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Kid’s Workshop Resumes March 5

Monday, February 4th, 2019

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA

A six week workshop designed to strengthen the acting “muscle”. Through acting games and exercises, each week students will work on a different aspect of acting technique such as movement, voice, characterization, pantomime, plus others. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits in this acting workshop. Students will also work on a short 15 min skit to apply the skills learned and will perform at the end of the last class. Session will be posted throughout the year as they become open for registration (roughly a month before the class starts).

WHO: Kids from Grade 1 through Grade 8

WHEN: Tuesday afternoons from 5:00 p.m. until 5:55 p.m.

Spring Session: March 5 – April 9 (Make Up April 16) Register NOW!

Registration for this session closes Sunday, March 3

Late Spring Session: April 30  – June 4 (Make Up June 11)

WHERE: 111 N. Hale Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

TUITION: $100

REGISTRATION: www.wheatondrama.org

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 then the class may be cancelled. Notification of a cancelled class will be sent out one week prior to the start of class and all money will be refunded. Registration for classes close the Sunday before class begins.

Staff: All staff are certified teachers who go through extensive background checks each year.  

Contact Education Governor Elyse Willis for more information at wdieducation@gmail.com or call 630-260-1820 and leave a message about registration.

2019 Scholarship Applications Now Available

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Wheaton Drama is now seeking applications for our 2019 Scholarship Awards. Scholarships will be awarded to two qualified applicants.

Applications will be completed online this year, with a deadline of March 31, 2019.

All application information can be found here: http://www.wheatondrama.org/education/scholarship/.

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Register NOW: Kids’ Workshop begins Jan 8!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
STUDENT ACTING WORKSHOPS AT WHEATON DRAMA
A Fun Experience For All!
Young performers, Grades 1 – 8, 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 him/her become an independent thinker both on and off the stage.
Six-week sessions will be offered at Wheaton Drama, located at 111 N. Hale Street, Wheaton, IL. All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:
WINTER 2019
January 8 – February 12, 2019 (Make Up: February 19)
5:00 p.m. until 5:55 p.m.
(Please note that this session will be Grades 1 – 8 combined and both classes will run at the 5pm time slot.)
Tuition: $100 per child for the six-week session
To register, visit www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820 and leave a message about registration. 
Contact Education Governor Elyse Willis with questions or for more information at
wdieducation@gmail.com.
Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment.

Register NOW for Late Fall Kid’s Workshop!

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA

1st Grade Through 8th Grade Classes

A six week workshop designed to strengthen the acting “muscle”. Through acting games and exercises, each week students will work on a different aspect of acting technique such as movement, voice, characterization, pantomime, plus others. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits in this acting workshop. Students will also work on a short 15 min skit to apply the skills learned and will perform at the end of the last class. Session will be posted throughout the year as they become open for registration (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons at these times:

Grades 1 – 4:  4:00 p.m. until 4:55 p.m.

Grades 5 – 8:  5:00 p.m. until 5:55 p.m.

Tuition: $100 per session per child

Registration: www.wheatondrama.org/order-tickets/

 

Dates:

Late Fall Session: October 30 – December 11 (Make Up December 18 – Note no class November 20 due to Thanksgiving) Registration Now Open!

Winter Session: January 8 – February 12 (Make Up February 19)

Spring Session: March 5 – April 9 (Make Up April 16)

Late Spring Session: April 30  – June 4 (Make Up June 11)

 

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 then the class may be cancelled. Notification of a cancelled class will be sent out one week prior to the start of class and all money will be refunded. Registration for classes close the sunday before class begins.

 

Staff: All staff are certified teachers who go through extensive background checks each year.

 

Contact Elyse Willis for more information at wdieducation@gmail.com  or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

Best of Luck to our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Congratulations to Wheaton Drama’s 2018 Scholarship recipients: Katherine Schaber and Richard Gieser.

Katherine Schaber is a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School and is attending Boston University School of Theatre to pursue a BFA in Theatre.  She dedicated her time to training in acting, dance, voice, and stage combat in both private lessons and workshops at the Goodman, Drury Lane, and Chicago Shakespeare.  An active member of both her theatre department and forensics team, Katherine excelled in all areas of performing.

Whether starring as a lead or strengthening the core of the ensemble, Katherine maintained continuous involvement in her high school and community youth theatres.  She often served as dance captain in musical productions and has done extensive costume and wig design–including creating 25 wigs for The Little Mermaid.  With her youth theatre, she served as an intern and was responsible for 35 younger performers, choreographing musical numbers, and completing management duties.
She has begun to dip her toes in student film work and appeared in the 2017-18 season’s Rigoletto with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Her teachers and directors speak of her “true passion for theatre,” “great heart,” and “extreme commitment” in ensemble-driven productions, emphasizing the respect she has earned from her castmates.  She has a desire to seek out performance, non-performance, and educational opportunities alike, and she views art as “our best chance to restore peace and understanding” by evoking “a sense of empathy within the oppressors” and by giving “hope to the oppressed.”

Richard Gieser is a graduate of West Chicago Community High School and is attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to major in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Richard has played many roles on an offstage during his high school career, trying his hand at set construction, light and sound board operations, and house management, and acting.  He became an event coordinator for the winter radio play, which led to his workshop presentation at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival regarding benefit shoes to fund-raise for a cause.
Richard also expanded his repertoire into writing, dramaturgy, and directing as well as engaged in course work and workshops in drama, stage combat, and dialects.  He various leadership roles in the Wego Drama Club, including president during his senior year.  Beyond theatre, he exhibited leadership roles in Student Ambassadors, National Honors Society, Film Club, and Technical Staff.  With his high school theatre troupe, he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Outside of school, Richard is active in the community, serving as a volunteer for the Carol Stream 4th of July Parade and assisting with the community-wide food drive.  His teacher remarked upon his strong academic development and desire to take on independent study.  He described Richard as humble, well-rounded, and service-oriented.  Richard views the arts as an opportunity to promote collaboration between artists and to provoke critical thinking in the community.
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