These workshops are designed to introduce young actors to the skills
create a professional-grade performance.
Using theater exercises, scene work and
monologues, participants learn to
develop characters, improve focus, and gain performance and
audition skills. These workshops focus on collaboration &
still have all the creative fun!
All in all, we are moving your
child into the level of "Professional actor."
For ages 8-12
If your child has never taken an acting workshop
these programs are a
great introduction to the world of the performing arts. Or, even
your child has already had some training, this is still an
exciting opportunity to continue growing their skills!
For ages 13-17
This program is
very popular, so register early each week while slots are still available. Space
will be limited to only 10 active participants. You don’t want to miss it!
Participation is free for all students currently registered in our Kids and Teens Acting program
or other target classes. If you are not currently
registered, you may join as an observer, but will not be able to get
personal guidance from the instructor. To register for one of our
, or sign up on our website.
For refund and cancelation
policy, read our F.A.Q. section.
Denise Stout - Coach
Stout has worked as a Teaching Artist and Acting Coach, since 2000 in
Chicago. Denise studied at St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia from
1968 -1972 at the Cap and Bells Shakespeare Theater.
Her work with the
Garrison Forrest Theater in Baltimore was her first experience in
teaching children’s drama in 1977-1980. Taking time off to raise four
children, she conducted a one woman show for 20 years. She returned to
acting with The Children’s Theater of Western Springs in 2000 in
Scrooge, The Musical.
At the local, Community
Players in Hinsdale, she performed with all the Summer Musicals for 10
years as an artist-in-residence.
Continuing her career
with Voice Over Projects with Tyndale House Bible Series while she
improved her teaching, acting and voice over skills with Chicago Actors
Studio since 2010.
Acting in summer
musicals with BAM Theater in Hinsdale, Denise recently worked with
hundreds of young actors in Grease and West Side Story.
Denise can also be found
doing interactive storytelling at many children’s programs. As an
actress, her resume includes films, commercials and stage credits. She
finds the imaginations of children the most stimulating and enjoyable
with which to work!
She loves her six
grandchildren who she sincerely believes that story telling develops
creative minds and confidence in all who explore their dreams.