Kids & Teens Summer Workshop

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WDI Children’s Summer Workshop

Do you know a child who enjoys theatre and wants to learn more about performance or technical skills? Wheaton Drama workshops will help build confidence by giving the attendees first hand experience in creating a live production. Your child will learn how teamwork works in building a theatrical presentation…besides having fun and making new friends. The place to be this summer is Wheaton Drama’s Playhouse 111.

Performance Theatre
July 17– 21, 2023

  • Completed grades 1-5* morning session: 8:30 am -12:00 pm
  • there are no afternoon sessions this summer

Technical Theatre
July 17 – 21, 2023

  • Completed grades 6-12*;
  • Mon – Sat  8:30 am -12:00 pm

This program runs in conjunction with the Children’s Summer Workshop. Choose an area in which you would like to study: stage managing/backstage crew, sound design, costume design, or lighting design.

A second technical theatre opportunity is available for Grades 6-12 in support of the Teen performance program (see below).

$125 for 1-5th grades (half day session only)
$125 for Technical Theatre

*Children having COMPLETED these grades

Registration closes on July 5th.

Staff: All staff members are certified teachers themselves and thus have gone through an extensive background check. Staff changes each year and will be announced when registration is open. Registration opens in Early April.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at [email protected]


Honk! Jr.

Join us for our Summer Teen Workshop Production. This new program replaces our old summer workshop format. Students grades 6 – 12* can participate in a week-long rehearsal and performance workshop of a musical production, this year featuring HONK JR. Students may elect to participate as performers or as technical crew helping to run the performance.

All students grades 6 – 12* are invited to be a part of the fun!! You’ve spent years learning about the process of creating theatre, now put it to use…this year you will be learning an entire show in just a week and and bring it to life in our theatre.

The format will be a little different than previous workshops:

:June 26, 9 am–4:30 pm

  • For our Performance Students: We will audition and cast all of the participants that day as well as start some choreography and music.  Then we’re sending you home for two weeks to practice on your own.  On July 10, we will start full scale rehearsals, and get this show moving!
  • For our Technical Theatre Students:  You will begin to learn the basics of tech and the different aspects needed for our production so you can choose which aspect of tech to study for the week:  Stage Managing/Running Crew, Sound Design, Costume Design, or Light Design.

July 10–14, 9 am –4:30 pm
Full day of rehearsals for Performance Students, and training and rehearsals with director and cast for Technical Theatre Students

July 15 –One Performance at 10:00 AM (Call times for all participants to be announced)

Tuition:  $300 per Student
Tickets to Saturday’s performance: $10 each

*Students who have completed these grades

Registration closes on June 16th. Class sizes limited, so register soon.

Production Team:

Director:  Kim Lambert-Haak
Co-Director: Mackenzie Grattan
Music Director: Amy Brockman
Choreographer:  Jenny Rickert
Tech Director:  Elyse Willis

Rehearsal Accompanist and Parent Contact:  Julie Kanturek

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at [email protected]

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