Summer Camps

Alice Pacyga

Alice Pacyga (instructor, counselor) is an actor, improviser, and teacher. She received her MFA and BFA in acting from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, she studied the Meisner Technique under Kathryn Gately (who studied under Sandford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse) and Williamson Movement with Deborah Robertson (who studied under Loyd Williamson at the Actors Movement Studio in NYC). Alice is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program and one of the founding members of the Cupid Players where she performed as an improviser in Cupid Misfires His Eros and Journey to the Center of the Journey. As an actor she has been seen at the LifeLine Theatre in A Long Way from Chicago, Stuart Little, and The Velveteen Rabbit. Alice has taught acting and improvisation for Prologue Theater, LifeLine Theater Co. Outreach, the Improv Playhouse, and for several schools in the suburbs. She also uses her performing skills as a standardized patient at the UIC Clinical Performance Center, portraying simulated medical conditions to train future doctors in communication skills. Alice can also be heard on the radio pitching sandwiches for White Hen Pantry. She recently became an ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theater Company and was last seen in SGT's production of Romeo and Juliet. She has taught at the NIU theatre camps for many years.