Professional Acting in Chicago and Beyond (NDSF 2020)


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Chicago-based actor Susaan Jamshidi leads a discussion among early career actors at the undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduate level from institutions across the Midwest and around the world. When the work resumes - as it surely will - you will arrive with fresh insights on working in television, film, and theatre in Chicago and beyond. Whether it’s agents, casting, working on a film set or on stage, this is a conversation not to miss. 

Click here for Susaan's "essential starter reference pack" for launching and maintaining an acting career in Chicago.

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Actor Susaan Jamshidi has appeared with many Chicago theatres including the Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Northlight, Remy Bumppo and Sideshow Theatre Company (Jeff Award for Best Ensemble – Idomeneus). International tours and regional theater credits include: Oh My Sweet Land (Silk Road Rising), Arena Stage, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, among others. Her television and film credits include Little NationsCicero in WinterThe WalletChicago MedChicago P.D. and Sirens. Jamshidi earned her MFA from DePaul University and is a Regional Coordinator for Statera Mentorship. She is represented by Paonessa Talent.