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Dear Parents, Members, and Patrons of WDI After School Program,

Currently, all activities including after school classes are suspended. When it is deemed safe once again, Wheaton Drama will reopen its doors and offer our usual set of After School classes. These classes themselves are in the process of being revamped to appeal to more children. More information as to what these new classes will look like are in the works. We will share them soon. We hope that you will consider joining us for these classes when the opportunity arises.

In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. Together we will get through this.


Amy Brockman

Education Governor
Wheaton Drama


A six week workshop designed to strengthen the acting “muscle.” Through acting games and exercises, each week students will work on a different aspect of acting technique such as movement, voice, characterization, pantomime, plus others. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits in this acting workshop. Students will also work on a short 15 min skit to apply the skills learned and will perform at the end of the last class. Sessions will be posted throughout the year as they become open for registration (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Monday afternoons at these times:

  • Grades 1 – 4:  TBD
  • Grades 5 – 8:  TBD

Dates: TBD

WHERE: 111 N. Hale Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


REGISTRATION: Link will be provided here when registration opens.

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session then the class may be cancelled. Notification of a cancelled class will be sent out the weekend prior to the start of class and all money will be refunded. Depending upon student registration, classes also may be combined. All decisions will be made the Sunday before classes start and communicated to families ASAP. Registration for classes close the Sunday before class begins.

Staff: Rachelle Kates has been our teacher of our after school program for the last four years. She is also one of our teachers for our summer workshop. Rachelle has spent the last 5 years teaching music to students age 18 months – 8 years. She also has a 5th grade son. For over 20 years Rachelle has been a part of theatre in one way or another. She has acted, sung and now is a a teacher / director. “I love theatre, I love kids. It’s my honor and pleasure to be able to help these kids find there love and passion for the stage.”

Contact Elyse Willis for more information at  or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.