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Winter 2021 Term: Week of Feb 1-Week of Mar 15 (7 weeks + showcase)

We are excited to offer IN PERSON classes, virtual classes, and small group coaching. Questions: email us at cd@theatrewesternsprings.com

*NEW 1/26* In-Person Classes Following all current CDC and state guidelines, we are THRILLED to be able to offer in-person classes in groups of up to 10. We will be following all precautions and social distance guidelines. Showcase information/format will be released at a later date. Please read all detailed guidelines and feel free to reach out with any questions. Students are welcome to join at any point in the session. We are SO excited to return to our space!

Online Classes These classes meet weekly with one teacher who will utilize games, exercises, activities, instruction, Q & A, and other methods to engaged and support students. These classes are a similar online version of our traditional semester, summer, and fall five classes.

    • *NEW!* All classes will come together for a virtual showcase performance! Each class will perform a short routine/script/selection/games for their parents, peers and friends. These will be open to the public and performed over Zoom March 19th at 6:00pm & March 20 at 10:00am. 
    • *NEW!* All the classes will have a minimum of 4/max of 12 students.

Prices for programs:

  • 1 Hour Online Classes $100
  • 2 Hour Online Classes $150
Register Here For Classes

NOTE: All times are CST. Convert to your timezone here.

 

The cold never bothered us anyway! Let's get together and make theatre happen (even in the cold Chicago weather). We recognize that people are still eager for in-person interactions. SO, we've put together some SUPER fun activities that will keep our theatre lovers' hearts warm. Come out and play with us. All events moderated by TWS/CTWS staff.

  • Who: Members of the TWS & CTWS Community
  • When: Saturdays in Jan/Feb at noon
  • Cost: Pay what you can/donation only
  • Where: Front Porch at TWS. We'll have some coffee and hot cocoa, but bundle up and bring a chair.
  • COVID Details: All events will be masked, socially distant and outdoors. Limited to 10 participants max per state guidelines.
  • RSVP: Reservations in advanced required.  Link. PLEASE delete your reservation if you cannot attend so another participant can have the spot.
RSVP Now
  • Sat, January 16th 
    Polar Bear Playread - We'll delve into characters and a script together and bring it to life. Discover the magic of hearing a script out loud and work your acting chops.
    TWS Actives & CT students 6th grade and up. Approx time length: 2-2.5 hours
  • Sat, January 23rd 
    Improv Jam - Let's play some improv games! We'll focus on short form, FUN, fast games with a ton of interaction and reps. No prior experience needed. Come make some stuff up!
    CT students 6th grade and up & TWS Actives. Approx time length: 1 hour
  • Sat, January 30th 
    Murder Mystery!Let's solve a mystery together! Participants will be assigned a character and are welcome to come in costume (dress warm!). We'll figure out "who done it" with a series of clues, interactions and investigations.
    CT High School Rep. Approx time length: 2-2.5 hours
  • Sat, February 6th
    Polar Bear Playread - Develop your character, cold-reading and script skills by getting  a play "on it's feet" with your fellow actors. Let's bring a script to life!
    TWS Actives. Approx time length: 2-2.5 hours
  • Sat, February 13th 
    Improv Jam and Theatre GamesTWO exciting events in ONE! Our students 2nd-6th grades will have a blast playing fast-paced interactive acting games, while Jr/HS will have their own improv jam.  Let's play!
    CTWS students 2nd-HS. Approx time length: 1.5 hours
  • Sat, February 20th
    TBD- Stay tuned for something exciting coming soon!
    TWS and CTWS
  • Sat, February 27th – 6 pm, meet on the front porch
    Pixar movie shortsMovie night! We're gonna watch some of the hilarious, heartwarming and creative short movies from Pixar. Bundle up, bring a chair, blanket or sleeping bag and we'll watch some great storytelling together.
    CTWS students K-5th grade. Approx time: 1.5 hours, but feel free to pick up students any time between 6:00-7:30pm. (We recognize some younger students might only last a short time.)

CT Experience: LIVE! (and in PERSON!)

Hello friends!

Welcome to a brave new world! With Illinois moving into Phase 4, we are able to once again reimagine our programs and offer a brand new summer program- CT Experience: LIVE! We've been studying the CDC and Illinois Economic state guidelines and we are confident that we can offer a fun, safe, IN PERSON experience for kids.

Space is extremely limited, so register today!

  • Classes of 10 students max, with exclusive spaces and 1 teacher per class
  • Variety of topics and times- all kinds of theatre and related skills
  • Classes for rising Kdg-5th graders are $125/week and classes for rising 5th graders-completed seniors are $175/week.
  • Week-long sessions with shorter timeframes
  • Got questions about social distancing? Get em answered here.

Rising Kdg-Rising 2nd Graders

  • Week 5: Christmas in July: Elf, Rudolph & More! July 20- July 24, 9:00 am-10:30 am
  • Week 5:  101 Dalmatians July 20- July 24, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
  • Week 6: Peter Pan and Other Classic Disney Characters July 27- July 31, 9:00 am-10:30 am
  • Week 6:  Frozen Forever July 27- July 31, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Rising 2nd Graders-Rising 5th Graders

  • Week 5: High School Musical July 20- July 24, 9:30 am-11:00 am
  • Week 5: Theatre Games and Improv July 20- July 24, 10:00 am-11:30 am
  • Week 6: The World of Pixar July 27- July 31, 9:30 am-11:00 am
  • Week 6: The Muppets LIVE! July 27- July 31, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Rising 5th-Rising Freshmen

  • Week 5: Shrek Saga July 20- July 24, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
  • Week 5: Magic and Muggles: The World of Harry Potter July 20- July 24, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
  • Week 6: Explore Improv: Games July 27- July 31, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm - SOLD OUT!

Rising Freshmen-Completed Seniors

  • Week 5: Improv Form and Function July 20- July 24, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Week 6: Dystopia Theatre: 1984, War of the Worlds, and More July 27- July 31, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
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