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Adult Theatre Workshop Weekend @ Wheaton Drama

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Love theatre but don’t have time to do a full show? Never been on stage and want to give it a try for the first time? Always wanted to try your hand at the technical side of theatre but were too nervous you wouldn’t know what you were doing? New to the area and have no idea what Wheaton Drama is all about? Well we have the perfect answer to all these questions and more! 

Join us for our second annual Adult Theatre Workshop Weekend. Participants can choose between:

  • Acting – including instruction in a bit of acting, singing and dancing, or
  • Technical Theatre – including stage managing, lights, sound, props and costumes.

We have fantastic instructors in each discipline here to help guide you on your journey throughout the weekend.

Our workshop weekend is:

Saturday, October 19, from 9AM – 4PM (with a break from 12 – 1 for lunch),

Sunday, October 20, from 1PM – 4:30PM

Monday, October 21, Dress Rehearsal at 7:30pm, and we would showcase our mini performance on

Tuesday, October 22, at 7PM at the monthly membership meeting. 

The cost of this workshop is $20, which covers the cost of a special workshop shirt and a small stipend to our teachers. 

Registration is open online at www.wheatondrama.org from August 5 – October 13. There are only 15 spots available for acting and 10 spots available for tech, so make sure to sign up TODAY. You do not want to miss out on this amazing new experience at WDI this fall. 

Kids’ acting classes; register for fall sessions

Monday, July 24th, 2017


Classes for Grades 1-8;
Fall session: Sept. 5 through Oct. 10
(Make-up date, if necessary: Oct. 17)

This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen acting “muscles.” Through acting games and exercises, students will work each week on a different aspect of acting technique including: movement, voice, characterization and pantomime. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits that youngsters can derive from this workshop.

To apply the skills they’ve learned, students will also rehearse a short 15-minute skit to be performed at the end of the final class.

New sessions will be posted throughout the year as registration opens (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:

Grades 1-4: 4 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Grades 5–8: 5 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.

Tuition: $100 per session per child

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session, the class may be canceled. Notification of a canceled class will be sent out one week prior to the start of class; all money will be refunded.

Staff: Cindy Bolds is excited to join us again this year as our after-school instructor. Cindy is a longtime WDI member who taught most of the after-school classes last year. She is a certified teacher’s aide.

All instructors undergo an extensive background check.

For more information, please contact Elyse Willis at wdieducation@wheatondrama.org, or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

Youth acting workshops at Wheaton Drama

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

For students in first through eighth grade, a fun experience for all!

Young performers will learn basic stage 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.

Anne Marie Irey, the program instructor, 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 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. (There’s a discount if you register for both classes.)

Grades 1-4 4-5 PM
Session A: Tuesday, Jan. 6 thru Tuesday, Feb. 10
(Snow date: Feb. 17, if needed)
Session B: Tuesday, March 3 thru Tuesday, April 14
(No class March 31 for spring break)

Grades 5-8 5-6 PM
Session A: Tuesday, Jan. 6 thru Tuesday, Feb. 10
(Snow date: Feb. 17, if needed)
Session B: Tuesday, March 3 thru Tuesday, April 14
(No class March 31 for spring break)

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment.

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

Contact Amy Brockman for more information at workshop@wheatondrama.org or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message.

Wheaton Drama, Inc. | 111 N. Hale Street | Wheaton | IL | 60187

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