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Summer Youth Theater Program
These workshops are geared for those seriously interested in entering the professional world of acting. If that is you and your child, you don’t want to miss out!

Next session: August 3rd - September 21st on Saturdays
(No class Labor Day weekend)

These workshops are designed to introduce young actors to the skills required to create a professional-grade performance.

These classes will give your child a chance to explore the creation of a character through voice, movement, and imagination. Our acting instructor works with each student through creative role play, improvisation, performance of text, and other fun activities.

Best of all, this session will culminate in a performance showcase where students will get to put on a show for an invited audience!

Ages 8-12
Aug. 3rd - Sept. 21st Saturdays 9:00am - 10:30am
7 Weeks

Ages 13-17
Aug. 3rd - Sept. 21st Saturdays 10:45am - 12:45pm
7 Weeks

If your child has never taken an acting workshop before, these programs are a great introduction to the world of the performing arts.  Or, even if your child has already had some training, this is still an exciting opportunity to continue growing their skills!

For refund and cancelation policy, read our F.A.Q. section.


Denise Stout - Coach

Denise 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.

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