Actors Training Center
1122 Central Ave
Phone: (847) 251-8710
"Carole Dibo at the Actors Training Center corners the market on teaching and training young people."
-- ERICA DANIELS, ASSOCIATE ART. DIRECTOR (STEPPENWOLF)
"ATC offers the best actor training for teens and young adults in the Midwest. Carole sets the bar high, which will always make ATC the first stop when looking for young talent in Chicago."
-- GEOFF SOFFER
NEW YORK CASTING DIRECTOR (UGLY BETTY)
"I am delighted to add my enthusiastic support for the dynamic team at the Actor's Training Center and the marvelous work they are doing with actors. Cutting edge, full of heart, parent-friendly and student-centered -- the Actor's Training Center of Wilmette meets the needs of students in innovative, engaging ways and is a most welcome addition for families seeking meaningful opportunities in the arts."
-- RIVES COLLINS
CHAIR DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
"ATC is an amazing acting studio in Chicago! Better than most of what we have out here in Los Angeles."
-- DEBORAH DION
L.A. CASTING DIRECTOR
"You have created a bona fide gem…where passion ignites, the bar is raised, skills are nurtured…and all with an enormous dose of reality. What a gift." -- KAREN JONES, PARENT
Professional, Process-Driven Classes for all ages, serving Chicago and the North Shore.
Professional, Process-Driven Classes for all ages, serving Chicago and the North Shore.
HoursMon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Accents & Dialects Toolbox (7th - 12th Grade)Saturdays | April 22 - May 13 10:30am - 12:30pm The Accents and Dialects Toolbox workshop will offer students an approach to dialects and accents used in theatre,...
10:30 AM - 04/22/2017
The Art of the Disney & Nick On Camera Audition (4th-8th Grade)Saturdays | April 22 - May 13 12:15pm - 2:15pm It takes skill to let go of your inhibitions and find the right balance of energy to perform over-the-top comedy....
12:15 PM - 04/22/2017
Actors Boot Camp (4th-6th Grade)Sundays | April 23 - May 14 11am - 1pm This class is an efficient and effective way for young actors to try various acting technique and disciplines. Age appropriate...
11:00 AM - 04/23/2017
Musical Theatre Scene Study (7th - 12th Grade)Sundays | April 23 - May 14 1:15pm - 3:15pm Students will focus on scenes from great musicals that move into song as if they were given that role in the play....
01:15 PM - 04/23/2017
Stage to Screen Calibration (7th - 12th Grade)Sundays | April 23 - May 14 3:30pm - 6:00pm Taught by PR Casting freelance associate, Sarah Charipar, students in Stage to Screen Calibration will prepare the...
03:30 PM - 04/23/2017
Breaking Into the BusinessBreaking Into the Business Monday, April 24th | 7pm - 9pm Get the skinny on who’s who, how to get an agent, what casting directors look for & how actors that...
07:00 PM - 04/24/2017
Stage to Screen Calibration (Adults)Tuesdays | April 25 - May 16 7pm - 9:30pm Taught by PR Casting freelance associate, Sarah Charipar, students in Stage to Screen Calibration will prepare the same...
07:00 PM - 04/25/2017
Secrets of ShakespeareSaturdays | April 29 - May 20 12:45pm - 2:45pm Director and folio artist, Kevin Long, instructs this fun, in-depth course on the Bard himself. This workshop boils...
12:45 PM - 04/29/2017
Voiceover Workshop w/ Jeff LupetinSaturday/Sunday | May 20/May 21 3pm - 5:30pm This workshop will introduce you to the basics of working in the voiceover industry. Jeff Lupetin, a 25-year voiceover...
03:00 PM - 05/20/2017
One Day of One Liners w/ Carole Dibo (7th Grade - Adult)Sunday | May 21 2pm - 6pm Get the most out of saying the least. This 4-hour workshop tackles how to make strong, bold, and specific choices for those challenging...
02:00 PM - 05/21/2017
Page to Screen: Filmmaking for Youth (9th - 12th)June 19th - June 30th Monday-Friday | 2:00pm - 6:00pm This unique summer program creates original films under the guidance of experienced writers and filmmakers...
02:00 PM - 06/19/2017
Musical Theatre Intensive (7th - 12th Grade)June 26th - August 4th (Program/rehearsal dates) Monday-Friday | 9:00am - 1:00pm AUDITIONS Saturday, March 11th / 5-8pm CALLBACKS Sunday, March 12th / 6-9pm PERFORMANCE...
