Open Accordion

Let’s Do A Play offers students an opportunity to focus on scenes from one play, allowing a chance to create a world as an ensemble and dive deep into character. Building upon the Meisner skills taught at Green Shirt, students will use a Stanislavski-based approach in this class with a focus on driving the action and doing vs. indicating. 

Konstantin Stanislavsky was a Russian actor, director and founder of the Moscow Art Theatre. His research and acting methods were introduced to Sanford Mesiner in the 1930s (along with other members of the Group Theatre). His work was a foundation to Meisner’s own process. 

Actors will deepen their relationship to text, character and action while honing in on skills of listening, reacting and rehearsing with others. A full-body, full-heart exploration for a group of actors who are ready to give it their all and play generously with others. 

This class has a mandatory weekly rehearsal on Tuesday nights, 6:30-9:30pm with the instructor and the space is available for an optional rehearsal on Sunday mornings, 10:30-12:30pm. Before registering for this class, make sure that you are available for the mandatory Tuesday dates and have time outside of class to dedicate working with your scene partner.

The class ends with a public performance of their work at the studio on Tuesday, October 15.

All participating students must have finished Level 2: Under Imaginary Circumstances or equivalent course work. Please reach out to before registering if you have any questions. 

Attendance Policy

Closed Accordion

In order to get the most out of your work with us, our students should make showing up to every class on time a priority.

We understand that things do come up so if you know you’re going to miss a class, please give your instructor as advance notice as possible. This will help them get you caught up and not throw off the rest of the group. Scheduling a make-up class is possible but not guaranteed.

Students enrolled in our Meisner Acting Program can only advance to the next level if they’ve attended at least 6 of their 8 sessions. If a student misses more than 2 sessions, they will need to retake the level in order to advance in the program.

Cancellation Policy

Closed Accordion

Student Cancellation

We keep our classes very small to ensure everyone gets the best learning experience. Since we only have a very small amount of seats to sell, it is very costly when someone reserves a seat, and then backs out when we don’t have enough time to resell that seat. We hope you understand!

If a student is withdrawing from class more than 7 days prior to start date, the amount of the tuition paid including a $108 non-refundable deposit will be kept on credit at the studio for a year, to be used on a future class.

Alternatively, students who withdraw more than 7 days prior to the start date can keep $108 non-refundable deposit on file to be applied to a future class and any other payments made will be refunded to the original payment method.

If you drop the class ON THE DAY OF THE FIRST CLASS OR AFTER, the full tuition is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may not be kept on file for a future class.

We appreciate you respecting this policy for the best experience for our instructors and students!

Please reach out at 773-217-9565 if you have any questions.

Studio Cancellation

Occasionally we’ll have to cancel a call due to low enrollment. We’re sorry if that happens to you! If we have to cancel a class you’ve signed up for, we will give you at least 48 hours notice and promptly start your refund process.

In the event that class is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns), make-up classes will be scheduled as soon as it’s safe for our students and instructors to be together safely at the studio. In some cases classes may transfer to an online platform. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns) that student will receive credit on their account for the value of missed classes.

The Commitment

This class meets for 9 Tuesdays in a row. You are also expected to meet weekly outside of class with your scene partner.


About the Teacher

Michael McKeogh (AEA) is a Chicago-based actor, teacher, and coach.  In 2012, he received his MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.  Currently, he teaches acting and improv at The Actor’s Training Center in Wilmette, IL, and has previously taught Into to Shakespeare and The Monologue Audition at Green Shirt Studio. He is a passionate teacher and loves the opportunity to meet and work with actors of all backgrounds.  Broadly speaking, Michael’s philosophy of teaching imbues students with proficiency and confidence through discipline and collaboration.  

“I like to tell students that we, myself included, are akin to a team of forensic scientists, mining away at all possible facts and potential outcomes with empathy and curiosity. “

Chicago acting credits include: Charles Wilcox in Howard’s End (Remy Bumppo); Beau in Southern Gothic *original cast (Windy City Playhouse); Moses in Skin of our Teeth (Remy Bumppo); Eddie in Pocatello (Griffin Theatre); Frankie Wild in The White Road (Irish Theatre of Chicago); Hamlet in Hamlet (Oak Park Festival Theatre); Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in The Killer Angels (Lifeline Theatre); Dmitri in Concerning Strange Devices From the Distant West (TimeLine Theatre); Dr. Greenberg in Freshly Fallen Snow (Chicago Dramatists).  In 2014, Michael co-hosted The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday show Welcome Yule! 

Class Details

6:30 - 9:30pm
  • August 20, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • September 3, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • September 17, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 1, 2024
  • October 8, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B Chicago, IL
Class Size
12 Max
This is an adult acting class ages 18+