Teen Acting Conservatory
The Teen Acting Conservatory at Concordia University Chicago prepares young actors for the professional stage. Students study Shakespearian text through physical theatre, development of character, stage combat, vocal training, and fundamental acting methods. Young actors receive training from Concordia University Professors and Chicago theatre professionals. The Teen Acting Conservatory culminates in a Shakespearean production to be performed at Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, Illinois. This year students will showcase Henry VI.
Jason Narvy is an accomplished film and stage actor from Los Angeles, CA. He began his career studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles and quickly found employment in the Hollywood film industry. Between 1993 and 1999, he portrayed the role of the comic villain “Skull” in over 300 episodes of Fox television’s Emmy-nominated "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and its spin-offs, "Power Rangers Zeo," "Power Rangers Turbo," and "Power Rangers in Space," as well as 40 episodes of Fox Television’s Masked Rider as the voice of “Chopper.”
Dr. Narvy is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Concordia University Chicago and is a certified actor/combatant with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and holds a PhD in Theater Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Stephanie Stroud is an actor, director, movement teacher, and founding member of Chicago’s Mortar Theatre Company. In Chicago Stephanie has devised movement as part of Steppenwolfs’ Explore: Detroit series, directed developing works at Chicago Dramatists, performed as an actor for Lookingglass Theatre (Trust) and helped premiere new works with her company Mortar Theatre. Stephanie holds an MFA in Acting from Pennsylvania State University.