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.

 

 

Got kids who need plans for school vacations?

Register them today for Bay Street Theater's School Vacation Theater Camps!

Enrollment is now open!

Click here to print enrollment forms 

$470 per child for one week of camp

Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26

9:00am - 3:00pm daily

Group 1: Ages 7 - 12

Group 2: Ages 13 - 18

The Riotous Youth! A Shakespearean Comedy Theatre Camp!

Students will work independently in each of the two split sessions during this spring's vacation camp. Then both groups of students will come together to perform an adaptation of a Shakespeare comedy and present it on the final day of camp for friends and family!


 

Bay Street Theater's April 2019 School Vacation Theater camp is taught by Bay Street's Director of Education & Community Outreach Allen O'Reilly and Theresa DeBerry

Allen has been an educator and professional actor for over thirty years. He has served as Artistic Director at Young Audiences of Atlanta, Education Director at Georgia Shakespeare and most recently Education Programs Manager at Cleveland Play House. Allen has acted at Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre. Clarence Brown and the Alliance Theatre and was an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare for twenty-four seasons. TV/film credits include: Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code and the upcoming Anhedonia

Teresa DeBerry has been a theater educator and professional actor, director and choreographer throughout the Eastern United States for 40 years. She taught for the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years; where she was part of the team that created and implementing their most successful summer theater performance program for young actors. Teresa also created and taught the first professional teen ensemble in Atlanta for Horizon Theater Company. She taught Theater and Dance full time for The Westminster Schools, where she also was part of the team that created, Odyssey, a performing arts inspired summer enrichment program for inner city students ages 8-18. Teresa has taught, directed and choreographed for Georgia Shakespeare, Theater in the Square, Georgia Tech and Emory University, where she co-taught a Shakespeare in Performance class with world famous author, Salman Rushdi. Teresa has taught for Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Shakespeare, Florida State University, Galloway School, Georgia Ensemble Theater, and Theater in the Square. Teresa has a long history of coaching national finalists and winners in the English-speaking Union's High School Shakespeare Competition. As a professional actor Teresa has performed with The Alliance Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Cleveland Public Theater, Karamu Theater, Theater Emory, Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, Theater in the Square and Horizon Theater among many others. Teresa is also an experienced audio book narrator, with more than 60 titles to her credit. She is very excited to share her experience and talent with the students at Bay Street Theater.


 

 Already thinking of summer? Bay Street has summer camps all summer long for kids and teens of all ages!

 

Keep reading for all kids camp offerings and click here for enrollment forms, or click here for classes and workshops for teens! For questions or to register over the phone, call Director of Education & Community Outreach Allen O'Reilly at 631-725-0818 x213

 

ALL CAMPS MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:30AM - 12:30PM DAILY

 

JULY CAMPS

My Life: The Musical - This is your life; let’s make it a musical.
Ages 9 – 12: July 8 – 12

Ages 7 – 9: July 15 – 19

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 standard songs and choreography that 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; and they will also participate in creative theater games and improvisations that help to develop communication skills and encourage them to stretch their imaginative abilities.

My Favorite Tales!

Ages 4-7: July 8 - 12

In this new camp, students will bring their favorite fairy tales to life on stage! Participants will learn the basic theater principles of focus, concentration and working with a partner.  Then, with the assistance of a master teaching artist, the group will adapt their favorite fairy tales and myths into a presentation that will be performed for friends and family on the final day of camp!

Improv Camp    “Yes And…Improv!”
Ages 9 – 12: July 22 - July 26

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 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.

Greek Mythology: Mixed Up Myths!
Ages 4 – 7: July 22 – 26

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!

 

 

AUGUST CAMPS

My Life: The Musical - This is your life; let’s make it a musical.
Ages 7 – 9: August 5 -9

Ages 9 – 12: August 12- 16

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 standard songs and choreography that 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; and they will also participate in creative theater games and improvisations that help to develop communication skills and encourage them to stretch their imaginative abilities.

Puppet Power Camp - Learn and play with Puppetry.
Ages 4 – 7: August 5-9

Puppet Power Camp combines theater, craft and your child’s imagination in this week-long camp for our youngest thespians. Under the guidance of Goat on a Boat’s Liz Joyce, campers will make a variety of puppets and will perform their own puppet show on the final day of camp.

Remix Shakespeare: Have fun playing with Shakespeare.
Ages 7 – 9: August 19 - 23

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 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. 

Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage
Ages 9 – 12: August 19 – 23

Students will work with a teaching artist to 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.

 

 

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