for the stage and screen, with career counseling sessions to help actors not only develop their craft, but also ensure a successful career in the performing arts.

There are many theatre schools that will simply pat their students on the head, tell them they're doing a great job, and collect their tuition, not caring if they learn anything about acting. But we pride ourselves on being open and honest with our students when it comes to their education, giving every actor that walks through our doors personal attention, and constantly challenging & pushing them to grow as a performer.

Additionally, In an effort to help support the artistic community, not just in Chicago, but across the whole country, we have just launched our new performing arts talk show, "Late Night Chicago," which features advice for actors, interviews with local talent, news about upcoming shows and auditions, and more!

Your patronage will go to support:
-Keeping the price of our classes down, giving more people the opportunity to train here.  
-Scholarships for students who are passionate about the performing arts, but can't afford tuition to study.
-Theatrical productions starring our students, giving them the experience of being in a professional show
-Upgraded recording equipment for "Late Night Chicago" and other video projects
-Craft services and other expenses for the dedicated volunteers that make up the "Late Night Chicago" crew


Thank you to all the patrons who help support us.  You're not just helping us, you're helping the future stars of stage and screen to follow their dreams.

www.chicagoactorsstudio.net

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Tiers
Particle
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level, you get access to our Patreon only feed.  You'll also receive our monthly newsletter and email updates with news about our classes, workshops, productions and other special events.
Atom
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the same rewards from "Particle," plus you'll be given a special recognition on our website as a "Friend of the Chicago Actors Studio," thanking you for your patronage.
Molecule
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Early access!  At this level, you get to see Late Night Chicago episodes and other content several days before it officially launches.  Plus, you get the same rewards from the "Atom" and "Particle" tier.
Wood
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Bonus content!  At this level, you get access to exclusive bonus videos, including behind-the-scenes footage from Late Night Chicago & student productions, bloopers, exclusive interviews and more!  Plus, you get all the rewards from the "Particle," "Atom," and "Molecule" tiers.
Paper
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Now you get even more credit for your support.  In addition to the rewards from all the lower tiers, you'll also get your name listed in the closing credits of each episode of "Late Night Chicago" and our student productions.
Plastic
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Come and see us in person!  At this tier, you'll get a ticket to a recording of a "Late Night Chicago" episode (once every 3 months), plus all the rewards from lower tiers.
Bronze
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, your patronage is doing a lot to support our scholarship program, so in gratitude, you will receive a personalized, framed thank-you letter signed by our scholarship students (one-time reward).  Plus, of course, the rewards from all the lower tiers.
Iron
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As a serious supporter of the performing arts, we'll send you our class workbook, filled with useful voice exercises, classical monologues, character development techniques, and more, with the cover personally signed by the C.A.S. artistic director, Edward Dennis Fogell.  We'll also include a certificate for a 25% discount on an 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (one-time reward)


Also included: all the rewards from the "Particle" up to the "Plastic" tiers.

Aluminum
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag time!  Patrons on this tier will receive all the rewards from the "Particle" up to the "Plastic" tiers, plus a super-fashionable "Chicago Actors Studio" or "Late Night Chicago" T-shirt.  We'll also include a certificate for a 25% discount on an 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (one-time reward)
Copper
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag time continues!  Patrons on this tier will receive all the rewards from the "Particle" up to the "Plastic" tiers, plus a "Chicago Actors Studio" or "Late Night Chicago" Coffee mug, custom printed with YOUR picture on it!  We'll also include a certificate for a 25% discount on an 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (one-time reward).
Silver
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The ultimate swag package!  Patrons of this tier will receive a "Chicago Actors Studio" or "Late Night Chicago" T-shirt, Coffee Mug, CAS workbook, AND a signed, framed thank you letter from our scholarship students (one-time reward), plus the benefits of all the lower tiers.


As long as you are a Silver level patron, you will get a 10% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Gold
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Enjoy all the rewards of the lower tiers (including all the swag!), plus you get the opportunity to join the Chicago Actors Studio staff and Late Night Chicago crew in an exclusive patron-only live-stream Q&A session (once every 2 months).


As long as you are a Gold level patron, you will get a 15% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Platinum
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Enjoy all the rewards of the lower tiers (including all the swag!), plus you'll receive a certificate for a private one-on-one coaching session to develop your skills in acting, speech, singing, presentation, ear prompter, teleprompter, voiceover, on-camera, or directing. (once every 3 months).  If you can't use the certificate yourself, it makes a fantastic gift for your friend who dreams of being an actor!


As long as you are a Platinum level patron, you will get a 20% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Emerald
$200 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Enjoy all the rewards of the lower tiers, plus you'll receive a certificate for a free 8-week session in our on-going "Acting As A Craft" class. (once every 6 months).  If you can't use the certificate yourself, it makes a fantastic gift for your friend who dreams of being an actor!


As long as you are an Emerald level patron, you will get a 25% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Ruby
$250 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
You are clearly very passionate about supporting the performing arts, and you deserve some recognition for it!  For this tier, in addition to the rewards from the lower tiers, the Chicago Actors Studio staff and Late Night Chicago crew will record a personalized video message to you, thanking you for your patronage.  Then, on top of that, we will also send you a custom-made plaque, which is guaranteed to spruce up any room you hang it in!  (one-time reward)


As long as you are a Ruby level patron, you will get a 30% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Pearl
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Here it is, the big enchilada (possibly literally)!  At this tier, you'll get a personal tour of the Chicago Actors Studio during a taping of "Late Night Chicago" followed by dinner with members of the CAS staff, the LNC crew, and artistic director Edward Dennis Fogell.  (One-time reward).


Plus (of course) all the rewards from the lower tiers.


As long as you are a Pearl level patron, you'll get a 40% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.

Diamond
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
At this level, you can become a sponsor for Late Night Chicago.  If you have a business or product you'd like us to advertise, we'll give you a shout-out during our full episodes of LNC (Once per month).


Plus (you guessed it!) all the rewards from the lower tiers.


As long as you are a Diamond level patron, you'll get a 50% discount on all Chicago Actors Studio classes, seminars, and tickets to student productions.