Education

Bay Street Theater is committed to helping the community learn about theater in a variety of ways

Kids Theater Camps!

Throughout the year, Bay Street Theater offers educational camps during the February and Spring Break school vaction weeks as well as several offerings during the summer.

LITERATURE LIVE! brings Classic American literature to life on stage in 90 minute professionally staged productions for audiences of all ages. Weekday performances are designed for school groups, which gives the students the unique opportunity to experience the power of the classic literature they have studied through live performance. LITERATURE LIVE! also offers supplemental programming to create a complete multi-sensory experience of the book at hand. Donate today to help keep this program FREE for students by donating. Call the Development Department at (631) 725-0818.

This year's production is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, running through November. 29. All Students are FREE with a valid ID and adults $25. To book groups or to buy single tickets, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.

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Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program. Plays chosen are from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are 90 minutes and weekday shows are followed by a question and answer session.

 

Quotes from Teachers and Students

The Literature Live! program consistently showcases superb productions of often-taught classic works; it dovetails beautifully with high school English Language Arts curricula, allowing students to experience a work read in class in a different medium, to analyze and compare directorial and authorial choices, and to think critically about genre, point of view, character motivation, and how a work changes from page to stage. The talk-backs with cast and director following student performances are an extra, enlightening treat. Literature Live! is a highlight of the year for students and faculty alike; we’re so lucky to have Bay Street Theatre close by and generously committed to supporting the education of local students.
Tom House, English Teacher, Bridgehampton School

I cannot say enough great things about this performance. The play was offered at an affordable price to students. It was wonderful to be able to utilize Bay Street for this student-friendly type performance...Having a play that connected to literature was valuable as a teaching tool…My students were so enthralled with the entire performance.
Jenn Fonocchiaro, Tuckahoe School

I would recommend this program because plays bring the book to life so the audience can experience what the character went through.  It’s like you’re right in the middle of everything that’s going on and you can understand the character’s feelings better. 
Student, Wyandanch Middle School

I loved the way we could tie it in to current issues and middle school life – bullying, victims, when good people do nothing, etc.
Teacher, Westhampton Beach Middle School

The response from the students who witnessed the production was unanimous in their praise for the quality of the theatrical experience and amazement that this story could come to life so powerfully in such an intimate setting. They truly felt a part of the experience and gained a greater understanding of the characters and the impact of literature on their lives. I hope this is a program that will continue for years to come and you can certainly count on our support and belief in its value to the students of the East End.
Debbie Mansir, East Hampton High School

It was an amazing theatrical experience for our students and they didn’t stop talking about the performance for days afterward. The work you do is inspiring and Pierson looks forward to future field trips to Bay Street.
Barbara Bekeimus, Pierson Middle & High School, Sag Harbor

The play was wonderful, actually I think it was probably one of the best performances I have seen.
Teacher, Pierson Middle School, Sag Harbor

Dear Bay Street, I thought the play was truly amazing.  I thought the actors were spectacular.
Student, Bridgehampton Middle School

Excellent Overall!
Teacher, Upper Room Christian School, Dix Hills

I really enjoyed watching the program you put together of “The Diary of Anne Frank”.  The actors were great, I really got the message and the feeling of the Holocaust because the play was very realistic and astonishing.  What I liked the most in the play is that it was very realistic; it made me feel very connected to the actors and the play itself.
Student

 

What is Literature Live?

LITERATURE LIVE! brings the power of the word from the page to the stage. Using curriculum-based literature, Bay Street Theater creates a unique learning experience by bringing professional theatre artists together to present first class productions. The possibilities for insight and understanding of the subject matter are only increased when students can witness the characters from a great play or novel living and breathing and telling their stories right before their eyes.

Why is it appropriate for schools?

Bay Street Theater will select standards-based literature, and this program will be supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. In addition, we will provide a "Q&A" session with the cast.

Who should attend?

LITERATURE LIVE! is designed specifically with middle and high school age students, their teachers and administrators in mind. In addition, Bay Street Theater will present the play on weekends for family audiences, and other types of groups (such as seniors, churches, and temples) who may wish to attend.

How can you book your group or school?

You can bring a group of any size from 1 - 299! Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Education Shows & Events

Kids Vacation Camps and Workshops!
Category: Education February 16 through February 20

The camps includes instruction in acting, singing, dance, performance & more. In addition there are fun, creative theater games and improvisations to help develop skills and to encourage students to stretch their...

Kids Vacation Camps and Workshops!
Category: Education April 6 through April 10

The camps includes instruction in acting, singing, dance, performance & more. In addition there are fun, creative theater games and improvisations to help develop skills and to encourage students to stretch their...