Theater Camps

Bay Street Theater’s camps and classes are aimed at fostering students’ wide range of interests and abilities in the arts. Our variety of offerings provides students of any age between 4 and 18 with opportunities to experiment with and develop their skills in areas of theater from Puppetry to Musical Theater to Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Summer Theater Camps

Bay Street Theater offers a variety of kids theater camps for kids of all ages all summer long! 

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$475 per child for one week, 2 weeks $850, 3 weeks $1,200

 

All Theater Camps run 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday 

 

My Life: The Musical
Ages 9 – 12: July 9 – 13 and August 13 – 17
Ages 7 – 9: July 16 – 20 and August 6 -10
Teaching Artist: Kristen Poulakis (all except August 13 – 17 camp. August 13 – 17 Teaching Artist: Lisa Engellis)


In this camp, students will work together to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that will culminate in a presentation on the Bay Street Theater Mainstage on Friday for family and friends. Students will receive instruction in acting, singing, dance, and musical theater history; as they also participate in creative theater games and improvisations that help to develop communication skills and encourage them to stretch their imaginative abilities.


Kristen Poulakis is a vocal coach, piano instructor and songwriting advocate for students of all ages. She teaches privately here on the East End of Long Island when she's not in the theatre. She taught several styles of dance at the Dance Centre of the Hamptons. Kristen co-owned/directed two musical theatre companies, ACT Out East as well as East End Children’s Theatre company at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall where she produced several musicals.

Lisa Engellis has been performing and directing for the past 20 years. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University/ CW Post, Lisa holds a BS in Education, A BA in Theatre, and a minor degree in Dance & English.  She is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having appeared in multiple movies, television series, and commercials throughout her career.  Lisa has produced, directed, and choreographed hundreds of full feature musical theatre productions and continues to do so.  She also trains privately in voice, acting,  and piano.


Greek Mythology Camp
Ages 4 – 7: July 23 – 27
Teaching Artist: Kristen Poulakis


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 gods? Find out in this brand new camp that lets campers use their imagination to play with and create their very own versions of the classic Greek Myths. This camp will culminate in a presentation of the campers’ original stories for family and friends to come see!


Kristen Poulakis is a vocal coach, piano instructor and songwriting advocate for students of all ages. She teaches privately here on the East End of Long Island when she's not in the theatre. She taught several styles of dance at the Dance Centre of the Hamptons. Kristen co-owned/directed two musical theatre companies, ACT Out East as well as East End Children’s Theatre company at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall where she produced several musicals.


Remix Shakespeare
Ages 7 – 9: July 30 – August 3
Teaching Artist: Bethany Dellapolla


Come play with some of Shakespeare’s most classic stories and make them your own! Campers will stretch their imaginations and explore creative ways of expressing the popular themes and language of The Bard. The camp will culminate in a presentation of the campers’ original work for family and friends to attend.


Bethany Dellapolla is an actress, teacher, director, and choreographer based in New York Ciry and Long Island. She is the co-founder of NexGen Youth Theater, a youth theatre company based out of New York City.


Yes And…Improv!
Ages 9 – 12: August 6 – 10
Teaching Artist: Lisa Engellis


Do you like Improv games? In this brand new camp, students will learn about what makes these improvisational games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater! Students will work with a teaching artist as they experiment with different forms of improvisation and use their imagination to create their very own exercises. The camp will culminate in an Improv show for family and friends to attend.

Lisa Engellis has been performing and directing for the past 20 years. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University/ CW Post, Lisa holds a BS in Education, A BA in Theatre, and a minor degree in Dance & English.  She is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having appeared in multiple movies, television series, and commercials throughout her career.  Lisa has produced, directed, and choreographed hundreds of full feature musical theatre productions and continues to do so.  She also trains privately in voice, acting,  and piano.


Puppet Power Camp
Ages 4 - 7: August 13 – 17
Teaching Artist: Liz Joyce
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 Theater, campers will work with Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater's Liz Joyce to build their own puppets, sets, and scenery for an original camper-created puppet show for family and friends on Friday.


Liz Joyce is an award-winning puppeteer and founder of Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater based out of Bay Street Theater.


Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage
Ages 9 – 12: August 20 – 24
Teaching Artist: Tony Tambasco
Students will explore an abridged, kid-friendly version of a 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.


Tony Tambasco is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer's Society and holds an MFA in directing and an M.Litt in Shakespeare and Performance from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin University, with undergraduate degrees in Theatre, English, and Computer Science from SUNY Potsdam.


 

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Upcoming Theater Camps Shows & Events

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...

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...

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: 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...