Spring Theater Workshops

9am to 12pm - Monday through Friday

$30 per day or $120 for the week.


Explore A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Monday: April 15th

Instructor: Georgia Zildjian

Think Spring! Explore the Bard’s most whimsical play through sound, movement, games, and scene creation. Actors will learn a bit about the mysterious playwright, his language, and the history of the play before collaborating to creatively stage a scene from the script.


Page to Stage

Tuesday: April 16th

Instructor: Georgia Zildjian

Bring your story ideas to life onstage! Student playwrights will explore basic skills and structure involved in creating scenes for a play. Through a series of prompts and acting exercises, playwrights will have the opportunity to work both individually and in groups to create their own scenes for the stage.


Choreography & Character

Wednesday: April 17th

Instructor: Maddie Henry

Come and dance! Explore different kinds of movement such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Lyrical. Students will have an opportunity to help choreograph their own dance and learn how movement can be used to develop characters on stage. This workshop will be taught by Maddie Henry and moderated by Georgia Zildjian. Maddie has been dancing at NLDA for five years. She is currently enrolled in Ellsworth High School where she takes part in the theatre program.**

** For this workshop, please come in appropriate clothing for exercise, and be sure to bring plenty of water.


Creating the World

Instructor: Tyler Costigan

Thursday, April 18th

Through exercises based in mime, sense memory, and muscle memory. We’ll learn to stretch our imaginations and bring life to the world of the play.


Improvisational theater

Instructor: Nicole Cardano, Arts Outreach Educator

Friday, April 19th

Cardano is locally raised and Chicago trained.  In improv you will play, laugh and create.   We will focus on ensemble, support and having fun!

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Sign up form

Please fill out the form below, submit, and pay when you arrive.