ATC summer in the city

First launched in 2023, ATC’s Summer in the City program is a free, 4-day acting intensive for Chicago public high school students who are interested in learning more about professional acting and personal development. In bringing our brand of “process over product” acting training into Chicago, our goal is close the opportunity gap in high quality arts education by providing a fully funded acting program. Taught by working industry professionals, students are exposed to acting exercises and experiences designed to amplify their curiosity about a career in the performing arts while promoting and instilling joy, confidence, and community.

Program Highlights include:

  • On-camera acting and theatre training from working professionals
  • A professionally photographed headshot
  • A group trip to one of Chicago’s world class theatres for a matinee performance
  • Complimentary CTA passes to get to and from the program
  • Lunch and refreshments each day

If you are a Chicago high school student ages 15-18 years old, and are interested in participating in our Summer in the City program and would like to learn more, please contact our programs office and complete our online application.