Theatre for Young Audiences

2017 Summer Workshops

To register, download and complete the registration form and mail it with a check or money order to:

Theatre at the Center
ATTN: Patty Bird
1040 Ridge Road
Munster, IN 46321

Have questions? Please feel free to email Patty Bird at: or call 219-299-0513.


Do you have a little performer at home? Actors of all abilities and experience will develop their theatrical skills through participating in movement, imagination and character development while acting out ALICE IN WONDERLAND in this fun-filled summer workshop . . . gaining numerous life skills including: team building, self-expression, listening, seeing, hearing, feeling, problem-solving, creating, sharing, respecting and discovery – proving that theatre skills are skills for life! The workshop will end with a performance in front of an audience.

June 12 – June 23, 2017
Monday – Friday; 10:30am – 12:30 pm
Directors: Jamie Shriner & Sydney Spillers
Ages: 5–7 Tuition: $295


This workshop is a must for any young writer and/or performer looking for a creative expression. In this workshop, students will work with their directors to create an original short play featuring characters of their own imagination. The emphasis of this workshop is on each student’s personal character creation and ensemble contribution to the story conception. Students will develop and enhance many theatre skills including: writing, casting, costuming, movement and performance. The workshop will end by providing the students the opportunity to see their script brought to life on stage!

June 12 – June 23, 2017
Monday – Friday; 1 – 3 pm
Directors: Jamie Shriner & Sydney Spillers
Ages: 7–17 Tuition: $295


Actors will embark on a journey of imagination and discovery with this fun-filled Shakespeare workshop. Over the course of two weeks, students will explore the crazy characters and create their own unique spin of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. This workshop is designed for young actors who love to perform and will result in a magical final presentation to a public audience!

June 12 – June 23, 2017
Monday – Friday; 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Directors: Patty Bird & Sydney Spillers
Ages: 7–17 Tuition: $295


Students will create a musical review; singing and dancing in fully choreographed musical numbers. This workshop additionally teaches various theatre fundamentals in a professional theatre environment. It is sure to be a positive, creative, and rewarding experience for all involved! The workshop will end with a final performance open to the public!

June 26 – June 30, 2017
Monday – Friday; 10 am – 12 pm
Director: Peter Vamvakas
Ages: 5–9 Tuition: $195


“Oh the thinks you can think!” Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters, including
The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and more,
bounce from the page to the stage in our summer workshop production
of SEUSSICAL JR.! Actors will sing and dance while taking part in this
crazy quilt of a musical adventure celebrating the power of imagination,
in which the biggest “think” ever saves the day! The workshop will result
with a final public performance!

July 10 – August 4, 2017
Monday – Friday; 10 am – 12 pm
Director: Kathleen Campbell & Brian Duncan
Ages: 7–14 Tuition: $495