Camp Red Kite 2022 Camper Registration Form

Camp Red Kite 2022

Ages 8-22
Monday-Friday, 8:15AM-12:15PM CST at CCT, 100 S Racine Ave

Designed for youth on the autism spectrum, Camp Red Kite is a dynamic theatre day camp that is welcoming, engaging, and a whole lot of fun! Throughout three fun-filled weeks, students ages 8-22 rotate between classes with their age-appropriate small group, exploring drama, music, movement, and visual arts. Camp culminates in a final showcase and potluck lunch to share the Camp Red Kite experience with family and friends. Join us this summer for an exciting arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, and creative exploration!

This camp is in-person. For information on precautions we are taking during the pandemic, please see our Education Policies & FAQs.

The Future is Funny: Sketch Comedy and Improv

Rising Grades 5th-9th
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-4:00PM CST at CCT, 100 S Racine Ave
Free Before-Care from 8:30-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.

Find your power and unlock your funny! The Future is Funny is a week-long improv and sketch comedy camp for youth whose gender identities have been underrepresented in the comedy scene, specifically girls (both trans and cis), non-binary kids, and trans boys. In a camp built on camaraderie and confidence, participants will learn to embrace their fearless, bold, and hilarious side through improv games, character exercises, and sketch writing. At the end of the week, the West Loop’s newest comedy troupe will perform for family and friends.

This camp is in-person. For information on precautions we are taking during the pandemic, please see our Education Policies & FAQs.

Adventure Camp: Those Meddling Kids

Rising Grades 1st-5th
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-4:00PM CST at CCT, 100 S Racine Ave
Free Before-Care from 8:15-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.

Monsters and mystery strike CCT! Who will save the day? Those meddling kids! Using the frameworks of legends, myths, fairy tales and more, your child will learn the basics of acting, song writing, singing, dance choreography, collaborative story development, scene and prop construction. Students will work together to create an original story throughout the first week of camp, and then rehearse and perform the show at the end of the second week of camp in CCT’s Pritzker Family Studio Theatre, all the while learning theatre & social emotional skills from professional theatre artists and educators.

This camp is in-person. For information on precautions we are taking during the pandemic, please see our Education Policies & FAQs.

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? They will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster is adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through mind-bending projection, DIY cinema, music, and immersive sound by critically-acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema.

School's Out Day Camp | September 23rd, 2022

Grades 1-5
Friday, September 23rd, 2022, 9:30-4:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine
Free Before-Care from 9:00-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.

During Chicago Public School non-attendance days for students, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers high-energy day camps for children in Grades 1-5. Throughout the day, students will rotate through acting, music, movement, and design classes to experience a day in the life of a theatre artist. Past classes have included: songwriting, scene devising, clowning, puppet design, improv, yoga, and much more.

 

Bubble Jams Session I | Fall 2022

12-36 months old with a grown-up
Mondays, 11:00-11:45AM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine.

No class on 10/10 due to Indigenous People's Day.

$106.25 thru 7/31, then $125 | 5 sessions

Get dancing and grooving with your little one at Bubble Jams! This fun-filled class for tiny musicians-in-the-making and their grown-ups features singing, dancing, and a variety of instruments to try out. So come jam out to your favorite classic and new songs, show off your best dance moves, and play in a dazzling stream of bubbles!

Registering for multiple Bubble Jams and/or Story Sprouts classes? Save 15% on each class by following this link!

Pre-K Players: A Western Roundup | Fall 2022

Ages 3-4
Mondays, 4:00-4:45 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 10/10 for Indigenous People's Day & 11/21 for Thanksgiving

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Get your preschooler stage and school ready! Through storytelling, movement, and dramatic play activities, we will explore the wild, wild west and help students build confidence expressing their creative side, while expanding social, motor, and early literacy skills. On the last day, we will share some of our favorite parts of class with you!

Monday Night Live: Character Comedy | Fall 2022

Grades 3-5
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 10/10 for Indigenous People's Day & 11/21 for Thanksgiving

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Live, from Chicago Children’s theatre, it’s Monday night! Create and perform your very own sketch show filled with big stock characters, while learning the physical art of slapstick & Commedia. In the last class, you’ll show off your hilarious sketches and favorite characters to friends and family.

Acting Adventures: Myths & Legends | Fall 2022

Grades 1-2
Mondays, 5:00-6:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 10/10 for Indigenous People's Day & 11/21 for Thanksgiving

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Through theatrical explorations of myths and legends, you will move, act, and play, all while building skills for connection, collaboration, and creativity. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original story created right in your classroom!

Performing Pen Pals: Mumbai (Partnership with The Pomegranate Workshop) | Fall 2022

Grades 3-5
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 10/5 for Yom Kippur or 11/23 for Thanksgiving break.

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a kid somewhere else in the world? This unique theatre class, created through a partnership with the Mumbai-based arts company The Pomegranate Workshop, will push past the boundaries of a normal classroom to use performance as a medium for cultural exchange. Each week, you will devise and record mini-plays about your life to send to your Performing Pen Pals in India - who will record their own mini-plays to send to you! The class will culminate in a virtual meet-and-greet with Pen Pals & families to share your final mini-plays.

