The Actors Gymnasium
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Michelle Higgins
Marketing Manager
The Actors Gymnasium Prepares Prospective Pro-Training Students!
EVANSTON, IL - With applications to The Actors Gymnasium Professional Training Program applications now live, The Actors Gymnasium looks to help prospective students prepare for their auditions. To that end, current Pro-Training students have created Let's Stretch, weekly videos with stretches and exercises they recommend to get prospective students ready. These videos showcase a variety of ways to push student's bodies as they prep for the video audition component and any other circus and physical theatre work they plan to do.

Let's Stretch: Partner Pike
Let's Stretch: Partner Pike
Students may be interested in the  A Day in the Circus Life blog, also created by the current Pro-Training students . Here is one of the videos created by these talented students.

The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is owned by the City of Evanston and home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months.
Actors Gymnasium classes are taught in a 3,000 sq/ft gymnasium space that features a 1,600 sq/ft sprung floor and a fully rigged 24 foot ceiling. All aerial equipment such as the Aerial Hoop, Spanish Web, aerial silks, static trapeze and more are provided, as well as the equipment for ground skills such as unicycling, juggling, tight wire and gymnastics. Additional classes are taught in Studio 108, a 900 sq/ft classroom space that features a floating sprung White Oak dance floor, a fully rigged 14 foot ceiling, a handstand wall, conditioning ladders, and room length 12 foot mirrors for aerial work.

About The Actors Gymnasium:
The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively. For more information, please visit