Rachel Brosnahan

House of Cards



Katie Chang

 The Bling Ring



Alina Taber

Chicago PD



Emily Chang

Chicago Shakespeare:  Seussical The Musical


See them all on our "Wall of Fame"...




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) is currently rehearsing a role in CARRIE THE MUSICAL with Bailiwick Chicago.
LAUREN (Acting) can soon been seen in THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY 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!

Summer Programs

Summer Classes »

2 to 4 week sessions, June 16 - August 15
Offered for students 1st -12th Grade.

  • Movies Alive (1st-3rd)
  • Page to Screen (4th-8th, 2 sections)
  • Actors Toolbox (6-8th)
  • Musical Theatre Intensive (6-8th & 9-12th)
  • Prof. Teen Intensive (9th-12th) 

Special Workshops

Special Workshops »


Saturday, May 17th 

You won’t want to miss this unprecedented workshop taught by Chicago’s trio of top theatre casting directors. Each student will work a classical monologue with Bob Mason (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), and a comedic and dramatic monologue with either Adam Belcuore (Goodman Theatre) or Erica Daniels (Steppenwolf Theatre). Learn to respect the demands of each medium and what the Casting Directors who make Chicago theater happen look for in an audition.



(Ages 13+ and parents)
Saturday, May 31st
$75 individual / $125 parent + youth

Cut to the chase and learn firsthand how to break in and work your way through the Chicago film, TV and theatre business. Studio Director Carole Dibo will share her years of experience in this invaluable workshop breaking down the who's who and do's and don't's of a very complicated industry. Guest speakers will include some of Chicago's top professionals. This 1-day seminar is full of information that would take years to learn. A must for every actor.

LA FILM INTENSIVE w/ Casting Director Deborah Dion


June 8-15 (2 sessions per age group)
$400-$525 (dependent on age group)
L.A. Casting Director Deborah Dion returns to ATC to teach her exclusive, sell-out-in-a-minute workshop!

Deborah Dion works with top directors in the industry and has an unprecedented reputation for drawing out the best in actors young and old.  Learn what and what not to do in the room with cold reads and prepared material.  Deb's casting projects include Moonrise Kingdom, I Don't Know How She Does It, The Last Airbender, Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


"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 Shakespear'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