Story Sprouts: My Family | Fall 2022

12-36 months old with a grown-up
Thursdays, 9:30-10:15AM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine

$106.25 thru 7/31, the $125 | 5 sessions

Grab your little one and join us at Story Sprouts, where we'll bring our favorite stories to life through creative drama, music, and movement! Celebrate what makes your family special and become familiar with the community in your classroom. Through engaging multi-sensory drama activities, this five-week class will support the development of your child’s fine and gross motor skills, their communication skills, early childhood literacy, and their blossoming creative spirit.

Registering for multiple Bubble Jams and/or Story Sprouts classes? Save 15% on each class by following this link!

Acting and Movement: A Western Roundup | Fall 2022

Kindergarten
Thursdays, 4:00-4:45PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class on 11/24 for Thanksgiving.

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Yeehaw, copokes! Act, move, and round up some cattle in this lively theatre class for young performers! Through movement-based drama activities, creative play, and dance, you will build confidence in expressing your creative side, while expanding social and motor skills. On the last day of class we will share some of our favorite parts of class with families!

Teen Acting Lab | Fall 2022

Grades 6-8
Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class on 11/24 for Thanksgiving.

$318 thru 7/31, then $375 | 10 sessions

If you could make a play about anything, what would you make? Discover the answer in this class for 6-8 graders centered around creating an original world premiere production with an ensemble, in the tradition of Chicago’s unique theatre scene! Through team-building theatre games that sharpen storytelling & acting skills, you will learn how to engage audiences and speak your unique voice on the stage and beyond. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original story created right in your classroom!

Acting Adventures: Around the World | Fall 2022

Grades 1-2
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class on 11/24 for Thanksgiving.

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Have you ever wanted to travel around the world without leaving the city? No need for an airplane in this class, just stories and imagination! Through theatrical explorations of stories from around the world, students will move, act, and play, all while building skills for connection, collaboration, and creativity. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original story created right in your classroom!

Acting and Movement: Pirate Party| Fall 2022

Ages 4-5
Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 11/22 for Thanksgiving break.

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Ahoy, matey! Calling all pirates to act, move, and dance in this lively theatre class for young performers! Through movement-based drama activities, creative play, and dance, you will build confidence in expressing their creative side, while expanding social and motor skills. On the last day of class we will share some of our favorite parts of class with families!

Triple Threat: Modern Musicals | Fall 2022

Grades 3-5
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 11/22 for Thanksgiving break.

$318 thru 7/31, then $375 | 10 sessions

Are you the next Broadway star? Or is singing in the shower more your speed? Either way, Triple Threat will have you learning the music and dances from some of your favorite contemporary musicals. Through character work, movement study, and vocal exploration, you will develop essential skills for taking to the stage confidently and charismatically. This class ends in a sharing of selected songs and scenes for family and friends.

Improv Adventures: Comedy, Characters, & Physical Storytelling| Fall 2022

Grades 1-2
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

No class 11/22 for Thanksgiving break.

$212.50 thru 7/31, then $250 | 10 sessions

Get ready to shake out the nerves and take the stage as a confident and collaborative performer! Improvisation will embolden you to become an un-scripted storyteller through theatre games, character creation activities, and comedic physical storytelling. On the last day, the West Loop's newest improv troupe will host their own mini-improv show right in your classroom!

Storytime Adventures: Autumn Tales at MCLP | Fall 2022

Ages 5-7
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 PM CST at Menomonee Club (1535 N Dayton St)

$250 | 10-sessions

Let’s explore the changes autumn brings! We will tell stories of harvesting, color changes, falling leaves and more. You will learn so much about the season while engaging in dramatic play. 

No Class-11/24 Thanksgiving

Musical Theatre Adventures: Haunting Musicals at MCLP | Fall 2022

Ages 8-11
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM CST at Menomonee Club (1535 N Dayton St)

$250 | 10 sessions

Let’s strike a spooky cord in this haunted musical class! We will create a theatrical piece with music, movement, and acting. You will learn how to create your own story, while gaining confidence building skills.

No Class-11/24 Thanksgiving

School's Out Day Camp | October 10th, 2022

Grades 1-5
Monday, October 10th, 2022, 9:30-4:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine
Free Before-Care from 9:00-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.

During Chicago Public School non-attendance days for students, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers high-energy day camps for children in Grades 1-5. Throughout the day, students will rotate through acting, music, movement, and design classes to experience a day in the life of a theatre artist. Past classes have included: songwriting, scene devising, clowning, puppet design, improv, yoga, and much more.

 

Red Kite: Acting & Movement Workshop | Fall 2022

Ages 8-15
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

$63.75 thru 7.31, then $75 | 3 sessions

Designed for young people on the autism spectrum, this lively theatre workshop will engage you in acting, movement, and dance. Through ensemble building activities and movement-based theatre games, you will build confidence in expressing your creative side, while practicing social-emotional skills (and having a ton of fun)! In the final workshop, we will share some of our favorite parts of class with families.

