Bay Street Theater Announces EVERYBODY CAN ACT Class for Adults

Bay Street Theater Announces EVERYBODY CAN ACT Class for Adults

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Everybody Can Act!, adult acting class for ages 19-99. Classes will be on Mondays starting January 28 and will run through March 18 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Allen O'Reilly, Bay Street Theater's new Director of Education and Community Outreach, will be the instructor.

In this community-based offering, participants will learn the basics of theater: focus, on concentration, trust, and ensemble-building. Through a variety of exercises, games, improvisations, and short scenes, participants will gain confidence as performers and have an opportunity to display their new-found prowess in a final performance for family and friends on the last day of class.

"The class is custom-designed to the individual participant's specific goals," says O'Reilly, "and it will be thoroughly engaging for both beginners wanting to take a 'dare,' as well as many seasoned actors. Participants will work on a monologue as well as a scene over the eight-week class."

O'Reilly 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.

To sign up, call the Bay Street Theater Administration Office at 631-725-0818. Space is limited and is expected to fill up fast. Cost is $375 for the 8-week class.
Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts 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. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.

Photo: Allen O'Reilly by Sovo Photography

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