The Workshop For Actors

The Workshop For Actors

5.0 (2)

About this pro

I take a holistic approach to the industry that I'm a part of.

Being prepared for your auditions is important, but so is knowing how to manage your career, your relationships and your sanity so that you are a whole, happy, sane human who is able to love what they do, and continue to do it sustainably.

I love everything about what I do.

Telling stories, collaboration, and being a part of a unique and close-knit community are part of the unique and wonderful experience of working in Chicago Theatre. 

The first few years I worked here were spent on a steep learning curve, and I have a passion for ushering in new members and voices to our industry who can learn and benefit from my successes and my mistakes.

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Chicago, IL 60640
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2 Reviews


  • Joseph Schupbach

    Deanna is caring, talented, intelligent, and innovative. She is a delight to collaborate with and learn from!

  • Kirk Osgood

    DeAnna is one of the best! Her understanding of the material, and you as an individual is what really stands out. I never once felt like my time was being wasted. She is strong in her choices and really works to bring the best out of you! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Every new introduction is a conversation. We will spend time getting to know one another, and I will ask you questions about your goals and aspirations.

It will feel very much like coffee with a new friend.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA in Theatre Performance from UIC, and 7 years of experience working in the Chicago Theatre community.

I have worked with Writers Theatre, The House, Lifeline, The Inconvenience, Redmoon Theatre, and The Goodman, to name a few. 

I have experience in new works, devising and physical theatre along with the experience of an actor who has been working steadily in traditional theatre, new works, commercial and television since 2010.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I typically charge $50 per hour of private coaching. $80 for 90 minutes to two hours.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Work with someone you feel comfortable with. If you don't click with your coach, you won't feel at ease, and if you don't feel at ease, you'll never be able to relax enough into the material you're working with. 

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