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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Finding Your Funny w/ Mary Hollis InbodenFinding Your Funny w/ "The Real O'Neals" star, Mary Hollis Inboden Hone your skills in the art of auditioning and acting for sitcoms! Actress Mary Hollis Inboden...
01:00 PM - 06/24/2017
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
Booking the Commercial Audition w/ PR Casting Director, AJ LinksBOOKING THE COMMERCIAL AUDITION with PR Casting Director, AJ Links 4th-8th Grade: 9am-1pm 9th Grade-Adult: 2pm-6pm A commercial actor is a dynamic one: they must...
09:00 AM - 07/22/2017
The Working Actor w/ Top Chicago Agent, Marisa PaonessaTHE WORKING ACTOR with Top Chicago Agent, Marisa Paonessa The acting field is a competitive industry, so learning how to market yourself is essential. Discover...
01:00 PM - 07/23/2017
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
Nailing the TV/Film Audition w/ Brittani SmithNAILING THE TV/FILM AUDITION with L.A. Casting Associate, Brittani Smith 9th-12th GRADE: 9am-1pm Adults: 2pm-6pm Improve your on-camera acting, auditioning, and...
09:00 AM - 08/26/2017
Filmmaking for TEENS (9th-12th Grade)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
The L.A. Film Intensive w/ Deb Dion (2017)The L.A. Film Intensive with Casting Director, Deb Dion Saturday/Sunday, June 10/11 4th - 8th Grade | 9am - 1pm 9th - 12th Grade | 2pm - 6pm Adults | SOLD...
09:00 PM - 06/10/2017
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
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
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
Create A Play (2nd - 3rd Grade)Create A Play Thursdays | 4:30pm - 6:00pm April 27 - May 18 This action-packed workshop teaches and refines important acting skills through physical expression...
04:30 PM - 04/27/2017
Stage to Screen Calibration (Adults)Tuesdays | April 25 - May 16 7pm - 9:30pm Taught by ATC Executive Director, Carole Dibo, students in Stage to Screen Calibration will prepare the same scenes...
07:00 PM - 04/25/2017
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 (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
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
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
Sketch Comedy Writing (7th - 12th Grade)Sketch Comedy Writing April 22, April 29, May 6 | 12:45pm - 2:45pm at ATC (Wilmette) FINAL CLASS MAY 13 | 9am - 6pm at Stage 773 in Chicago This 4-week workshop...
12:45 PM - 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
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
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
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