All of our educational programming is led by ATL's Artistic Director Tony Lawry and is designed to push the student while never underestimating them. ATL's commitment to casting young performers in every production makes our classes a great place to identify this future talent. He has been teaching and directing middle & high schoolers in theatre and improv in the Chicagoland area since 2003 with other theatre companies such as Northlight Theatre, American Theatre Company, Mudlark Theatre, Piccolo Theatre and Court Theatre. Tony has done many residencies in CPS & District 65 schools. He has also been directing actors of all ages since 1995. To register for any class please email

Improv for teens/tweens