Musical Theater Audition Techniques
Vocal: Tuesday, July 10
Dance: Tuesday, July 24
Teaching Artist: Michael Canestraro
Students will learn how to best prepare and present themselves in a professional Musical Theatre audition situation as ether vocalists or dancers as well as exploring what directors and choreographers are looking for in Musical Theatre performers.
Michael Canestraro is a member of AEA and Lincoln Center Theatre’s Directors Lab and has appeared in five Off‐Broadway Musicals. He currently serves as the Education Coordinator for Bay Street Theater.
Shakespeare’s Classic Scenes
Tuesday, July 31
Teaching Artist: Tony Tambasco
Gain first-hand experience analyzing and experimenting with a classic scene from Shakespeare. Students will work on tackling the language and meter as well as characterization and stage directions of The Bard’s most well-known works.
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.
Play Analysis/Scene Study
Tuesday, August 14
Teaching Artist: Will Pomerantz
In this class, students will work with 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.
Will Pomerantz has directed and developed new plays and musicals with such theatres as The Guthrie, American Repertory Theatre, 2nd Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre, Hartford Stage, New York Theater Workshop, The Signature Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum and The Kennedy Center. He has directed world premieres by such playwrights as John Guare, David Auburn, Neil LaBute, Craig Lucas, Kia Corthron, and David Lindsay-Abaire. His productions have won Eliot Norton and Independent Reviewers of New England Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, Broadway World Awards, and a Drama Desk nomination. Will is Associate Artistic Director for Bay Street Theater.
Tuesday, August 21
Teaching Artist: Scott Schwartz
Imagine learning how to direct theater from a Broadway professional! In this class, students will work collaboratively in learning and experimenting with the fundamentals of directing. Students will work in groups to block and perform various scenes.
Scott Schwartz is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater as well as an internationally known artist. His work has been seen on and Off Broadway, across the United States, in Great Britain, Europe and Asia. Currently, his production of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is running in both Japan and Germany.
Making a Monologue
Tuesday, August 28
Teaching Artist: Christianne Greiert
Students will learn the fundamentals of playwriting as they write and perform their very own monologue for an original character.
Christianne Greiert is an actress, producer, and teaching artist based in New York City. She’s had the privilege of working with New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Chautauqua Institution, Red Fern Theatre Company, Shakespeare Gym, Florida Studio Theatre, and other Off-Broadway and emerging companies. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity and serves as the Producing Artistic Director of Clutch Productions, a nonprofit creative collective committed to fostering the voices of up-and-coming female artists in theatre and film. As a rule, Christianne is passionate about collaboration, belly laughing, and baseball!