SUMMER ACTING CAMPS



Movies Alive!

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Monday - Friday, 9am-Noon
 
June 22 - July 3
 

$525

ENTERING GRADES 1 - 3 

Students will begin the day watching a different award-winning short film (specifically chosen for ages 5-9) and will then bring the film to life through imagination and play, using music, art, improvisational games, and acting.

Instructor: TBD

Page to Screen

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Monday - Friday, 9am -1 pm
 
July 20 - July 31
 
Red Carpet Premiere:
Weekend in September TBA 
 

$850

ENTERING GRADES 4 - 8 (2 sections, seperated by age)

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.

Instructors: TBA

Actors Tool Box

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Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm
 
July 6 - July 17
 
$625 

ENTERING GRADES 6 - 8

This two-week training program focuses 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.  

 

Musical Theatre Intensive Show 1

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Monday - Friday, 8:30am-2pm
 

June 22 - July 10

FINAL PERFORMANCES:
Weekend of 7/11 - 7/12
 
$1475

SHOW 1 -- TBa (entering Grades 6-12)

Shows under consideration: Pippin, Godspell, Wedding Singer, Chorus Line, Heathers

This three week intensive challenges the committed musical theatre actor under the direction of ATC Musical Theatre Director, Janet Louer.  A cast of actors will workshop a popular musical.  The intensive 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.

By Audition Only

Auditions will be held on Monday, February 16th from 4-6pm.  Email fredo@actorstrainingcenter.com for an appointment.

Instructor: Janet Louer

Musical Theatre Intensive Show 2

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Monday - Friday, 1:30-7pm
July 13 - July 31
FINAL PERFORMANCES:
Weekend of 8/1 - 8/2
 
$1475
 

 

Show 2 -- TBA (entering GraDES 6-12)

Shows under consideration: Pippin, Godspell, Wedding Singer, Chorus Line, Heathers

This three week intensive challenges the committed musical theatre actor under the direction of ATC Musical Theatre Director, Janet Louer.  A cast of actors will workshop a popular musical.  The intensive 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.
 By Audition Only
Auditions will be held on Monday, February 16th from 4-6pm.  Email fredo@actorstrainingcenter.com for an appointment.
 

Professional Teen Summer Intensive

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Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
August 3 - 14
 

Final Showcase:
Monday, August 17, Time TBA

$1625

ENTERING GRADES 9 - 12

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 with Approval of Studio Director

(Call [847.251.8710] or email [info@actorstrainingcenter.com] the office to set up an audition)

Building Trust, Love & Presence (Level 1)

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Mondays 7-10pm
May 19 - June 22

5 sessions

$280

 

Adults (18+)  

Whether you're a first time actor, a seasoned professional, or someone returning after years away, this class will reinforce the foundational skills of acting: building trust with the audience and your scene partner, learning to have confidence in your instincts, operating from a place of vulnerability and bravery and finding the truth in every performance.

Instructor: Jay Worthington

 

Text & Subtext (Level 2)

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Tuesdays 7-10pm
May 19 – June 23

5 sessions

NO CLASS from
Mon 3/31 to Sun 4/6

$280

 Adult (18+)

Learn what to look for in a scene when building a role.  Go through each scene moment to moment and start digging for the heart of it.  The course will largely be concerned with creating organic simple performances, underpinned by huge personalization and emotional life and will focus on each actor bringing themself to the work--actors will learn how to play themselves in the circumstances of someone else as opposed to the idea of creating a character.  This is really were we begin to learn how organic this work is and how much of "us" can be allowed to live in it. 

 

Prerequisite: Level 1 and Instructor Approval

Instructor: Jay Worthington

Your staff is extraordinary and should know just how much they touch the kid’s lives!!!!"
 
 
"I want to thank you for your efforts in the exceptional Stage to Screen program. Grace enjoyed every part of it!”
 
 
"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 [in Stage to Screen]. WOW!  The supportive and festive atmosphere, the terrific camerawork, the high-talent staff – you exceeded expectations in every way!"


"[My daughter] has come home with such energy and excitement and cannot wait to come the next week."
 
 
"Thank you for providing [my son] with such an incredible experience and for showing him the rewards of working hard."
 
 
"When I drop off our kidsthey 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.”
 
 
The instruction they receive from you makes them the performers that they want to be."
 
 
"I absolutely love your insight and advice to the kids. It sounds like they are gaining not only first-rate acting skills -- but lasting and essential life-skills, as well.
 
 
"[My daughter] is so proud of the ‘new her’ (the same fabulous her as before but with a new confidence)."
 
 
"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."
 
 
"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."