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USA, Skokie, IL, February 12, 2010. Drama instructor Tim Ortmann speaks to cast members in the "black box" theater. Niles North High School's afternoon programs give hundreds of kids opportunities to learn and pursue artistic or academic avenues of their own choice outside standard curricula. The drama program, for example, teaches interested students every aspect of theater, from the roles themselves to costume-making, set-building and production design. Photo for Hoy by Jay Dunn.