School's Out Day Camp | October 21st, 2022

Grades 1-5
Friday, October 21st, 2022, 9:30-4:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine
Free Before-Care from 9:00-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.

During Chicago Public School non-attendance days for students, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers high-energy day camps for children in Grades 1-5. Throughout the day, students will rotate through acting, music, movement, and design classes to experience a day in the life of a theatre artist. Past classes have included: songwriting, scene devising, clowning, puppet design, improv, yoga, and much more.

 

Red Kite: Beatboxing Workshop | Fall 2022

Ages 8-15
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)

$63.75 thru 7.31, then $75 | 3 sessions

Designed for young people on the autism spectrum, this music workshop will get you beatboxing and making music with your whole body in no time! Build confidence in expressing your creative side, while practicing social-emotional skills (and having a ton of fun)! In the final workshop, we will share some of our favorite parts of class with families.

Story Sprouts: Party at the Zoo | Fall 2022

12-36 months old with a grown-up
Thursdays, 9:30-10:15AM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine

No class on 11/24 for Thanksgiving.

$125 | 5 sessions

Grab your little one and join us at Story Sprouts, where we'll bring our favorite stories to life through creative drama, music, and movement! Roar with lions, stretch with giraffes, and throw a party the zoo animals will never forget! Through engaging multi-sensory drama activities, this five-week class will support the development of your child’s fine and gross motor skills, their communication skills, early childhood literacy, and their blossoming creative spirit.

Registering for multiple Bubble Jams and/or Story Sprouts classes? Save 15% on each class by following this link!

Bubble Jams Session II | Fall 2022

12-36 months old with a grown-up
Mondays, 11:00-11:45AM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine.

No class on 11/21 for Thanksgiving Break.

$106.25 thru 7/31, then $125 | 5 sessions

Get dancing and grooving with your little one at Bubble Jams! This fun-filled class for tiny musicians-in-the-making and their grown-ups features singing, dancing, and a variety of instruments to try out. So come jam out to your favorite classic and new songs, show off your best dance moves, and play in a dazzling stream of bubbles!

Registering for multiple Bubble Jams and/or Story Sprouts classes? Save 15% on each class by following this link!

School's Out Day Camp | November 8th, 2022

Grades 1-5
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, 9:30-4:00 PM CST at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine
Free Before-Care from 9:00-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.

During Chicago Public School non-attendance days for students, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers high-energy day camps for children in Grades 1-5. Throughout the day, students will rotate through acting, music, movement, and design classes to experience a day in the life of a theatre artist. Past classes have included: songwriting, scene devising, clowning, puppet design, improv, yoga, and much more.

 

The Relocation of Nokwsi

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The Relocation of Nokwsi is a virtual puppet production by Robert Hicks Jr, inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, the title character. Nokwsi invites audiences to gather round and listen to the story of his journey away from his people, the Cherokee, Paiute, Yakama, and Shoshone, to live and work in Chicago. No longer surrounded by nature, he begins to navigate a world of noise and lights, where buildings shade warmth from the sun, and people are always in a rush.  As he adjusts to city life, he encounters a series of obstacles from homesickness, to air pollution, to racism, but eventually finds joy in his new community and beauty through the concrete. This poetic piece conveys the admiration the writer has for his grandfather with gentle day-to-day lessons on how to stay connected to ourselves, our family, and the earth even during times of change. 

The Relocation of Nokwsi is the second production to emerge from the Springboard Project, an initiative launched in 2020 by Chicago Children’s Theatre to foster new works made especially for today’s young people. 

P.O.P. (Power Of Play) Gala 2022
P.O.P. (Power Of Play) Gala to Benefit Chicago Children's Theatre

On Friday, November 18, Chicago Children’s Theatre will celebrate 18 years serving our community as Chicago’s premier professional theatre company dedicated to children and families, with an emphasis on accessibility. CCT’s annual P.O.P. (Power of Play) Gala is Chicago’s hippest fundraising party, featuring the best in West Loop dining, a program showcasing CCT’s mission, and The Ron Burgundy's Band.

We are pleased to be hosting the event back at the City Winery, which has served our event well in past years with a mix of great food and drink in an electric atmosphere. Our Board and Staff promise the most fun you will have on the gala circuit!

Proceeds from the 2022 P.O.P. Gala will benefit CCT’s mission-driven programming, with a focus on underserved communities including low-income families and youth with special needs. We believe the arts are essential for all of Chicago's young people.

We would not be here without your generous support. Thank you for your continued engagement with Chicago Children’s Theatre.

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music. Levers are pulled and cranks are turned to reveal images that surprise and delight. Our charming storytellers interweave the classic narration and guide gentle interactive moments, recruiting young watchers to join the adventure. After the show, come up on stage to gently play with the puppets and take pictures. Then, head to the lobby for a festive spread of chocolate milk and cookies!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has been dazzling audiences around the globe for over five years, faithfully bringing to the stage Eric Carle’s timeless classics. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, each production of the critically acclaimed show features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show –The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Alongside “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, the show features three other Eric Carle stories, including “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”, “10 Little Rubber Ducks”, and “The Very Busy Spider”.

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