NOTE: There is rehearsal on July 4th for both producctions.
June 17th - July 12th
Monday - Friday
Friday, July 12th @ 8:00 PM
Sat, July 13th @ 2:00 PM
Sun, July 14th @ 2:00 PM
June 24th - July 19th
Monday - Friday
Friday, July 19th @ 8:00 PM
Sat, July 20th @ 2:00 PM
Sun, July 21st @ 2:00 PM
Instructor: Janet Louer
$1300 (one show)
(entering) 7th-12th Grade
This four-week intensive challenges the committed musical theatre actor under the direction of ATC Musical Theater Director Janet Louer. Two casts of actors will each workshop a popular musical. Performance Playhouse focuses on the actor’s elements of the production: acting, singing, and dancing. Shows will be performed on the Wilmette Theatre stage. Program by audition only.
AUDITIONS ARE COMPLETED Except for young male actors for 13 - The Musical. Young male actors can call ATC at 847-251-8710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition slot.
Taught by Janet Louer
Watch clips online of Performance Playhouse's Workshop production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF below!
July 22nd - August 2nd
Monday - Friday
10:00 - 2:00 PM
(9:00-2:00 PM during second week)
Film Premiere: Aug 11 @ 5:00 PM
Grade level: (entering) 4th-5th and 6th-8th Grade
This unique summer program creates two original ﬁlms straight from the students’ imaginations, utilizing
improv, screenwriting, and creative drama. The ensemble of young actors will shoot their original ﬁlms under the direction of a professional videographer and their core acting instructors. Students are encouraged to look at the world around them and ﬁnd what moves them as actors and writers. Their ﬁlms will be screened for the public at the Wilmette Theatre on Aug. 11th.
Monday - Friday
Final Performance: July 19th @ 11 AM
Grade level: (entering) 1st-3rd Grade
Students will begin the day watching a different award-winning short ﬁlm (specially chosen for ages 5-9) on the movie screen at the Wilmette Theatre.. Students will then bring the ﬁlm to life through imagination and play, using music, art, improvisational games, and acting.
Taught by Stephanie Chavara
Aug 4th - Aug 19th
Mandatory Prep Class:
Sunday Aug 4th
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 4:00 PM
Mon, August 19th @ 7:00 PM
Grade level: (entering) 9th-12th Grade
Get inside the business with this popular and professional intensive. In addition to strengthening monologue, on- camera, improv, voice technique, and scene study skills, students will have the unique opportunity to revise their resumes and take new headshots under the guidance of leading industry professionals. Students will have the chance to interface with Chicago agents and casting directors. The class will culminate in a showcase for invited industry professionals so students can launch their professional careers with conﬁdence and connections.
By Audition Only - call the office for an appointment 847-251-8710 or email email@example.com.
Prerequisite: Approval of Studio Director.
Taught by Carole Dibo
Watch past Summer Intensive teens talk about "Why ATC Is Important To Them!"
Aug. 5 - 16
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade level: (entering) 6th-8th Grade
This two week training program focusing on skills applicable in the professional acting industry. Through monologue, improv, on-camera, and scene study work, actors will learn the imperative and challenging art of working honestly and fearlessly. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of industry professionals at “Friday talkbacks.”
Adam Goldstein (Acting)
Philip Markle (Improv)
Doug McDade (On-Camera)
Read-Through: TBD in early August.
Shooting: Tuesdays and Thursdays
8/13, 8/15, 8/20, 8/227:00-10:00 PM
Film Premiere: TBD in early September.
Adult Class (Ages 17+)
TO AUDITION: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-251-8710. Auditions will be held at date TBD in July.
This summer, ATC will be producing a short independant comedy film written and directed by David Singer. A Knock At The Door is the story of a local woman gathering signatures for a referendum who gets a glimpse of the bizarre, twitchy underbelly of her placid suburban community. Production will take place over four nights, with students committing to one read-thru/rehearsal in early August and the film premiere in early September. The film will shoot in the homes of some of the participants - and will likely seem as much like a rotating party as an artistic endeavor. This guarantees to be valuable experience making a real film AND a terrific time.
Taught by David Singer (Videographer)
"I can tell you that BOTH of my children said it was the BEST CAMP EVER!!! They have both gone to several different camps over the years and have attended ok camps, good camps, great camps but this camp tops it off. Even with great camps they have been to in the past, at the end of the session they are ready to move on. Not with your camp. Your staff is extraordinary and should know just how much they touch the kids lives!!!! They are anxiously awaiting next year's camp." -- Denise Leondis, Parent
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"I am particularly wowed by the depth of the process and developmentally-appropriate fun. During the month, I heard a lot about the explosions, kooky characters and karate kicks that were featured in The Dome. It is a real credit to you that you paired that kiddie humor with a meaningful story line, interesting character development and collaborative work process. WOW! Furthermore, the final performances were exceptional and entertaining. I was touched by the serious adolescent themes that the older group tackled. It seems every child in both performances had something important to say. The supportive and festive atmosphere, the terrific camerawork, the high-talent staff – you exceeded expectations in every way! Sincere thanks and encouragement to keep up the inspirational and important work."
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"When I drop off our kids, they burst out of my car with smiles on their faces, ready to go. I think that this says so much about you and your classes. They all take dance and voice and do their plays, but the instruction they receive from you makes them the performers that they want to be." -- Parent
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"I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with ATC. I wish every child had the opportunity to experience your outstanding program."
"I learned more in this class than in 7 years of acting."
"WOW!!! All I can say is "Wow!""
"I don't think I have ever grown in such a short amount of time."
"I learned to use my imagination and that every idea is a good idea."
"I got so much out of my improv class at ATC. It helped me with confidence, risk-taking, improv-abilities, and acting in general - the whole shebang."
"We attended your Repertory performance of "Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, and I must tell you that this was an incredible delightful surprise. Your production was just great...GREAT voices, costumes, originality, very creative.
I emailed 20 friends about it. Keep up the good work! - Harold & Elsa
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