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Start: 10/22/2017 - 11:00am
End: 10/22/2017 - 4:00pm

As part of a series of events focusing on casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry, Casting Society of America (CSA) Diversity Committee will focus this month on *transgender performers. Performers will be given an opportunity to do a two-page prepared scene in front of a panel of two to three CSA casting directors. Please note, the reading will be taped and the reading is NOT for a job opportunity.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events raise money for the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives and raise awareness about breast cancer prevention, as well as to honor survivors and remember those lost to breast cancer. Please join our team and walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, and help us make it a special, fun day. If you can't join us, consider making a donation to help this wonderful cause.

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:19

We have been deeply struck by the magnitude of the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and have been thinking about what we can do to help. SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local is proud to partner with Creative Relief, a group made up of Chicago’s creative agencies, in a united effort to raise funds for this cause. 

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:00

In July, the Chicago Local hosted a captivating seminar led by actor and director Dawn Arnold to teach members the Michael Chekhov acting technique. Chekhov’s method is a way for actors to express personality and to find an inner life for a character before a performance. Actors tap into their creativity to create a character’s identity, including imagination, intellect and emotions.

Start: 10/23/2017 - 7:00pm
End: 10/23/2017 - 9:00pm

You're invited to attend the Chicago Singers Collective's debut performance of their original production OREO on October 23.

OREO will feature a wide variety of hit songs from the 1960s that are considered commentaries on the social climate of that era. And through these powerful songs, OREO will tell the story of the tension, battles and triumph of that era.

You won't want to miss out on this electric story and brilliant showcase of talent that parallels our social issues of the present day.

Start: 10/23/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 11/13/2017 - 9:00pm

Are you an actor who wants to make a short film? Now is your chance. SAG-AFTRA is here to help you learn how to make your brilliant short film. Each session will be on a Monday night from 6 - 9 p.m., and is presented by members of the local independent film community. Here's a sneak preview of this four-week intensive series:

Week 1: Scriptwriting, fundraising and budgeting (Oct. 23)

Week 2: Selecting equipment, casting, crew hiring (Oct. 30)

Week 3: Contracts, locations, production (Nov. 6)

Start: 10/10/2017 - 10:00am
End: 10/10/2017 - 4:30pm

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Seniors Committee

Attention all SAG-AFTRA members over age 50: Please join us on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for SAG-AFTRA Senior Resource Day. We'll have presentations from The Actors Fund, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association, technology help, headshot sessions and much more.

Call or email Gianna Consalvo to reserve your 30-minute headshot session at the discounted rate of $90 and an optional hair and makeup session for $50.

Event Schedule:

9:30 - 10 a.m., Registration/Welcome