Steppenwolf Classes West


Jeff Perry, Founder/Faculty

Alexandra Billings, Faculty

Shannon Cochran, Faculty

Abigail Deser, Faculty

Eric Hunicut, Faculty

Tom Irwin, Founder/Faculty

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Class Details

Small class sizes. Typically 8–16 students per class. All levels. Scene study and advanced classes require audition. 8- to 12-week sessions, summer intensives (2- to 4-weeks in July and August), and special workshops vary.


Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv & Comedy, Classical, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Physical Theater/Movement, On-Camera Technique


Small class sizes so that students work every session. Teachers are experienced, passionate, and talented. Their love of the craft and their skill as instructors creates an environment in which they are confident that their students will feel both safe and challenged to do their best work. As a faculty they are inspired by the same goals: to nurture the ability to act spontaneously, instinctively, and with abandon, while practicing the specificity and discipline required of great acting. Classes reflect the roots and ethos of Steppenwolf Theatre's acting ensemble while addressing the realities of being an actor in Los Angeles.