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Learn Method Acting

Private acting coaching and classes with a professional actor and
experienced teacher.



Online or with me at
Gorton Drama Studio
in Lake Forest,IL. 

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My qualifications:

Artistic Director at Gorton Drama Studio.

Author of the highly praised book, 

The Young Actor's Handbook.

Taught acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in

New York.

Professional actor for over 25 years.


Graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at     New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Majored in drama.

You will learn how to:

Create a character.

Be a Method actor.


Audition for school and professional productions.


Make money as an actor.


Find an agent.

Create a demo reel.

Create a resume.


Get a great headshot.

Find the perfect monologue.

Be professional on a set.

Build confidence, increase spontaneity, and grow your sense of humor.

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All ages and experience levels

Method Acting is reality acting.

I can help with

auditions for:


 performing arts high schools.


school plays.

professional plays, TV shows, commercials, and films.

If you have training or are a working actor, I can help take you to the next level.


I studied Method acting and taught Method acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

I can meet you online or you can come to Gorton Drama Studio in

Lake Forest, IL.


  • What are your lessons like?
    My lessons are tailored for you. After understanding your goal, we do acting exercises and improvisations; we also work on comedic and dramatic scripted dialogue and monologues. By the end of every session, I want you to feel like you have learned something and grown.
  • Can acting make me more confident and funnier?
    Yes! Acting allows you to take risks and sometimes be silly. These experiences can be liberating.
  • I've always wanted to be an actor. Can I really do it?
    Acting is an incredible way to express yourself creatively. If you want to act, there are plenty of opportunities - in a professional setting as well as in a community setting; you can fulfill your need and it can be exhilarating.
  • I've studied acting for years. How can you help me?
    I can help you work on a specific part and help you use the Method in order to create real behavior - go deeper in your acting.
  • What is Method acting?
    Method acting is reality acting - creating real behavior instead of pretending. I'd love to tell you more about it and how to use it in your acting. Let's talk!
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"Jeremy Kruse's book, The Young Actor's Handbook, leads the young actor on the correct path. Jeremy is an experienced acting teacher who has broken down acting in an academic way while nurturing the soul of the actor. He understands the emotional aspects of good acting. I commend Jeremy and believe he has accomplished quite a feat in writing The Young Actors Handbook

- Vincent D'Onofrio

My book, "The Young Actor's Handbook", is published by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.


"The Young Actor's Handbook" ignites the beginning actor's creative soul with acting exercises, acting theory, writing exercises and insight into what it means to be an actor.


This is a pragmatic manual that guides and informs the young actor, beginning actor, novice acting teacher or anyone who wants to understand acting.


Vincent D'Onofrio

Book a private ACTING LESSON.


Jeremy Kruse, Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio, is the author of “The Young Actor’s Handbook” (Applause Acting Series, 2017). The book was published in Korean and Chinese in 2022. Jeremy is a professional actor, published playwright, award-winning screenwriter, and award-winning filmmaker. Some of the classes he taught at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York include Method Acting, Comedic Improvisation, Sketch Comedy Writing, and Acting for Film and TV. He graduated from The Strasberg Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in drama. Jeremy also teaches privately, one on one.  

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