Theatre for Young Audiences

2016 Fall 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


Fax the completed registration form with credit card information to:
219-836-1259, ATTN: Patty Bird

Still have questions? Please feel free to email Patty Bird at:


Calling all aspiring young actors! This popular acting workshop incorporates basic theatre terminology, character development, and theatre games - teaching students what it takes to become an actor, while building skill sets that benefit students in everyday life as well as on stage. Perfect for beginners and returning students, as materials are adjusted for skill level.

Sept. 26 – Oct. 31, 2016
Mondays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: Patty Bird
Ages: 5 – 7
Tuition: $140

Sept. 28 – Nov. 2, 2016
Wednesdays: 5 – 6pm
Instructor: Charlie Scanlon
Ages: 8 - 11
Tuition: $140


TATC’s conservatory offers actor training for performers ages 12 - 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 will take place on three Saturdays. Prerequisite: Acting Out - Advanced, Shakespeare Shenanigans or instructor permission.

September 17, October 15 & November 19, 2016
Saturdays: 10am – 12pm
Instructor: Patty Bird
Ages: 12 – 18
Tuition: $140


An introduction to the principles and execution of theatrical
violence. Students will learn the basic techniques of stage combat
and how to safely perform stage falls, pushes, hits, chokes and
more. This workshop is taught by a professionally trained stage
combat instructor.

Sept. 24 – Oct. 15, 2016
Saturdays: 10 – 11:30am
Instructor: Jason Kaplan
Ages: 9-18
Tuition: $140


Learn what it takes to become a Jedi as you learn balance, focus,
basic light saber moves and a choreographed fight. You will create
and become your own Jedi character – as well as living the way of
the Jedi, acting with honor and courage. Jedi’s will be physically
active, learning in an educational setting with a professionally
trained stage combat instructor. Our JEDI LIGHT SABER MADNESS
is both safe and fun!

(Includes light saber for actors to keep at the end of the workshop)

Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, 2016
Saturdays: 10am - 12pm
Instructor: Jason Kaplan
Ages: 5 – 7
Tuition: $175

Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, 2016
Saturdays: 12 - 2pm
Instructor: Jason Kaplan
Ages: 8 - 18
Tuition: $175