Online Career Consulting 

by Emma Palizza (Chicago), Dennis Garcia (L.A. · N.Y.), and Victor Marana(Mexico City · Chicago)

We offer  career consulting for students interested in starting an acting career and actors who would like to  refocus their careers and find new opportunities. We consult on a variety of areas, including:


 

·Choosing the best college begin your acting training; crafting a letter of intent; highlight your relevant experience in a resume;, and selecting monologues

 

· Choosing and applying for talent agencies learning the differences between agencies in Chicago, L.A.,and N.Y.; what to include in submissions; what experience to include on your resume; selecting headshots; and ( and choosing  material to prepare for your audition

 

· Submitting and Auditioning for Theatre Shows; finding differences between equity and non-equity theatres;  recognizing what characters you should submit for, what to expect from the audition and callback process . 

 

· Applying for TV. and film auditions: Resources for finding  On Camera auditions and, websites where you can upload material so that producers and casting directors can find you, what is an audition process like for a T.V./Film show, what should I prepare for my audition, what to expect in the audition room.

 MEET YOUT COACHES

Emma Palizza

Acting Assistant · Coach

Emma Palizza is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.  After completing her BFA she spent a year at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, England studying European Theatre Arts. Since moving to Chicago she has worked with The Gift, Steep Theatre, Ghostlight Ensemble and Death & Pretzels (the last of which she is an artistic associate).  She is a proud graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and Second City's Music Improv Program and has worked as an audition monitor for Actor's Equity for the past four years. Emma prides herself in having insight into what goes on in front of and behind the scenes in the industry and is excited to share her knowledge to help other actors in Chicago grow. Emma is proudly represented by Actors Talent Group 

Dennis Garcia

Coach

After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Dennis went on to study with Sanford Meisner's apprentice, John Ruskin, at The Ruskin School Of Acting in Santa Monica. He is also a graduate of the South Coast Repertory Conservatory in Costa Mesa. While in Los Angeles, Dennis worked on theatre and TV. Most notably with the Watts Village Theatre Company, CASA 0101 and Circus Theatricals. He has worked with Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, commercial director Danny Ducovny and the late Peter Boyle. 2012 brought Dennis back to Chicago. Since then he's had the pleasure to work with Teatro Vista, Urban Theatre Company, Raska Theatre Company, Pegasus Theatre Company and most recently was seen in Shattered Globe Theatre's, HOW TO USE A KNIFE. As a proud SAG-AFTRA member since 2008 Dennis has worked on numerous national commercials and can be seen in NBC's CHICAGO JUSTICE, CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO PD and the film SOUL SESSIONS. His latest film BARRIO BOY is in post production and is slated for a 2020 release. Dennis is more than thrilled and humbled to be apart of The Actors Club Chicago family and is looking forward to working with the Chicago's world class acting community. 

Víctor Maraña

Director · Coach

Víctor trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

With more than 15 years of acting experience, he has worked in several productions at the National Theatre in Mexico City and The Goodman Theatre, Theatre Wit, Victory Gardens, The Athenauem, among others in Chicago. As an On Camera and Voice Over actor he has worked for  Netflix, Paw Patrol, Pace, IL Lottery, Sloan, Van der Hagen, and more. 

He has coached actors for the National Theatre Library, Mexico, Theatre Without Walls Company, The Performing Arts Studio. Víctor has received Best Actor Awards for his work on Heaven Under the Skin and Strawberry and Chocolate. He is proudly represented by Gray Talent Group.