Actor's Trifecta

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Saturday, May 17th
9:00am – 5:00pm / 7th-Adult


7th- Adults

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 theatre happen look for in an audition.

 Instructors: Adam Belcuore, Erica Daniels, Bob Mason

Breaking Into the Business

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Saturday, May 31st
10am – 2:00pm

$75 per individual
$125 parent + youth


Open to students ages 13+ and parents.


Ages 13 to Adult

Cut to the chase and learn firsthand how to break in and work your way through the 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 the do's and don'ts of a very complicated industry. Guest speakers will include some of the industry's top professionals.  This 1-day seminar is full of information that woudl take years to learn.  A must for every actor.

Highlights of the Workshop:

  • Casting Directors and the Audition Process
  • Where to Find Auditions
  • Marketing Tools
  • How to Get an Agent
  • Unions …and more



L.A. Film Intensive

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2 sessions, June 8-15


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Class dates changed due to professional commitment--see new dates below


3rd Grade through Adult

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.

3rd-5th grade  /  Wed. June 11 & Fri. June 13  /  4:30-6:30pm  /  $400

6th-8th grade  /  Tue. June 10 & Thu. June 12  /  4:30-8:30pm  /  $525

9th-12th grade  /  Sat. June 14 & Sun. June 15  /  2-6pm  /  $525

Adults  /  Sun. June 8 & Mon. June 9  /  6-10pm  /  $525

Instructor: Deborah Dion

"It is important to me to have the talent I represent learn from actual casting directors who are working in the city. That is why I recommend classes at ATC, that are taught by casting directors like Steppenwolf's Erica Daniels, and TPR's Mickie Paskal and Jennifer Rudnicke."-- DAWN GRAY, PRESIDENT, GRAY TALENT GROUP
"Well I thank you once again for having me to your monologue workshop.  I ended up auditioning for, and getting, that part Erica mentioned she had for me!  Woo hoo!"
"My daughter came home with a notebook full of information, personal critiques to work on and it boosted her confidence on camera."
"As a mom it makes me feel very proud when a director tells me over the phone, "Your daughter is very talented." I have YOU to thank for helping her use her talents!"
"I took a workshop at ATC and an agent came and saw me.  That's how I got an agent."
"You will take away more than you can imagine. Don't miss these workshops!"
"Going into auditions after these workshops, I feel there is so much more within me to pull from."
"I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much my daughter enjoyed the weekend workshop. Your instructors were so knowledgeable and caring. She just booked the lead title role in a short film. While prepping for her audition, she had her notebook out to review her notes from the course. It really built her knowledge base for on-camera."
"Sage came home both days beyond enthusiastic about everything she had learned, and absolutely LOVED Deborah’s ‘warmth and encouragement’ (her words, not mine!).  She had a big audition the following week and was cast in the role she wanted, so please let Deborah know she must have taught those little ones well!"
"I could even see a difference after the first day in how my daughter prepared for the next day's scenes."