Wheaton Drama is proud to offer quality, affordable theater classes. During each session, students will engage in exploration of the performing arts. Guided by experienced Wheaton Drama members, including former professional entertainers, students will learn about acting and stagecraft.

Fall and Spring 2015/2016 Workshop 

We provide classes in acting technique, music,dance, and technical theatre.  Our program accepts children at all levels oftheatre experience, from grade 1 through 12.

Children enjoy instruction designed for their age group, and delivered by a staff of highly trained instructors with extensive experience in their areas.

First Through Eighth Grade
Young performers will learn basic onstage and acting techniques while they develop their imagination and creativity. All children will have a blast as they explore acting through a series of theater and improvisational games. This ensemble-building class will foster each student’s self-esteem and help them become independent thinkers both on and off the stage.

Program instructor Anne Marie Irey has been involved in theater for over 20 years. She minored in Theater at Saint Mary’s College and earned her Master’s of Education degree at DePaul University. Anne Marie is an alumna of The Second City and spent several years performing improv in Chicago. Recently, she taught fourth grade at Sacred Heart, where she founded an after-school drama program.

Two six-week sessions will be offered this winter and spring at Wheaton Drama Theater. (Discount if you register for both classes.)

All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:
Grades k – 4 4.00 pm – 4.55 pm
Grades 5 – 8 5.00 pm – 5.55 pm

Fall 2015:
Session 1 Sept 8 – October 13 (make up Oct 20)
Session 2 Nov 3 – Dec 8 (Make up Dec 15)

Winter/Spring 2016:
Session 3 Jan 12 – Feb 16 (Make up Feb 23)
Session 4 Mar 8 – Apr 19 (Make up Apr 26)
Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment.

$100 per session per child
$180 per child for both sessions
(Applicants must register for both sessions
together/at same time to receive discount)

Contact Amy Brockman for more information at
or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

How to Register

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Contact Amy Brockman for more information at
or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message.



Please note: For students’ safety and comfort during sessions, the theater is closed to anyone who is not a class participant.

The workshops are an excellent opportunity to see quality theater education in action. If you are interested in interning with the children’s workshops, contact us at

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