Theatre for Young Audiences

2017 Winter 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:


TATC’s conservatory offers actor training for performers ages 11 - 18, who have a desire to dive deeper into the exploration of stage performance. We encourage students to work as an ensemble creating a fun and inspiring atmosphere for creative exploration. Our program is dedicated to developing each student as an individual artist and honoring their own unique expression. It is designed to inspire students’ creativity, hone their acting skills, examine their performance techniques, while building their confidence. This workshop is structured for the busy tween/teen; we will meet three Saturdays (once a month) for 2 hours.  Each Saturday will focus on a different area of study for actors. Prerequisite: Acting Out, Shakespeare Shenanigans or instructor permission.

March 11, April 22 & May 20, 2017
Saturdays: 10am – 12pm
Instructor: Patty Bird
Ages: 11 – 18
Tuition: $140


This is a workshop for your actor to learn fully choreographed musical numbers, incorporating singing, dancing, acting and a little improvisation. Your triple threat will have a blast in this workshop!  There will be a performance on the final day.

March 13 – April 24, 2017*                        
Monday: 4:30pm – 5:30pm                           
Instructor: Peter Vamvakas
Ages: 5-7
Tuition: $140

March 13 – April 24, 2017*    
Monday:  5:30pm – 6:30pm
Instructor: Peter Vamvakas
Ages: 8-11
Tuition: $140

*no class will be held on March 27, 2017 due to Spring Break


Building on what you have already learned, take the next step in stage combat.  Actors will learn throws, advanced punch and block combination along with contact punches. This is ideal for anyone who would like to further train their movement and stage craft skills, for those who want to want to push the envelope on what they can do in a role, and for those who have become hooked by stage combat after their first workshop (or all of the above). This workshop is taught by a professionally trained stage combat instructor.
Prerequisite: Intro to Stage Combat or 15 years of age or older.

MArch 11 – April 15, 2017*
Saturdays: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Instructor: Jason Kaplan
Ages: 10 – adult
Tuition: $140

*there will be no class on Saturday March 25th and Saturday, April 1st due to Spring Break