SUMMER 2018 YOUTH CLASSES
Classes designed to be repeated for mastery
Through well-known fairytales, this high-energy camp teaches age-appropriate acting skills. Through physical expression, improvisation and play this group will bond as a real theatre ensemble. Working together the group will create a play for friends and family on the last day of camp.
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 in early September.
This class fills VERY early. Don’t get shut out!
An introductory version of our wildly popular Teen Professional Summer Intensive, this boot camp prepares our young actors for the next step through monologue, improv, on-camera, and scene study work. Actors will learn the imperative and challenging art of working honestly and fearlessly with all mediums of acting.
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, to perform in a professional theatre in Chicago. Final performances the weekend of August 4.
This summer’s production will be announced by late December 2017
By audition only. Contact the office to schedule an audition time! 847.251.8710
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 for friends and family!
PERFORMANCE DATE July 20 @ 6pm
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 in early September.
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.
FINAL REQUIRED SHOWCASE: Monday, August 20 @ 7:30pm (Location: TBD Chicago)