Youth Acting & Improv Program


Westside Improv Studio is proud to offer a youth program for children in the community who want to gain experience and confidence in performing. If you are a parent looking for a unique opportunity for your child to learn improv in a fun and safe environment, this is it!

Class Times

Our youth program classes meet on Tuesday nights during the following times:

Age Group Day Time
Grades 1-4 Tuesdays 4:00pm – 4:55pm
Grades 5-8 Tuesdays 5:00pm – 5:55pm

Session Dates

Session # Dates
Session #1 Sep 12th – Oct 17th
Session #2 Nov 7th – Dec 19th (no class Nov 21st for Thanksgiving)
Session #3 Jan 16th – Feb 20th
Session #4 Mar 13th – Apr 24th (no class Mar 27th for Spring Break)

Class Description

Parents, look no further for a unique opportunity for your child to learn improv in a fun and safe environment. Children will have a blast exploring lots of theater and improvisational games. Young performers will learn basic stage and acting techniques while they further develop their creativity.

About the Teacher

Anne Marie Irey has been involved in theater for almost thirty years. She minored in Theatre at Saint Mary’s College and earned her M.Ed. at DePaul University. Anne Marie is an Alum of The Second City and she spent several years performing improv in Chicago. Previously, she taught 4th grade at Sacred Heart School, where she founded an after school drama program. Prior to teaching here at Westside, Anne Marie taught the Children’s Workshop at Wheaton Drama. You can also find Anne Marie performing musical improv here on Friday nights with her team, Dirty Bars.

Register for the Next Session!

Our classes are $100 for a session. Click one of the links below to register your child for a space in the next session:

Session #1: Tuesdays from Sep 12th to Oct 17th

Session #2: Tuesdays from Nov 7th to Dec 19th (no class Nov 21st)

Session #3: Tuesdays from Jan 16th (2018) to Feb 20th

Session #4: Tuesdays from March 13th (2018) to Apr 24th (no class Mar 27th)

Let us know if you have any questions on registration!