Adam Goldstein & Jerrell Henderson
Adam Goldstein (Director) has a long history with ATC and is in his tenth year of service to the
studio as an acting, musical theatre, and vocal technique instructor. He is an Assistant Professor of
Theatre in the CMT department at Northeastern Illinois University where he serves as Artistic Director of
Stage Center Theatre at the campus. Previously at ATC: Tuck Everlasting, Mamma Mia, 9 to 5, The
Wedding Singer, Big, Recent NEIU Credits: High Fidelity, Marisol, Nuevas Voces 2018, 2019 (Stage
Center Theatre @ NEIU); Recent Professional Credits: A Lady’s Guide to Mountains (Piven); Xanadu,
Caroline, or Change, (Columbia College), The Gilded Age (City Lit); The Light in the Piazza (NCC); The
Size of the World (Redtwist); What to Listen For (Side Project), 22 Mistakes (Next Theatre), South of
Settling (Steppenwolf); 25 th Annual…The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and The Mistakes Madeline Made
(Northwestern); Up, Sick?, Lullaby, Harmless, and Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (Bristol Riverside Theatre).
In Development: Lady’s Guide to Mountains by MT Cozzola, Pigsville by Alvaro Saar Rios, Waterway
by Jenni Lamb. Other Development: Blackjack by Roger Mason (Steep); The Great Writer by John
Herrera (South Bend Civic). Assistant Directing: Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Court, and Hartford
Stage. Prior to his time at NEIU, Adam served on faculty at Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern
University, and North Central College. Additionally, Adam is one of Chicago’s leading accents and
dialects coaches with credits at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Court, Northlight, and many others. MFA-
Directing, Northwestern, BFA-Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Thanks always to EMH and
Jerrell L. Henderson is a director and teaching artist. Recent directing credits include CAGED at Passage Theatre and In The Red And Brown Water at Northwestern University. Other credits include Red Summer: A New American Play with Music by Shepsu Aakhu and Andy White with MPAACT Theatre & Fleetwood-Jordain Theatre and The Freaks Of Mercy by Joel Drake Johnson at Chicago Dramatists: The Saturday Series. Upcoming productions include Salt Pepper Ketchup at InterAct Theatre, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs with Eclipse Theatre, and Untitled with Inis Nua Theatre. As an assistant director, Jerrell has worked with Victory Gardens Theater, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre. As an educator, Jerrell has taught and directed at several institutions including Illinois State University, Northwestern University, and The University of the Arts. He received a BA in Theatre Arts from The Pennsylvania State University, an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University, is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a member of Victory Gardens Directors Inclusion Initiative, 2017-2018.
About the course
This class is audition-only...
ATC is pleased to announce our Arts in Action program! This audition-only class is designed for the young performer who is looking to take their work to the next level by collaborating in an intensive ensemble that meets twice weekly from September through May. The class will be split up into 4 units where students will experience every part of the creative process from reading and analyzing text, building a character, and carefully crafting a performance all while learning to hone their unique artistic voice. The students will learn to widen the scope of theatrical literature they are familiar with expanding their knowledge and exposing themselves to new voices. Our culminating performance will be followed by a post-production unit where ATC will welcome special guest instructors leading the charge in theatre for social justice.
Tuesdays from 7:00 PM - 9:00PM, Saturdays from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
This class meets twice weekly. Tuesdays are always virtual, Saturdays will be taught in person using safe social distance procedures as weather permits.
Part 1 - Tuesdays virtual, Saturdays in person
October 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, and 27th (4 weeks)
Part 2 - All Virtual
November 3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, December 1st, 5th, 8th and 12th. (5 weeks)
Part 3 - All Virtual
February 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th (4 weeks)
Part 4 - Begins virtually and will transition to in person as it is safe to do so
April 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 24th, 27th, May 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th. (6 weeks)
No class on October 31st, November 24th and 27th
December 13th - February 5th
March 1st - April 5th
Virtual auditions and interviews will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 by appointment only. To schedule your audition, e-mail