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 2018

Enrollment Dates:

April 9: Applications Due

April 23: Accepted Candidate Deposits Due

ACADEMY Schedule:

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

ACADEMY Orientation: Monday, June 4, 2018
Classes: June 4, 2018 – Sept 28, 2018, Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm or 6:30-9:30pm
Showcase Rehearsals: Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 17, 2018, Mon-Sat, 9am-2pm – or – 6:00-10:30pm
Showcase Weekend: Oct 18-21, Thurs – Sun, 9:00am-10:00pm


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