Education

Bay Street Theater is committed to helping the community learn about theater in a variety of ways. You can contact our Education department by email at education@baystreet.org or by phone at 631-725-0818 ext. 213

Testimonials about Bay Street's Kid Theater Camps and Teen Programs:

“The Bay Street programming has given me a taste of the real world of performing and a head start in the field I hope to pursue.” – Student

“The Bay Street student programming has offered me so many opportunities to test the trust in myself and strive as an aspiring performer.” – Student

“My daughter said the Improv workshop was FANTASTIC! She really meant it, too. She said the instructor was great, too. Hooray! Such a wonderful program. We’ve been mentioning how much we would love to see workshops for older kids as ours grew and here it is—such a terrific start.” – Parent


 

KIDS THEATER CAMPS

Throughout the year, Bay Street Theater offers educational camps during the February and Spring Break school vacation weeks as well as several offerings during the summer. Call the Education Department at 631-725-0818 or email education@baystreet.org 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Workshops and Masterclasses round out the Bay Street Theater’s education mission by providing young actors with one-on-one coaching and staging of participants’ songs and monologues.

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosts extraordinary visiting artists and often arrange special classes to our community, providing an opportunity  to personally engage with amazing performers and performance-makers. Local artists of note are also invited to share their unique perspectives with our students in workshop settings.

Teen Workshops and Masterclasses are offered in areas of Audition Technique using contemporary monologues, Speaking Shakespeare speeches  as soliloquies to discover the essence of his characters, and Musical Theater acting and staging songs for Summer 2016.

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Bay Street's interns experience first-hand the workings of an active professional theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical production. Actively working with trade professionals in the rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater. Interns receive hands-on training in an extensive range of theatre skills through a rigorous schedule of production work.

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 theater 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.

GOAT ON A BOAT

The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre is a non-profit puppet theater committed to introducing young children and their families to a lifelong love of theater and the creative arts since 2001. Goat on a Boat has moved to to its new home at Bay Street Theater!

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Upcoming Education Shows & Events

Who Needs A Script
Category: Education September 14 through October 19

Students learn the basics of improvisation and deepen their theater skills while developing their prowess as improvisers through a variety of exercises, games and improv forms. A final presentation occurs on the last day of class on the Bay Street stage for friends and family!

Meet Willy Shakes!
Category: Education September 14 through October 19

In this class middle and high school students are introduced to the plays, characters and world of William Shakespeare. Students will work on scenes and develop characters from the Bard’s plays as well as get a healthy dose of Shakespeare’s life and times. The class will culminate in a final presentation for friends and family on the Bay Street stage!

Teen Scene
Category: Education September 14 through October 19

Teen actors will work on material from the contemporary and classical theater. In addition, participants will be exposed to a variety of different acting approaches: Stanislavski, Strasberg and Meisner, among them. Final scenes will be presented on the last day of class on the Bay Street stage for friends and family!

Everybody Can Act
Category: Education September 9 through October 28

This very popular offering returns to Bay Street in the fall of 2019! Join Bay Street’s Director of Education and Community Outreach Allen O’Reilly in this community-based offering where participants will learn the basics of theater and acting technique, trough games, short scenes and improvisation. All members of the class will work on a monologue as well as a scene that will be presented on the Bay Street stage on the final day of class!

World Story Wednesdays
Category: Education September 11 through October 16

Students explore classic fairy tales and world stories and become familiar with the basic theater training techniques of building focus, concentration and creating an ensemble and showcase their work and at a final performance for friends and family on the Bay Street stage!

Just For Laughs Improv!
Category: Education September 11 through October 30

Join improv master Scott Baker and learn both short form and character development improvisation techniques. Participants will gain confidence in life as well as on the stage and have the opportunity to impress their friends and family in a final showcase on the last day of class!

Film Screening of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Category: Education October 20 at 2:00pm

A Raisin in the Sun follows a poor black family that receives $10,000 from a life insurance policy after the father’s death. Instead of providing salvation, the money causes intense disagreements over what should...

STAGES presents FRANKENSTEIN FOLLIES
Category: Education October 25 through October 27

A Halloween-themed musical revue directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard, featuring all of your favorite monsters and ghouls with a cast of local young performers.

LITERATURE LIVE! presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Category: Education November 14 through December 1

Monday - Friday: School group performances. Contact allen@baystreet.org to book! Thursday - Saturday & Sunday 12/1: Public performances. Click above to purchase! (No performance on Thanksgiving...