Spring 2018 One & Two Day Workshops

Acting classes in Chicago & the North Shore

in theatre, musical theatre, on camera, audition technique, & more!

with Casting Director, Deb Dion

Top L.A Casting Director Deborah Dion returns for her once-a-year sell-out workshop.  Deborah has an unprecedented reputation for drawing out the best in actors young and old during the casting process.  Deb has worked on projects including Tim Burton’s forthcoming DumboMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Alice in Wonderland and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom.

This is not a job interview or audition.  The presence of a Casting Director is absolutely not a guarantee or promise of employment. The intent of this class is solely educational.

4th-8th GRADE – June 9/10 | 9am-1pm | $540

9th-12th GRADE – June 9/10 | 2pm-6pm | $540

ADULTS – June 11/12 | 6pm-10pm | $540

Breaking Into the Business
with Carole Dibo

Cut to the chase and learn first hand how to break in and work your way through the film, TV, and theatre business. Studio Founder Carole Dibo will share her years of experience in this invaluable workshop breaking down the who’s who and the do’s and don’t’s of a very complicated industry. This 1-day seminar is full of information that could otherwise take years to learn and will send each participant home with a valuable packet of information and contacts. A must for every actor. This class is appropriate for ages 12 and up. We always recommend parents accompany interested children, to get the most out of the workshop.

LOCATION: American Blues Theatre Rehearsal Studio: 4809 N. Ravenswood, Chicago


Sunday, May 20




Get the most out of saying the least.  This 4-hour workshop tackles how to make strong, bold, and specific choices for those challenging “5 and under” auditions.


Sunday, April 22

1pm – 5pm


ATC @ Victory Gardens Theatre:
Scene Study with Victory Gardens Casting Director: Laura Alcalá Baker

Explore and discover the details of a play’s structure, theme and characters through the lens of a scene. This two-day workshop will reinforce the skills you need to create honest believable performances.


Saturday, April 21 & 28