ACTING CLASSES



Theatre Games (Level 1)

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Mondays 4:30-5:30pm
February 10 - April 14

9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6 

$175

K - 1st Grade

This fun-filled class will introduce beginning actors to the art of working together through theatre games and play techniques.  There will be an opportunity for parents to observe on the last day of class!

Instructor: Jonathan Mayo

Acting Through Imagination (Level 2)

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Tuesdays 4:30 – 6pm
February 11 – April 15

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 – Sun 4/6

$250

K - 1st Grade

Returning students embark on a journey through the imagination, bringing classic stories to life through dramatic storytelling and improvisation.  Students will learn to use their bodies and voices to transform stories into plays.  There will be an opportunity for parents to observe on the last day of class.

Prerequisite: Theatre Games and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Jonathan Mayo

Collaborative Creation (Level 1)

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Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm
February 11 - April 15 

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

 $325

2nd-3rd Grade

Discover, create, and perform! Students will devise an original play that will be performed on the final day of class.  The process will foster imagination, nurture self-confidence, and teach students to work as an ensemble.  Students will perform their work for friends and family on the final day of class!

Instructor: April-Dawn Gladu

Page to Stage (Level 2)

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Mondays 4:30 – 6:30pm
February 10 – April 14

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 – Sun 4/6

$325

 2nd-3rd Grade

The class invites returning students to work with text through kid-centered scenes from movies and plays. Students will learn the building blocks of bringing a scene to life and will perform their work for friends and family on the final day of class.

Prerequisite: Collaborative Creation and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Stephanie Chavara

 

Acting Division: Actor's Essentials (Level 1)

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Saturdays 12:30 - 2:30pm
February 8 - April 12

9 sessions
 

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

Class full--please call 847.251.8710 to be placed on waiting list

4th-6th Grade

This core acting class explores the most challenging beginning steps for a young actor. Students will tackle physical, vocal, and emotional approaches to three-dimensional characters.

Instructor: Lauren Pizzi

ACTING DIVISION: PERFORMANCE PROJECT (LEVEL 2)

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Saturdays 10am - 12pm
February 8 - April 12

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

 

4th-6th Grade

Returning students put acting skills on their feet by rehearsing and performing an age-appropriate piece of theatre. This class will culminate in a final performance for friends and family.

Prerequisite: Actor’s Essentials and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Lauren Pizzi

 

Improv Division: Improvising Through Games (Level 1)

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Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30pm 
February 13 - April 17

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

4th-6th Grade

Through short-form improv games, students will learn the value of saying “Yes, and” to every idea.  Students will learn to use their imaginations and, at the same time, hone their creative energy.  This class will culminate in a final short-form improvised performance for friends and family.

Instructor: Emily Claiborne

Improv Division: Improvising Through Scenes (Level 2)

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Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30pm
February 12 - April 16
 

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325
 

 

4th-6th Grade

Returning students will learn to create original scenes through long-form improvisation with a focus on believability, allowing humor to come from honest choices rather than “going for the joke”. This class will culminate in a final long-form improvised performance for friends and family.

Prerequisite: Improvising Through Games and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Kenny Metroff 

 

 

On-Camera Division: Basics (Level 1)

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Mondays 4:30-6:30pm
February 10 - April 14
9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6 

$325

4th-6th Grade

A specific skill set is required for a powerful, truthful on camera performance. This essential skills class provides a comprehensive overview of on-camera technique.  Students will shoot in our professional studio, work from actual industry copy, and analyze their work as it is played back each week.

On-Camera Division: Audition Technique (Level 2)

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Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm 
February 13 - April 17
9 sessions
 

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

4th-6th Grade

Working in TV and film is many an actors’ dream, but before booking the job, actors need to know how to stand out in an audition. This class provides students with the vital skills needed to make specific and bold choices that will create a lasting impression on casting directors.

Prerequisite: On-Camera Basics and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Ryan Kitley

 

Acting Division: The Power of "If" (Level 1)

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Sundays 1:45 - 3:45pm
February 9 - April 13

9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

CLASS FULL--PLEASE CALL 847.251.8710 TO BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST

7th-12th Grade 

Designed for aspiring young actors who are ready to work fearlessly from their emotional cores. Students will be challenged each week to bring their personal experiences to their work, using the power of “if."

Instructor: Adam Goldstein

Acting Division: Monologue/Cold Reading (Level 2)

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Sundays 11:30am - 1:30pm
February 9 - April 13


9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

7th-12th Grade

Get out of your own way and embrace the risks and vulnerability necessary to become a competitive actor. Students will learn the skills to weave the full life of the play within a monologue audition, as well as face a weekly audition challenge with callbacks and cold reading.

