Students will embark on a journey through Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, which also happens to be one of Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage productions this summer, As You Like It! Students will work with a teaching artist to explore an abridged, kid-friendly version of the Shakespeare play, culminating in a presentation on Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage on Friday for family and friends. As students gain basic instruction in acting, they will become familiar with the classic language, characters, and comedy of The Bard. Upon booking, and subject to availability, campers will also receive two free tickets to see Bay Street’s production of As You Like It with their parent or guardian.
Taught by Kristen Carolann DiPerro:
Carolann Di Pirro - A WHB local, Carolann is delighted to be back home on the East End after 25 years in NYC and LA. As a professional actor for over 30 years, she has experience working on comedy, drama, classic, contemporary and original works. Her credits include the TV shows Saturday Night Live for 6 seasons, American Dreams and The Sopranos: the films The Confession and The Last Shot, both with fellow Long Islander Alec Baldwin: and numerous stage productions in NY, LA, London including A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Shakespeare Co.’s Almeida Theater and at regional theaters including The Scarlet Letter with Literature Live! at Bay Street this past fall. One favorite credit is the all women’s sketch comedy troupe Broad Comedy runs at Caroline’s Comedy Club (NY), The Acme Theatre (LA), The Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh, Scotland) and The Stuart Street Playhouse (Boston). She adores serving as a Teaching Artist at the WHB PAC, directing for the YAWP Middle and High School Programs, and taking part in projects, readings, and the Summer Writing Series with Southampton Stony Brook’s directing and writing programs. Carolann heads Di Pirro Tutoring & Test Prep with students across the country and is a graduate of Swarthmore College, American Conservatory Theatre, and the British American Drama Academy. She, her husband, and son are eco-renovating their new old home in Westhampton with their dog, 3 cats, and multiple chickens (and hopefully soon a goat and a pony). You can visit her at CarolannDiPirro.com.