Do you like acting, directing, or designing? Join this week-long workshop to learn about all three! Come work with Bay Street’s own Associate Artistic Director, Will Pomerantz, as he leads students through the fundamentals of acting, directing, and designing. Students in this program will work collaboratively in groups as miniature production teams to act, direct, and design scenes from classic plays. Each group’s scene will be presented on Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage for family and friends to attend on Friday.
Will has taught acting audition workships and master classes across the country at universityies, high schools and middle schools. He has directed and devloped new plays and musicals with such theaters as The Gutrie, American Repertory Theatre, 2nd Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre, Hartford Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, The Signiture Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Soho Rep, Culture Project, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Studio Theatre, Epic Theatre Ensemble, The Mark Taper Forum and Ensemble Studio Theatre.
He has directed world premieres by such playwrights as John Guare, David Auburn, Neil LaBute, Craig Lucas, Kia Corthron, David Lindsay-Abaire, Stephen Belber, Noah Haidle, Linda Cho, Kira Obolensky, and Russell Davis. In addition to his work on new plays, Will has also directed texts by Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shakespeare, Shaw and Sophocles.
Will has been the Boris Sagal Fellow in Directing for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Staff Repertory Director for The Acting Company, and is an alumnus of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater. He is also the co-librettist for the new music theatre works This Side of Paradise and FOR THE LAST TIME.
Will is Associate Artistic Director for Bay Street Theatre and recently directed The Last Night of Ballyhoo as part of the 2016 mainstage season.