Prerequisite: Power of “If” and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Katherine Condit-Ladd

Acting Division: 10 Minute Plays (Level 3)

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Sundays 6:15 - 9:15pm
February 9 - April 13

9 sessions

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Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$450

7th-12th Grade

This class gives advanced students the opportunity to put training on its feet and embrace the challenge of tackling new work by using original 10-minute plays written specifically for youth.

10-Minute Play Festival at the Wilmette Theatre
Sunday, April 13 (Show time[s] TBA)
[Tech rehearsal: Saturday, April 12, 10am – 2pm]

Students must be available for tech and performance.

Prerequisite: Monologue/Cold Reading and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Ryan Kitley
 

Improv Division: Sketch Comedy (Level 1)

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Sundays 2-4pm
February 9 - April 13

9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

CLASS FULL--PLEASE CALL 847.251.8710 TO BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST

7th-12th Grade

Students will learn the art of creating sketch comedy. After going through the ATC improv curriculum, students are ready for the writing process -- from pitching ideas, to improvising, revising, and finally performing their original sketch comedy review on the final day of class for friends and family.

Instructor: Tim Soszko

Improv Division: Short & Long Form (Level 1 / 2)

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Saturdays 2:45-5pm
February 15- April 12
 

9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$325

Please note:  This class has been combined with our level 1 (Short-Form Improv) and will now begin 1 week later, on Saturday, February 15th.  An extra 15 minutes has been added to each class to make up the time.

7th-12th Grade

Through short-form improv games, students will learn the value of saying “Yes, and” to every idea. They will develop the ability to think on their feet and outside of the box. 

Students will also learn to create original scenes through long-form improvisation, with a focus on believability - allowing the humor to come from honest choices rather than "going for the joke.” This class will culminate in a final long-form improvised performance for friends and family.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Tim Soszko
 

Improv Division: Comedy Troupe (Level 3)

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Saturdays 5-7pm
February 8 - April 12

9 sessions
 
NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6
 

$325

PLEASE NOTE: time has changed since the brochure was printed.  This group now meets Saturdays from 5-7pm.

7th-12th Grade

The ATC Comedy Troupe represents our most advanced, handpicked improvisers who have proven ready to perform for the public. This troupe will write an original sketch comedy review, developed through improv, which will be showcased on Sunday, April 27 @ 7:30pm at the Wilmette Theatre.

By Audition Only.

Prerequisite for Audition: Long-Form Improv and Sketch Comedy

Instructor: Tim Soszko

On-Camera Division: Basics (Level 1)

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Saturdays 10am - 12:30pm
February 8 - April 12

9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6

$400

7th-12th GRADE

A specific skill set is required for a powerful, and truthful on camera performance. This essential skills class provides a comprehensive overview of on-camera technique. Students will shoot in our professional studio, work from actual industry copy, and analyze their work as it is played back each week.

Instructor: Mary Hollis Inboden

On-Camera Division: Audition Technique (Level 2)

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Sundays 2:30 - 5pm 
February 9 - April 13

9 sessions

NO CLASSES from
Mon 3/31 - Sun 4/6
 
$400

7th-12th Grade

Working in TV and film is many an actor's dream, but before booking the job, actors need to know how to stand out in an audition. This class provides students with the vital skills needed to make specific and bold choices that will create a lasting impression on casting directors.

Prerequisite: On-Camera Basics and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Ryan Kitley

 

"ATC has really helped me grow, not only as an actress, but as a person."

 

 

"Any show, class, or theatrical experience I've had can't compare to what I've learned at ATC. It has made me think about theatre in a whole new way."

 

 

"Milla has found a home at ATC.  Milla is being treated like an actor and not just a child.”

 

 

" My son is currently enrolled in your improv class. I cannot remember a class that he has ever taken that he has enjoyed more. He has already gotten so much out of this class after just one month!"

 

 

"We are so happy we found ATC!!! Elexa has said that it feels like home. She loves the classes because she is challenged, inspired and loves working with professionals (teachers and other students)."

 

 

"These classes are the highlight of her week, she wishes she could just do these every day, instead of going to school. We are really happy we found ATC."

 

 

"I have grown immensely since the beginning of this class - it was the best acting class - EVER!" 

 

 

"I wish I could go back in time and take the class all over again."

 

 

"My husband and I both could not get over the professionalism and poise of these young performers

 

 

"I love taking poems and making them into plays because it is fun, and I like being a team.!"

 

 

"Annabelle ADORES your class!   Acting Thru Imagination is one of the highlights of her week.”

 

 

"'Thank you' is nowhere near adequate to express the gratitude I feel for the experience you have put together with the creation of Actors Training Center. Your school has been exactly what we have been looking for during the last several years."

 

 

"I have the impression that at some point we will see professional actors who are in the national spotlight, that will have roots at ATC and who will attribute their success to ATC, much the same way that Second City has built a similar reputation for itself in that regard."