Fall 2017 Registration

This fall the ABLE ensemble will explore some of the themes from our spring show, Cyrano de Bergerac to create our own original play. Actors will work together throughout the semester to devise original stories about inner and outer beauty, courage, and love. Working in a variety of mediums including scenes, monologues, movement and music, the group will stretch their imaginations and share their many diverse talents. 

As with previous semesters, we will host two ensembles with one meeting on Monday nights (led by teaching artists Katie & Kaylie), and the other on Friday nights (led by Katie & Sean). During the term, both groups will participate in a special workshop with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly to learn tools for devising physical theatre. At the end of the semester, both classes will come together to present their work onstage at The Biograph Theater. 

Read on to find out more about semester dates and locations, and click the button at the bottom of this page to register!

Classes are open to anyone ages 14-22 with Down syndrome or other developmental differences. Maximum enrollment, 12 actors per class (24 ensemble members total). 


Dates & Times:

Parent Meeting: Friday September 8, 6:30pm-8pm

MONDAY Ensemble: Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct.16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20 (no classes 10/9 or 11/27), all classes meet 6:30pm-8pm

FRIDAY Ensemble: Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct.13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17 (no classes 10/6 or 11/24), all classes meet 6:30pm-8pm

Frantic Assembly Workshop: Sunday, October 22 times and location still TBD

Dress Rehearsal: Friday December 1, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Final Performance: Saturday December 2, actors arrive 11:30am, house opens 12:30pm, showtime 1pm


Meeting and Class Location: 

Menomonee Club Drucker Center

1535 N. Dayton Ave.

Chicago IL 60642


Performance Location:

The Biograph Theater

2433 N. Lincoln Ave

Chicago IL 60614


Registration Fee: $425 (includes weekend workshop)