"At the Artistic Home you find actors who are deeply connected to the text. They are emotionally free, truthful and fearless."
Erica Daniels, Steppenwolf Associate Artistic Director & Casting Director
"The Artistic Home has a great tradition of producing actors who are serious about their craft for both film and theater." Jack Newell, Feature film and Commercial Director
The Acting Studio
What We Do
We drive you to the edge of your art, and then beyond. We strip away your layers and reveal the deeper actor. The one who makes organic, imaginative and sometimes gut-wrenching choices that turn dimly lit acting into brilliance. We are the crucible for your artistic transformation. We do this using the Meisner Technique, which we’ve been teaching since 1998 to some of Chicago’s top actors. Studio Founder Kathy Scambiatterra is a direct “descendent” of the Meisner method and brings a fiery and intuitive craft to an intimate studio of dedicated actors. This is the undiluted, real stuff, taught by acclaimed directors, actors and filmmakers who know how to bring out your best.
2012-2013 CLASS SCHEDULE...
WINTER 1 11/26 - 2/3
WINTER 2 2/18 - 4/21
SPRING 5/6 - 6/30
SUMMER 7/15 - 9/8
Classes currently offered (click for more info)
Meisner Tech 1
Meisner Tech 2
Meisner Tech 3
Solo Performance Class
Shakespeare Classical Lab
"I love working with actors who train with The Artistic Home. They know how to explore a scene and take risks -- and they always find a strong emotional connection to the material." Jeff Christian, Theatre, Film and Commercial Director