Free Drama Classes at NU for D65 Students

The Department of Theatre at Northwestern University is proud to offer free creative drama classes for fourth through eighth grade students in District 65.  These classes will continue the rich collaborative tradition between the NU Theatre Department and the Evanston School District 65 Drama program. The classes will meet on 5 consecutive Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning April 13

and ending on May 11, 2015. The classroom locations are on the Northwestern campus. Students should be dropped off at 4:25 and picked up at 5:35. Directions will be sent as the start of class approaches.


The classes will be taught by advanced creative drama students at Northwestern University under the supervision of Rives Collins, Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University and Betsy Quinn, Chair of the District 65 Drama Program.  Enrollment in the classes will be limited so please respond as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2015.


Please include the following information in your responses:
  • Child’s Name
  • Grade
  • School
  • Parents Number(s) during class time on Mondays.
  • Another contact in case of emergency
  • Any other information we should know
The Northwestern students are excited to work with your children and carry on the rich tradition of Creative Drama in Evanston.  Creative Drama was introduced into the Evanston/Skokie school system in the late 1920’s by Winifred Ward, Northwestern University professor and founder of the American creative drama movement.  For over 90 years, drama specialists trained by Miss Ward and her successors have taught drama to Evanston students.


Please feel free to contact Rives Collins with any questions at or by phone at 847-491-3163.  Thank you for your continued support of this historic collaboration.


Rives Collins, Associate Professor
Area Head, Theatre and Drama for Youth

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