Black Box Acting is one of the premiere acting schools in the greater Chicago area…but our training isn’t just for actors. We offer year-round corporate acting workshops that are fully customizable to meet the individual needs of each of our clients.

Through our Human Behavior curriculum, Black Box Acting can help your team build:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
  • Self-Confidence
  • Team Trust

What is the Meisner Technique? What sets Black Box corporate workshops apart?

The Meisner Technique is an acting method that is rooted in the ability to read human behavior. Our corporate training adapts this technique to strengthen emotional intelligence and teach business professionals to use the ability to read behavior in the workplace. From closing deals to maintaining the organizational health of your team, our training is applicable across industries.

Building from this foundation in Human Behavior, our trainees learn to own their voices, take risks, and tackle challenges creatively.

Our corporate training workshops range from half-day to full-week and are always customized to meet the specific needs of each team we work with. We can come to your office or we can host you in our space.

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What is Black Box Acting?

Founded in 2009 by Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member and current Artistic Director, Audrey Francis, Black Box Acting has garnered a reputation for teaching an acting curriculum that doesn’t just produce working actors, but also revolutionizes the way our students own their worth writ large and engage with the world in a more confident, more emotionally intelligent manner. Learn more about our proprietary technique, our vision, and our history here.