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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Education Shows & Events

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: Jack and Jill
Category: Goat on a Boat June 30 at 11:00am

Jack & Jill is one-man puppet show featuring hand-carved, folk-toy-inspired puppets and live music. The show explores the contemporary issue of water conservation in the tradition of the Appalachian Jack Tale. In...

Kids Theater Camp - My Life: The Musical
Category: Theater Camps July 9 through July 13

Ages 9 - 12
9:30 am - 12:30 pm daily In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students...

Teen Master Class: Musical Theater Audition Techniques (Vocal)
Category: Education July 10 at 10:30am

Ages 13 - 18 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Teaching Artist: Mike Canestraro More info to be announced

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: Monkey and Dino's Funky Puppet Show
Category: Goat on a Boat July 12 at 11:00am

Best friends Monkey (a monkey) and Dino (a dinosaur) are attempting to bring YOU the greatest puppet show EVER! Or at least a really good one. Join this simian and reptilian team and a host of their other wacky friends...

Kids Theater Camp - My Life: The Musical
Category: Theater Camps July 16 through July 20

Ages 7 - 9
9:30 am - 12:30 pm In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will...

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: The Dinosaur Show
Category: Goat on a Boat July 19 at 11:00am

Make no bones about it - The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination. Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets to bring this prehistoric...

Kids Theater Camp: Greek Mythology
Category: Theater Camps July 23 through July 27

Ages 4 - 7 9:30 am  - 12:30 pm daily  Have you ever wondered what would happen if Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Poseidon, the god of the sea, teamed up to pull a prank on Zeus, the king of all Greek...

Teen Master Class: Musical Theater Audition Techniques (Dance)
Category: Education July 24 at 10:30am

Ages 13 - 18 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Teaching Artist: Mike Canestraro More info to be announced

Kids Theater Camp: Remix Shakespeare
Category: Education July 30 through August 3

Ages 7 - 9 9:30 am - 12:30 pm daily Come play with some of Shakespeare’s most classic stories and make them your own! Along with a teaching artist, campers will stretch their imaginations and explore creative...

Teen Master Class: Shakespeare's Classic Scenes
Category: Education July 31 at 10:30am

Ages 13 - 18 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Teaching Artist: to be announced Gain first-hand experience analyzing and experimenting with a classic scene from Shakespeare. Students will work with a teaching artist in tackling the...

Kids Theater Camp: Yes And...Improv!
Category: Theater Camps August 6 through August 10

Ages 9-12 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Do you like Improv games? In this brand new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater! Students will work with a...

Kids Theater Camp - My Life: The Musical
Category: Theater Camps August 6 through August 10

Ages 7 - 9 9:30 am - 12:30 pm In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn...

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: Cinderella
Category: Goat on a Boat August 11 at 11:00am

A peppy interpretation of the classic story in which Cinderella is helped by her fairy godmother and the clock at the top of the castle tower to outwit her evil stepmother and win Prince Charming’s heart. Full of...

Kids Theater Camp: Puppet Power!
Category: Education August 13 through August 17

Ages 4-7 9:30 am  - 12:30 pm In this camp, students will have the unique opportunity to learn about and play with a variety of puppets. In addition to attending a professional puppet show here at Bay Street...

Teen Master Class: Play Analysis/Scene Study
Category: Education August 14 at 10:30am

AGES 13 - 18 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Teaching Artist: Will Pomerantz In this class, students will work with Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director in analyzing a classic scene both on the page and on the...

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: Bugtown Follies
Category: Goat on a Boat August 16 at 11:00am

Master of Ceremonies Bugsby Berkeley heads a cast of all-star insects who perform in the craziest Vaudeville show ever!  Acrobatic ants, jumping fleas, tap-dancing spiders, cavorting caterpillars...even a butterfly...

Kids Theater Camp: Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage
Category: Theater Camps August 20 through August 24

Ages 9-12 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 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...

Teen Master Class: Directing
Category: Education August 21 at 10:30am

AGES 13 - 18 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Teaching Artist: Scott Schwartz In this class, students will work with Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director collaboratively in learning and experimenting with the fundamentals of...

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Category: Goat on a Boat August 23 at 11:00am

A modern re-telling with a family of bears at a National State Park campsite who bear a striking resemblance to the Cleaver family in "Leave It To Beaver;" complete with TV commercials , a rock &...

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: The Comedians (Performed by Teatrino Giullare from Italy!)
Category: Goat on a Boat August 25 at 11:00am

The Comedians is an Italian theatrical tradition mixing drama, music and puppetry. Harlequin, Pantalone and Capitano star in funny episodes of puppet theater with a universal language, mainly mimic, a lot of music and a...

Teen Master Class: Making a Monologue
Category: Education August 28 at 10:30am

AGES 13 - 18 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Teaching Artist: To be announced Students will learn the fundamentals of playwriting as they write and perform their very own monologue for an original character.

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street: Three Billy Goats Gruff
Category: Goat on a Boat September 1 at 11:00am

This production starts with the classic race of the Tortoise and the Hare. Hare, super speedy; Tortoise, slow and steady. Who will win? The conclusion of the race takes place on the “Troll Bridge” waking up...