09:00 AM - 06/26/2017
Page to Screen: Filmmaking for Youth (4th - 8th Grade)July 3rd - July 14th Monday-Friday | 9:00am - 1:00pm This unique summer program has students working from an original short film script written by professional...
09:00 AM - 07/03/2017
Comedy Lab (9th - 12th Grade)July 10th - July 21st Monday-Friday | 2:00pm - 6:00pm PERFORMANCE DATE July 21st @ 7pm Dive into the world of comedy and satire. Use physical play, improv,...
02:00 PM - 07/10/2017
Professional Summer Intensive (9th - 12th Grade)August 7th - August 18th Monday-Friday | 9:00am - 4:00pm The Summer Professional Intensive was designed in 2004 by Founder/Director Carole Dibo with a focus on...
09:00 AM - 08/07/2017
Improv Bootcamp w/ Kenny MetroffFebruary 16 - Mar 23 Thursdays | 7pm - 9:30pm Take a risk, take an adventure, take an improv class! The Huffington Post says “improv will give you the best...
07:00 PM - 02/16/2017
Acting for the Camera with Sara SevignyFebruary 15 - March 22 Wednesdays | 7pm - 9:30pm Whether you’re returning to the industry or checking a box on your bucket list, this essential skills class will...
07:00 PM - 02/15/2017
Text & Subtext with Jay WorthingtonFebruary 13 - March 20 Mondays | 7pm - 9:30pm Learn how to mine a scene for as much information as possible and what to look for when building a role. Create organic,...
07:00 PM - 02/13/2017
Acting for the Camera 2 with Sarah ChariparFebruary 7 - March 14 Tuesdays | 7pm - 9:30pm Taught by PR Freelance Casting Associate, Sarah Charipar, this no-pressure, exciting class focuses on relaxing in...
07:00 PM - 02/07/2017
Acting Through SongSundays | 11am - 1pm Jan. 29 - Mar. 26 Musical Theatre performances are powerful when the song furthers both the character’s journey and the play’s central...
11:00 AM - 01/29/2017
Actors EssentialsSaturdays | 10:30am - 12:30 January 28 - March 25 This core class breaks down the most challenging steps for the young actor. Students will explore the vocal, physical,...
10:30 AM - 01/28/2017
Intermediate ImprovisationSaturdays | 12:45pm - 2:45pm January 21 - March 18 Advanced improv students will learn to create original scenes through long-form improvisation. A focus on believability...
12:45 PM - 01/21/2017
On Camera Master Class w/ Julie Schubert (WILMETTE)THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT On Camera Master Class with "House of Cards" Casting Director, Julie Schubert 9th Grade - Adult Saturday, January 14th 12:00pm - 4:00pm WILMETTE...
10:00 AM - 01/15/2017
Breaking Into the BusinessBreaking Into the Business w/ ATC Executive Director and Talent Manager, Carole Dibo Get the skinny on who’s who, how to get an agent, what casting directors...
12:30 AM - 01/15/2017
On Camera Master Class w/ Julie Schubert (CHICAGO)THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT On Camera Master Class with "House of Cards" Casting Director, Julie Schubert 9th Grade - Adult Saturday, January 14th 12:00pm - 4:00pm CHICAGO...
12:00 PM - 01/14/2017
Auditioning for Musical Theatre w/ Stephen SchellhardtAuditioning for Musical Theatre with Writers Theatre's Creative Producer, Stephen Schellhardt Grades 9th-12th Sunday, January 8th 10:00am - 4:00pm This class...
10:00 AM - 01/08/2017
The Actor's Shakespeare w/ Bob MasonThe Actor's Shakespeare with Chicago Shakespeare Casting Director, Bob Mason 9th Grade - Adult Saturday, January 7th 1:00pm - 5:00pm Let Bob Mason, Casting Director...
01:00 PM - 01/07/2017
Building Trust, Love, & Presence w/ Jay WorthingtonMondays | 7:00pm - 9:30pm Nov. 14 - Dec. 5, 4 weeks A School at Steppenwolf graduate and Gift Theatre ensemble member, Jay Worthington once again brings his Chicago...
07:00 PM - 11/14/2016
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