Workshops

Winter/Spring Semester Workshops 2021

Our workshops will run virtually. 

Studio Spring Break: March 22nd - April 4th

Join ATC’s faculty of Special Guest Industry Professionals from LA, New York, Chicago, and beyond for a concentrated approach to real-world auditioning, self-taping, and more!  For youth & adult actors of all experience levels.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Workshops with casting and industry professionals are not job interviews or auditions. The presence of a Casting Director is absolutely not a guarantee or promise of employment. The intent of these workshops are solely educational.

  • Scene Study Workshop w/Goodman Theatre's Managing Producer, Adam Belcoure

    December 5th, 12th, & 19th

    Ages: 

    17 - up

    Learn how to get out of your head and into a scene. In this industry, it is vital to deliver a compelling scene no matter if you’ve worked with your scene partner dozens of times or are just meeting them for the first time. Adam will teach you how to connect authentically and get out of your own way to tell your most convincing story.

    Course Price

    $225

    Time

    Saturdays
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Broadway Bound w/Broadway Actor, Nick Blaemire, Broadway Casting Director, Kaitlyn Shaw, & more

    January 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st

    Ages: 

    10+

    ATC's Broadway Audition Workshop.

    Over the course of the four weeks, students will refine their professional musical theatre audition technique.

    Interested students should submit a headshot and resume to programs@actorstrainingcenter.com

    Course Price

    $375

    Time

    Sundays
    2:00-4:30pm

  • Breaking into the Business

    January 10th

    Ages: 

    Open To All

    This workshop covers everything from where an actor falls on the "Industry Food Chain" to how to format a resume! Get the skinny on who hires who, how to get an agent, what casting directors look for & how actors that "made it" made it. Bridge the gap from where you are to where you can be by simply knowing the players. Perfect for the novice or seasoned actor looking to brush up on current industry expectations.

    Recommended for actors & parents alike.

    Course Price

    $95

    Time

    Sunday
    5:00-7:30pm

  • No Agent, No Problem

    January 12th, 19th, & 26th

    Ages: 

    18+

    In this 3-week course, taught by rotating roster for industry professionals, students will learn how to find and get auditions without an agent, and how to make a competitive self taped audition Take your career into your own hands and start booking jobs on your own.

    Course Price

    $185

    Time

    Tuesdays
    7:00-9:00pm

  • Nailing the Commercial Audition

    January 16th & 23rd

    Ages: 

    7-10

    In this two-week course, students will learn the nuance of auditioning for commercials, the bread and butter an of actor's career. We will combine practical audition skills with strong on-camera technique to feel confident going into any audition and nailing their next self tape.

    Course Price

    $125

    Time

    Saturdays
    2:00-4:00pm

  • Disney/Nick Auditions

    January 21st & 28th

    Ages: 

    11-14

    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 while tackling some of your favorite television scripts.

    Course Price

    $125

    Time

    Thursdays
    5:00-7:00pm

  • Sharpen Your Shakespeare w/Bob Mason, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Casting Director

    January 21st & 28th

    Ages: 

    15-18

    Whether you're going to be auditioning for college theatre programs or just a have penchant for The Bard...this class boils down and explores the heightened language, reality, and metaphors that many actors fear when approaching Shakespeare. Students will learn to enjoy finding clues in the text that help build character and strong relationships.

    Course Price

    $125

    Time

    Thursdays
    7:00-9:00pm

  • Storefront Theatre Lab w/Kirsten Fitzgerald, of Red Orchid & more

    January 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th

    Ages: 

    18+

    This 4-week workshop welcomes guests from Chicago's top Storefront Theatre companies: Red Orchid, Boho Theatre, and more.

    Each week students will gain a deeper understanding of each theatre through q+a sessions. They'll get to keep the audition skills sharp by presenting material and workshopping it with Chicago's finest theatre makers.

    Course Price

    $225

    Time

    Wednesdays
    7:00-9:00pm

  • Masterclass w/Matilda Szydagis of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Feb 24th, March 3rd, 10th, & 17th

    Ages: 

    16-20

    Join us for this special opportunity to work with Matilda Szydagis (Marvlous Mrs. Maisel.) In this 4 week Masterclass, students will learn the importance of nailing a written piece and the importance of creating your own work. Each week student will workshop a new monologue or scene with Matilda while also learning about her incredible journey in the industry as actor, director, writer and producer.

    Course Price

    $350

    Time

    Wednesdays
    5:00-7:30pm

programs@actorstrainingcenter.com
1159 Wilmette Ave, Suite 8
Wilmette, IL 60091
847.251.8710

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