West Loop Classes-Grades 6 to 8

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s classes for students in Grades 6-8 challenge young artists to tell stories from their own experiences and from the world around them. In classes exploring multimedia, film, devising, and advanced acting, young artists build artistic and life-learning skills to engage with art, media, and their world thoughtfully and critically.

Teen Acting Lab | Fall 2022
Runs Sep 29 - Dec 8, 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 and 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!

Red Kite: Acting & Movement Workshop | Fall 2022
Runs Oct 12 - Oct 26, 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.

Red Kite: Beatboxing Workshop | Fall 2022
Runs Nov 2 - Nov 16, 2022

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

 $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.

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities, our Education Policies & FAQs, and our current roster of Teaching Artists.

If you have questions about CCT’s education programming please contact our Education & Community Programs Manager, Sivan Spector, at sivan@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (312) 374-8828.

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