YOUTH CLASSES

(Grades 2nd – 12th)

 

SESSION RUNS April 22nd – May 18th (4 weeks)

ACTING, THEATRE, MUSICAL THEATRE, ON CAMERA AND MORE FOR CHICAGO & THE NORTH SHORE!

Classes designed to be repeated for mastery

Little Actors (Grades 2nd-3rd)

CREATE A PLAY

This action-packed workshop teaches and refines important acting skills through physical expression and character work.  Working together as an ensemble, the group will work towards creating a play for friends and family on the last day of class.

Thursdays | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
April 27th – May 18th, 4 weeks
$160

Grades 4th – 6th

 

Acting

ACTORS BOOT CAMP

This class is an efficient and effective way for young actors to try various acting technique and disciplines.  Age appropriate monologues and scenes will be used to cover cold reading, scene study and character development.

Sundays | 11:00am – 1:00pm
April 23rd – May 14th, 4 weeks
$160

THE ART OF THE DISNEY/NICK AUDITION

Grades 4th-8th

It takes skill to let go of your inhibitions and find the right balance of energy to perform over-the-top comedy.  This class will help you find the life inside the characters of Disney and Nickelodeon.

Saturdays | 12:15pm – 2:15pm

April 22nd – May 13th, 4 weeks

$160

Grades 7th– 12th

 

Acting

THE ART OF THE DISNEY/NICK AUDITION

Grades 4th-8th

It takes skill to let go of your inhibitions and find the right balance of energy to perform over-the-top comedy.  This class will help you find the life inside the characters of Disney and Nickelodeon.

Saturdays | 12:15pm – 2:15pm

April 29th – May 20th, 4 weeks

$160

SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE

This workshop boils down and explores the heightened language, reality and metaphors that many actors fear when approaching Shakespeare.  Enjoy finding clues in the text that help build character and strong relationships.

Saturdays | 12:45pm – 2:45pm

April 29th – May 27th, 4 weeks

(NO CLASS MAY 13)

$160

ACCENTS & DIALECTS TOOLBOX

The Accents and Dialects Toolbox workshop will offer students an approach to dialects and accents used in theatre, film, and TV.  Students will come away with the confidence to deliver honest, authentic characters from anywhere in the world.

Saturdays | 10:30am – 12:30pm

April 22nd – May 13th, 4 weeks

$160

STAGE TO SCREEN CALIBRATION

Students will prepare the same scenes for both stage and screen, learning to calibrate their performance for each medium while deepening their work by finding their character’s actions, objectives, and relationship to the arc of the scene.

Sundays | 3:30pm – 6:00pm

April 23rd – May 14th, 4 weeks

$200

MUSICAL THEATRE SCENE STUDY

Students will focus on scenes from great musicals that move into song as if they were given that role in the play.  Spend four weeks mastering this critical musical theatre skill.

Sundays | 1:15pm – 3:15pm

April 23rd – May 14th, 4 weeks

$190

SKETCH COMEDY WRITING

This 4-week workshop introduces students to the art of creating sketch comedy in the style of shows like Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer, and Key & Peele. Students will cover good writing habits and the various structures of sketch comedy to methods of generating material and how to pitch those ideas to a group. Students will spend their last day of class participating in CPS:Comedy Prep School at Stage 773 in Chicago, participating in a variety of workshops, seeing a professional comedy show and showing each other their work.

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Dates: April 22, April 29, May 6 @ Actors Training Center (1122 Central Ave, Wilmette)  /  12:45-2:45

FINAL CLASS: May 13 @ Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago)  /  9am-6pm

Saturdays April 22 – May 6 | 12:45-2:45pm 

FINAL CLASS  |  May 13, 9am-6pm @ Stage 773

April 22nd – May 13th, 4 weeks

$200