Rachel Brosnahan

House of Cards



Melanie Neilan

Steppenwolf: Russian Transport



Katie Chang

 The Bling Ring



Alina Taber

Chicago PD



Emily Chang

Chicago Shakespeare:  Seussical The Musical


See them all on our "Wall of Fame"...




ADAM (Acting, Voice) has directed several shows this year at theatres like Next Theatre, Side Project and Redtwist.  He's also dialect/vocal coached over a DOZEN shows this year, including the upcoming IRONBOUND at Steppenwolf!   
MARY HOLLIS (On Camera) is performing in HAIR with American Theatre Company!
APRIL-DAWN's (2nd-3rd Grade) musical adaptation of THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTENGALE now playing in Dutchess County, New York!
KATHERINE(Acting) can be seen in CARRIE THE MUSICAL with Bailiwick Chicago.
LAUREN (Acting) can soon been seen in DORIAN with House Theatre!
KENNY (Improv) performs regularly with THE pH COMEDY THEATER and has a play which will soon be produced there as well!
STEPHANIE (Storytelling, 2nd-3rd grade) is part of the three-person cast of Charles Ives take me home at Strawdog Theatre!
TIM (Improv) is currently in post-production for a pilot of the Tim & Micah Project, his hilarious, turtlenecked, sketch comedy duo!
RYAN (On-Camera, Acting) has several projects currently--check him out in the upcoming features, Hunter, Dig Two Graves and the short film A Short Break.

Fall Programs

Fall Classes »


K-12th Grades (9 weeks)

October 11 - December 18

Adults  (6 weeks)

November 3 - December 18 


Special Workshops

Special Workshops »
TV / Film Intensive w/pr casting associate lauren phillips
(4th-8th and 9th-12th Grade)
Saturday, September 6th  /  9am-1pm (4th -8th grade)
Saturday, September 6th  /  2pm-6pm (9th-12th grade)
PR Casting has been a leader in the Chicago film community for over 20 years, so we are very excited to have PR Casting Associate Lauren Phillips teach this Film and TV Intensive. Lauren will get to the heart of how to rock a film/TV audition with pre-assigned scenes, recording, playback and analysis of the student`s work. This is a unique opportunity to have someone from one of the busiest casting offices in Chicago show you what the "other side of the table" looks for in a casting room. Learn how to deliver better on camera auditions in order to increase your chances of booking.
(3rd-5th and 6th-8th Grade)
Sunday, September 21st  /  9am-1pm (3rd-5th grade)
Sunday, September 21st  /  2pm-6pm (6th-8th grade)
Top talent agent Jenny Wilson's years of experience representing young talent gives her a keen eye for training. She will take students through the key steps of auditioning for commercials (slates, interviews, single-person copy, and one liners) as well as give everyone time to ask questions about the business. You don't want to miss this special opportunity to hone your craft with a pro.
(7th-12th grade)
Saturday, September 27th &  Sunday, September 28th  /  3:30-5:30pm
Do you shudder when an audition notice says: “must dance”? This class is for everyone who answers the question, “Do you dance?” by saying, “I...move well.” Master basic musical theatre dance steps and phrases that make up many musical theatre auditions, using a straightforward, precise approach.
(9th-12th Grade & Adult)
Sunday, October 5th  /  10am-4pm
This program, led by Carole Dibo and Janet Louer, provides a forum to identify, clarify and take the anxiety out of choosing the right school.  Parent and student wil spend the morning together receiving a detailed overview of the differences and benefits of specific programs and the choice between a conservatory and a liberal arts program.  Then, after a break for lunch, parents can feel free to ask questions of the instructors while students attend a talkback with recent graduate of various programs.

"ATC kids come in with a special brand of confidence and ease. When I reach out to ATC for recommendations they send us talented, unique and prepared kids." – AJ LINKS, PR CASTING

"Carole Dibo is a Chicago treasure and the students at ATC are fortunate that she has this school in their community." - MITCHELL GOSSETT, SENIOR PRESIDENT, CESD TALENT

“ATC is the place I go when I'm looking for talent. Their track record is unbeatable." –ADAM BELCUORE, CASTING DIRECTOR, THE GOODMAN THEATRE

"As always when I am seeking a special young performer, I contacted The Actors Training Center. And, as always, they did not disappoint. Janet Louer's suggestion that we see Emily Chang was spot-on, and we could not be more thrilled she will be playing Jojo in Chicago Shakespeare's summer production of SEUSSICAL." -- BOB MASON, CASTING DIRECTOR (CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE)

"ATC corners the market on teaching and training young people."-- ERICA DANIELS, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (STEPPENWOLF)

"ATC offers the best actor training for teens and young adults in the Midwest. Carole sets the bar high, which will always make ATC the first stop when looking for young talent in Chicago."-- GEOFFREY SOFFER, NEW YORK CASTING DIRECTOR (UGLY BETTY)

"ATC is better than most of what we have out here in Los Angeles."-- DEBORAH DION, L.A. CASTING DIRECTOR