Ensemble acting training for professional and aspiring professional theatre artists, taught by Steppenwolf Classes West faculty and guest artists.


2017 Summer Intensive dates: JULY 23 - AUGUST 13


An audition is required for all applicants. 

Out of state applicants who cannot audition in person will be asked to submit a taped audition.


Steppenwolf Classes West's three week intensive offers professional and aspiring professional theatre artists a unique opportunity to train together as an ensemble, working with an ensemble of teachers and guest artists. The Intensive is built on a core curriculum of Viewpoints, improvisation, and scene study, with master class sessions and guest artist seminars..Classes are taught by Steppenwolf Classes West faculty members, guest artists, and award-winning professional actors, directors, and teachers. 

Artists who are currently working professionals, graduate program students, and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be 18 years or older.


Exceptional Training

Practice and train in an ensemble setting, where artists are encouraged to take risks, to explore, to grow their art and hone their craft under the guidance of master teachers and guest artists.

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Inspiring Faculty

Teachers include Steppenwolf Classes West faculty, Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble members, working actors and directors, award-winning guest artists and master class instructors.

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Amazing Community

Study and train with a community of artists in a challenging and supportive environment where practicing your craft is paramount.

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