ADULT AND KIDS’ WORKSHOPS
FOCUSING ON ACTING, IMPROV,
BALLROOM DANCING, AND MORE
STARTING IN SEPTEMBER
The full fall schedule of workshops is as follows:
Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m.
September 26–November 14
For adults ages 18 and up.
$200.00 for eight sessions.
You don’t need to be funny to take this class! Just be open to fun and let us teach you the rest! Join improv master Scott Baker and learn both short form and character development improvisation techniques. Participants will have fun gaining confidence in all situations life will throw at you as well as on the stage. Students will have the opportunity to impress their friends and family with how much they have learned by inviting them to watch on the last day of class!
Ballroom Dancing Lessons with Touch Dancing
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
September 27–November 15
For adults ages 18 and up.
$200 for eight sessions; drop-in rate, $30 per class.
Under the guidance of Touch Dancing Artistic Director Alphonso Triggiani and his associates, participants will learn “real dancing for real people” and will focus on aspects of “social dancing” as opposed to competitive ballroom dancing.
Open to both beginners as well as experienced dancers, this class with inspire you with the confidence to both “lead” and “follow;” and will cover the disciplines of Disco, Latin and Smooth along the way! Most of all, this course promises to be a great deal of fun for all involved! Both singles and couples welcome!
Dance lessons for the first hour, followed by a half hour of supervised practice dancing.
Illyria: A Musical Twelfth Night
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
September 24–November 12
For kids ages 7–12 and 13–17.
$450.00 for eight sessions.
Illyria: A Musical Twelfth Night is a new musical comedy by John R. Briggs based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. With adaptation and lyrics by John R. Briggs and music by John R. Briggs and Eric Frampton.
This camp will be held with two groups, kids ages 7 to 12 and kids ages 13 to 17. Each camp will be held in tandem with the other. Students will perform in this fun and lively adaptation of Shakespeare’s most musical comedy! Illyria features the colorful characters of Shakespeare’s original: Viola, Malvolio, Olivia, Maria, Sir Toby and Sir Andrew and a wide variety of musical styles including Calypso, Country, Rock, Gospel, and Love Ballads. A final performance for friends and family combining both groups of age levels will be held on Saturday, November 12.
Meghan Rafferty’s On-Camera Acting Class
October 1–November 5
For ages 16 and up.
$300.00 for six sessions.
Each week participants will be given a new scene to work on; one of the weeks will be focused on “cold reading,” a common phenomenon in the world of auditioning for film and television.
Students will potentially have just 20 minutes to prepare an audition! The audition process has changed drastically in the last two years. Gone are the days of crowded audition rooms. In the future, there will be more opportunities for those actors who do not live in New York City or Los Angeles. But first you must learn how to make a great self-tape.
Not only will Meghan give you invaluable feedback on your scene, but she will also give participants advice on all aspects of self- taping including set-up, recording, editing and how to send an audition tape to casting directors that will bring you to the next level. Participants will be given their audition sides in advance of the class and will be put on tape during class where Meghan will then provide her invaluable feedback. The best “take” each week will be sent to the participants following that particular week’s class via email. Meghan will also give her industry insight to anyone who brings their headshot and resume.
The class is open to beginners as well as seasoned professionals, Meghan a working actor herself, loves actors and truly appreciates the audition process from both sides of the table. Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity to work with an industry professional who also happens to be one of only three New York casting directors who are also working actors!
The 2022 Mainstage Season is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; New York State through the generosity of Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; Town of Southampton; The Shubert Foundation; Suffolk County Office of Film & Cultural Affairs; fully or partially funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning; AARP Long Island; Adam Miller Group; Advantage Title; Air Hamptons; Baron’s Cove; Bartlett Tree Experts; CeeJack Team of Compass Real Estate; Corcoran; Dave Bofill Marine; Dayton, Ritz & Osborne Insurance; DIME; East End Awning; East End Tick & Mosquito Control; First Coastal; Fishers Home Furnishings; Fisher Signs & Shirts; Greg D’Angelo; Grenning Gallery; Harbor Pets; Hollander Design Landscape Architects; Jane Holden; BHS; Maggio Environmental Services; Mala Sander + Team; National Grid; North American Air Charter; Northwell Health; Peconic Bay Medical Center; Propane Depot; PSEG Long Island; REVCO Lighting; Risk Strategies; Sag Harbor Books; Six Sigma Auto Group; SOTHEBY’S; Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; The Awning Company; The Wharf Shop; Twin Forks Pest Control; Unlimited Earth Care; Weber & Grahn; Weill Cornell Medicine; WLNG Radio, and WSHU Radio.
Bay Street Theater is a fully vaccinated company. All attendance is available via touchless ticketing. Masks are mandatory upon entry to the theater and when seated. For full list of COVID-19-related safety procedures and guidelines for in-person events, please visit us online at baystreet.org.
Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.