Bay Street Theatre Announces Kids Summer Theater Camps
Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming Kids Summer Theater Camps July 30- August 3 and August 6 -10. The camps are focused on ages 8 through 12, and run Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm daily at Studio 3 in Bridgehampton. The camps will be led by Susan Galardi and Bethany Dellapolla, and include many aspects of theatre including improv, vocal instruction, dance and more.
"The sheer fun of improv comedy and acting exercises, or learning a song or developing a short theater piece, engages children in problem solving, creative thinking, and collaboration,” says Galardi. “Through simple character study, they walk in someone else's shoes and gain insight into themselves and others."
A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and the Manhattan School of Music (Vocal Performance), Susan Galardi is a singer/actor/songwriter/playwright and a member of Actors’ Equity. As a performer, Susan was cast as the lead in many off-Broadway musicals and opera workshops in New York. She performed her original one-woman show, directed by Betty Buckley, in NYC and the Hamptons. In the Hamptons, Susan was cast as Miss Maudie in the Equity production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Bay Street Theater; read leading dramatic roles in Naked Stage productions at Guild Hall; and played a leading role in her original children's musical, WHO IS NATALIE SPOO?, for which she wrote the book, lyrics and music for the 10-person musical. Susan also wrote book/lyrics/music for her musical LIVING PROOF, produced three times in New York City to critical praise. In the area of improv/comedy, Susan appeared in many pre-taped sketch comedy spots on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Comedy Central".
Bethany Dellapolla will lead improv and acting exercises, and teaches all dance and choreography. She received her BA in both Theatre Performance and Radio/Television Production from SUNY New Paltz. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's Degree in Childhood Education, and graduated in May with honors. She is a proud member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Regional and NYC Acting Credits include: FOR NO GOOD REASON (Margie), WORKING (Delores Dante), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Olive Ostrovsky), CABARET (Frenchie/Lady #2), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Romaine, et al), COMPANY (Jenny), RUTHLESS! (Lita Encore), VAUDVILLE FOLLIES (Dancer), THE NEW WORLD (Featured Vocalist, NYC) and THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST (Popeye, NYC).
There are just a few spots remaining, and the camps always sell out. Cost is $425 for one week per child or $800 for two weeks of camp per child. For payment and more information, please call Jamie at 631-725-0818 ext. 107. For more information about the camps or other programming at Bay Street Theatre, log on to www.baystreet.org
Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to presenting new, classic and contemporary works of the highest quality, which challenge as well as entertain, speak to the diversity of the community and champion the human spirit. Bay Street’s commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.