ACADEMY Logistics

The ACADEMY is Black Box’s most rigorous training program, designed to catapult the actor from student to professional in 100 days.  The program culminates in the ACADEMY Industry Showcase, where actors present their work to a room full of Chicago’s most prominent agents, casting houses, and directors.  Recent graduates have booked agents, earned roles on network television shows, won awards, and appeared on stages across Chicago, including Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Lookingglass, Steep and many others.

The ACADEMY Logistics Summer 2017

Enrollment Dates:

April 24: Accepted Candidate Deposits Due

ACADEMY Schedule:

ACADEMY Class Times:
10:00am – 1:00pm
6:30 – 9:30pm

ACADEMY Orientation: Monday, June 5, 2017
Classes: June 5, 2017 – Sept 29, 2017, Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm or 6:30-9:30pm
Showcase Rehearsals: Oct 2, 2017 – Oct 18, 2017, Mon-Sat, 9am-2pm – or – 6:00-10:30pm
Showcase Weekend: Oct 19-22, Thurs – Sun, All Day/Evening


For 400+ hours of training, The ACADEMY tuition is $9000
Extended payment plans are available. Not all applications will qualify. Click here for info.
The Application fee is $25