TWS Studio (Spring 2023)

Join us at TWS!

TWS is a community theatre where all are welcome to learn with us.

Everyone is welcome to take a class or volunteer at TWS.

To be eligible to PERFORM with us, you are required to become an Active AND take TWS Studio - details below.

Become an Active

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 must:

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

To become eligible for Casting, you must also take TWS Studio. All casting at TWS is done by the Play Selection and Casting Committee through a non-audition process.

Next TWS Studio is May 2nd thru 13th

TWS Studio is an introduction to The Theatre of Western Springs and an acting workshop. We will use exercises and improvisation to work on basic acting concepts and then apply them to monologues and scenes which you will present on stage for friends and family during your final class session. We will also let you know how things work at TWS in terms of volunteering, casting and anything else we can think of.

TWS Studio is open to the public and all levels of experience are welcome. -- Participants who are NOT interested in acting will be introduced to several technical areas of the theatre and work “backstage” for the final presentation. Non-Actors will have a different schedule to be worked out with the instructor.


ACTORS – We’d like you to attend all sessions. Sessions 1, 5, 8 & 10 are mandatory. You can miss up to two of the remaining sessions.

NON-ACTORS – Sessions 1, 5, 8 & 10 are mandatory. The rest of your schedule will be worked out with the instructor.

  1. Tue 5/2 7:00pm-10:30pm *
  2. Wed 5/3 7:00pm-10:30pm
  3. Thu 5/4 7:00pm-10:30pm
  4. Sat 5/6 9:00am-12noon
  5. Sun 5/7 9:00am-12noon (tech tour) *
  6. Tue 5/9 7pm-10:30pm
  7. Wed 5/10 7pm-10:30pm
  8. Thu 5/11 7pm-10:30pm *
  9. Fri 5/13 7pm-10:30pm (you have the space to rehearse if you want!)
  10. Sat 5/13 9:00am – 1pm (run thru in space, presentation at 12 noon) *


Studio costs $75 which can be applied to next year’s TWS Subscription which is required in order to become an eligible Active member. The TWS subscription is $170 this year (or $136 if you get it before June 30th)

Register Now for Studio!

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