Acting to Change the World

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  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • GLC~NS

Acting to Change the World


Will your child make the world a better place? Does your child know how?

Every day your child interacts with friends, neighbors, coaches, and teachers, and has the chance to have a positive impact on everyone around them.

We are offering a developmentally appropriate, socially conscious improvisation theatre experience at GLC. It is a venue for enhancing the middle school child’s acting and leadership skills so she or he can navigate life as the driver rather than the passenger. This skill set can change the way kids respond to bullying, the way they respond to the challenges of adolescence, and the way they live their lives.


If you are looking for a summer activity,  “Acting to Change the World” is  a week-long immersion experience in participatory theater learning that fosters democratic and cooperative forms of interaction among participants.

Every day will include games, warm-up, writing a scene, and acting and improvising to evolve the scene. There will be a break in the middle, and kids are welcome to bring a snack.


Who: 6-8th graders

What: A summer activity that addresses issues salient to emerging teens

When: August 14-18, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Gifted Learning Center~North Shore

466 Central Avenue, Suite 21

Northfield, Illinois 60093

Cost: $250.00

To register or for more information contact Dr. Gretchen Witte Glader at 847.345.1694


Gifted Learning Center ~North Shore is a not-for-profit learning center that supports kids who have their own ideas.


We will being drawing on the work of Augusto Boal and his “Theater of the oppressed” movement. Theater of the Oppressed provides tools for people to explore collective struggles, analyze their history and present circumstances, and then experiment with inventing a new future together through theater.


The Center supports gifted and profoundly gifted students in many ways, including as a summer program, an adjunct to families who home school, as an after school resource for students, or as a summer program.
Montessori informed service delivery under the direction of experienced staff, with respect for self-determination and discussion.
Highly customized social emotional support in an intellectually stimulating environment with flexible 90 minute sessions from 12:45 pm to 6:00 pm, M– F
Providing nurturing and thoughtful staff, student, parent and community relationships