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Professional Summer Intensive (PSI)

The Professional Summer Intensive (PSI) 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 & dialects, and on camera technique are all covered. As part of their professional preparation, this intensive includes a session with a top headshot photographer. The students conclude the 2 weeks in a showcase for family, friends and invited Chicago professionals.

By audition only -- Email: for audition appointments.

Comedy Lab

Dive into the world of comedy and satire. Use physical play, improv, sketch writing, and performance technique - all critical skills to foster a unique point of view in comedy writing and performing. This class caps off with fully written sketches to be performed for friends and family.

Actors Boot Camp

The precursor to our wildly popular teen Professional Summer Intensive (PSI), this boot camp prepares our young actors for the next step.

Through monologue, improv, on-camera, scene study & more, actors will learn the imperative and challenging art of working honestly and fearlessly in all mediums of acting.

Page to Screen

Our unique summer program gives students the platform to write, create, and act in original films straight from the students' imaginations.

Over the course of two weeks students write, rehearse and film their pieces with a professional crew. Following post-production editing, this class culminates in a screening event and a downloadable link for your home movie collection.

This class fill early, secure your spot today!

Broadway Bootcamp

Broadway Bootcamp is a jam-packed camp of fun-filled singing, dancing, and acting!

Over the course of the five days students will work together on group choreography and vocals from Broadway's Frozen, Hairspray, Beauty and The Beast, and more. Actors will have the opportunity to shine as solo performers.

Friends and family will be invited to join on the last day of camp for a star-studded performance.

Page to Stage

Join us for a fun-filled week-long camp where students write, create, and act in their own short play. They'll create unique characters and storylines weaving together ideas from their own imaginations.

Friends and family will be invited to join on the last day of camp to see the final show.

Musical Theatre Intensive (MTI)

Our acclaimed summer intensive will be diving into the hilarious 3-time TONY winning Broadway Musical Urinetown!

Our program has been expanded in recent years, for a more complete professional training and performance experience:

Week 1: An immersive bootcamp that will cover crucial acting, singing, and dancing technique with Chicago's top professionals.
Weeks 2-5: Put those skills to work in rehearsing this complex work featuring incredible storytelling, building satirical characters and tackling the intricate score.
Week 6: Students prepare in Tech Week (may include altered times) for their final performances, July 30th and 31st!

By audition only -- New Student Audition Date: Friday, February 19th 5-8pm
Email: to reserve your Audition Appointment today!
1159 Wilmette Ave, Suite 8
Wilmette, IL 60091

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