(Grades 4th-12th)


SESSION RUNS June 19th – August 20th

Classes designed to be repeated for mastery

Page to Screen: Filmmaking for Youth

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.
This class fills VERY early. Don’t get shut out!

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 professional storyteller and actress, Stephanie Chavara or professional improviser, Tim Soszko. 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

Instructors: Stephanie Chavara & Tim Soszko


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.

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

AUDITIONS  Saturday, March 11th  /  5-8pm

CALLBACKS  Sunday, March 12th  /  6-9pm

PERFORMANCE DATES  August 4th & 5th  /  Times TBA

June 26th – August 4th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Lead Instructor: Adam Goldstein



GRADES 9th-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 (Times: TBA, Afternoon/evening)

Instructors: Carole Dibo & ATC Teaching Staff