We welcome people of all experience levels to join us at the Theatre of Western Springs. We call our dedicated volunteers Actives. TWS Actives do it all: acting, set construction, ticket-taking and everything else it takes to put on show after wonderful show.

To become an Active, you need to:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Volunteer! Actives make the Theatre happen!
  • Purchase a full season subscription.

To become eligible for Casting, you need to also:

  • Take Studio 1. All casting at TWS is done by the Play Selection and Casting Committee through a non-audition process.  Once you have completed Studio 1, you will become eligible for casting.

SUMMER STUDIO 1 WILL RUN July 9-24, 2016

Studio 1 is “TWS Bootcamp” which consists of twelve sessions during which participants work on and perform monologues and scenes, and learn about the different technical/design areas of the theatre. Studio 1 culminates in a presentation of scenes to which you can invite your family and friends.

Studio 1 will be taught by our Executive Artistic Director, Eddie Sugarman.

Attendance is required at 10 of the 12 sessions.  You must be in class the last 2 sessions & present for graduation. Enrollment in Studio is limited.

The cost for the Studio 1 Workshop is $40. The $40 can be applied to the purchase of a 2016-2017 full-season subscription. Once you have taken Studio, purchased a subscriptions and volunteered you are eligible for casting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Diana at 708 246-4043 or email her at

Studio 1 Details Studio Registration Form