Chaos Studios is a home to numerous artists of various disciplines who continue to offer exhilarating classes, organize meet ups and produce work. Check out some of the ongoing projects and events in the studio, and connect with our affiliates for opportunities to train. If you would like to consider Chaos Studios for your own classes or creative endeavors, we encourage you to contact us.
Ben Peterson - Gung Fu - Wednesdays 5:45-7PM
Join Ben for his weekly Gung Fu class. First class is only $10. Drop ins are $20 after that or you can sign up for ten classes for $150. All inquiries should be made by contacting the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben is an actor, director, traveling fight choreographer, and advanced actor/combatant with both the SAFD and BASSC. As a member of the Green Dragon Society of Chicago Ben holds a red sash instructor rank and most recently was an instructor for Phoenix Martial Arts in Long Island, NY. Ben is influenced by his studies from other disciplines including Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Silat, Kickboxing, Western Fencing, and Systema. He has directed fights and movement for theatre in Chicago, London, and New York. He most recently served as assistant director for Blessed Unrest’s production of This is Modern Art at New York Theater Workshop’s Next Door Festival.
Sasha Lazare - Pigeonholed Jr. Acting Technique & Scene Study - Wednesdays 4:45-5:45PM
This class for 10-14 year olds focuses both on improvisation and scene study with a focus on various acting techniques. At this age, students are able to develop a physical and emotional connection to characters and scenarios presented to them. The first half of the session will focus on theatre games, improvisation, clowning, and devising their own work, with the second half focusing on close scene study. Sign ups, cost and information about upcoming opportunities can be found on the Pigeonholed Theatre website.
Sasha Lazare holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in Applied Theatre. As both a working actor and teaching artist, she has had a passion for teaching children’s theatre for over 10 years. Her work at Stage/Play Brooklyn School of Acting over the last 3 ½ years has included classes in improvisation, scene study, and devising, as well as private lessons and audition coaching. She will be joining the staff of Interlochen Center for the Arts in summer 2018 as Assistant Director of the Intermediate Acting Company and is a volunteer with Zara Aina, a nonprofit that brings theater and clowning to at-risk youth.
Tata Leban - 5Rhythms - Thursdays 7:30-9:30PM
Join Tata for her weekly practice: Diving for Light. More information is available on the 5Rhythms website.
5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice—a practice of being in your body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community. While a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection.
Neutral Chaos Classes - 4 Days a Week
Chaos Studios is home to Neutral Chaos, LLC; providing the highest quality of stage combat training in New York City. Whether fighting on film or stage, Neutral Chaos' Certified Stage Combat Instructors will foster the skills you need to enhance your performance. Offering classes in contemporary stage violence, cinematic sword-fighting and the European martial arts, Neutral Chaos continues to refine the art of violent storytelling in its many forms. For more information including details on SAFD Certification and schedules, visit the classes page of the website.