After School Drama @ Northwestern University  

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 18 and ending on May 16, 2016. 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 Betsy Quinn, Chair of the District 65 Drama Department and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University.  Enrollment in the classes will be limited so please respond as soon as possible, but no later than April 2, 2016.

In order to register your child, please email the following information to

  • 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 including allergies and other health concerns.

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 1924 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, taught drama to Evanston students.

Thank you for your continued support of this historic program!

Betsy Quinn
Drama Teacher and Drama Department Chair, Evanston-Skokie School District 65
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theatre, Northwestern University

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