(Grades 4th-12th)


SESSION RUNS June 19th – August 18th


Classes designed to be repeated for mastery

Filmmaking for Teens

GRADES 9th-12th

This unique summer program creates original films under the guidance of experienced writers and filmmakers giving students an overview of the mechanics of script writing, production, and acting for film.  Students work together to find a theme and establish a storyline & script for production. Their film will be screened for the public at a “red carpet” premiere at the the Wilmette Theatre.

Grades 9th-12th

June 19th – June 30th

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Instructors: Tim Soszko & Kyle Hamman


PAGE TO SCREEN: Filmmaking for Youth

GRADES 4th-8th

This unique summer program has students working from an original short film script written by the students under the guidance of our professional instructors. Next we bring in a professional filmmaker and students experience acting and working on a movie set while building important interpersonal skills. Their film will be screened for the public at a red carpet premiere at the the Wilmette Theatre.
This class fills VERY early. Don’t get shut out!

Grades 4th-8th

July 3rd – July 14th

9:00am – 1:00pm


Expanded Program


Our acclaimed summer intensive has been expanded for a more complete professional training and performance experience.
This program will spend the first week in an immersive bootcamp that will cover crucial acting, singing and dancing technique with some of Chicago’s top professionals.   In weeks 2-6, the actor will put those skills to work in rehearsal for a fully produced Musical Theatre production.


This summer’s production will be “THE WEDDING SINGER”
Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin, book by Beguelin & Tim Herlihy.
When New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer & rock-star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is left at the altar, he vows to make every wedding as disastrous as his own. This Tony-nominated musical, based on the 1998 film, provides a hilarious homage to romance in the 1980s, sure to strike a chord with audiences of all ages!

June 26th – August 4th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Lead Instructor: Adam Goldstein



GRADES 7th-12th

Dive into the world of comedy and satire. Use physical play, improv, sketch writing, and performance technique all critical skills necessary to foster a unique point of view in comedy writing and performing. The class caps off with fully written sketches to be performed on the Wilmette Theatre Stage!

PERFORMANCE DATE  July 21st @ 7pm

July 10th – July 21st 

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Instructor: Tim Soszko



GRADES 9th-12th

The Summer Professional Intensive was designed in 2004 by Founder/Director Carole Dibo with a focus on helping high school students get inside the business with a curriculum that pushes them to an industry level of professionalism.  Monologue, scene study, accents and dialects, on camera, and voiceover are all covered.  Students have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to Casting Directors, Actors and Agents. The students conclude the 2 weeks with an audition ready monologue, headshots, and a showcase for family, friends and invited Chicago professionals.

BY AUDITION ONLY. Call the office to schedule a slot: 847.251.8710

August 7th – 18th

9:00am – 4:00pm

Showcase: Monday, August 21st (7:30pm, Edge Theater, Chicago)