Based in Chicago, Act One Studios is an institute providing acting classes and has been in operation for more than 25 years. The institute offers classes at the beginners, intermediate and professional levels. The institute provides a special intensive program offering four classes in a week and a two-year actor training program that trains the students in acting, speech, movement and text analysis. It has special classes for teenagers and organizes seminars on various topics related to acting. The institute provides free career counseling to the students who want to take up acting as a career.