Photos by Michael Heller
$470 per child for one week of camp
Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26
9am - 3pm daily
Group 1: Ages 7 - 12
Group 2: Ages 13 - 18
Shake it up! 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 2019 School Vacation Theater camps are taught by Bay Street's Director of Education & Community Outreach Allen O'Reilly & Bethany Dellapolla.
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.
Bethany is an actress, teacher, director, and choreographer based in NYC and Long Island. She received her BA in Theatre Performance from SUNY New Paltz, where she was named one of the Outstanding Graduates of her class. She also graduated (with honors), from LIU with her Masters Degree in Childhood Education, and holds teaching certifications in Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Theatre Education. Teaching and coaching credits include: Broadway Dance Center, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Bay Street Theater, TADA! Youth Theatre, Pierson Middle-High School, Gateway Playhouse, and NexGen Youth Theatre, her own youth theatre company based in NYC (www.nexgenyouththeatre.com). She has been fortunate to direct and/or choreograph many shows for children and adults as well, such as The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan Jr., The Boyfriend, Really Rosie, Willy Wonka, Shrek, 13, Fame!, and The World Goes 'Round. As an actress, Bethany has performed in everything from independent film, to radio and theatre. Most recently, Bethany was seen as Mrs. Potts/Villager in Beauty and the Beast (BroadwayWorld.com nomination - Best Actress in a Musical), Steph in Reasons to Be Pretty, and Nurse/Worker 2 in Eco: The Musical (NYMF). Favorite regional credits include: Love, Loss, and What I Wore (BroadwayWorld.com nomination – Best Actress in a Play), The Graduate (Elaine), Cabaret (Frenchie), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), Ruthless! The Musical (Lita Encore), Company (Jenny), and The Tempest (Iris). She is also a competitive ballroom dancer. Twitter/Instagram: @bdellapolla
All classes are held on Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hip Hop Shakespeare!
Monday, July 15th
In this fun, interactive workshop, participants will explore the similarities between the language of Shakespeare and modern-day hip hop and rap. Using examples from Shakespeare’s plays, Hamilton and the contemporary music scene, students will discover there are a lot more similarities in the language and style of these two art forms that they might think!
Monday, July 29th
Gain first-hand experience analyzing and experimenting with a classic scene from Shakespeare. Students will work with a teaching artist in tackling the language and meter as well as characterization and stage directions of The Bard’s most well-known works.
Making a Monologue
Monday, August 5th
Students will learn the fundamentals of playwriting with examples from both classic and contemporary plays as they write and perform their very own monologue for an original character of their own creation!
Play Analysis/Scene Study
Monday, August 12th
In this class, students will work with (Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director?) a teaching artist in analyzing a classic scene both on page and on the stage. Students will gain an understanding of scene structure and characterization and how these analyses are conveyed on stage.
Annie Get Your Gun
Wednesday, August 14th at 2pm & Thursday, August 15th 1:30pm-4pm
In this new offering, participants will attend a matinee performance of Bay Street’s mainstage production of Annie Get Your Gun then return the following afternoon for a three-hour workshop with a cast member from the production that they viewed!
Participants must be available for both opportunities.
Triple Threat! Musical Theater Training
August 19th-23rd 9:30am-12:30pm
In this week long workshop, students interested in the world of musical theater will spend an entire week focused on gaining “triple-threat” status under the instruction and empowerment of three different teaching artist professionals from the world of dancing, singing and acting for the musical theater. Students will share their new found confidence and expertise in a showcase for friends and family on the final day of the workshops!