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Bay Street Theater Announces Kids/Teens School Vacation Theater Camps

Bay Street Theater Announces Kids/Teens School Vacation Theater Camps

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to offer The Riotous Youth! A Shakespearean Comedy Theater Camp on Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26 from 9 am - 3 pm daily. Ages 7-12 and Ages 13-18. The camps are taught by Allen O'Reilly and Teresa DeBerry.

Students will work independently in each of the two split sessions during the spring vacation theater 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.

"This is the first year we are offering a Shakespearean themed camp in April," says Allen O'Reilly, Director of Education at Bay Street Theater. "It's part of our expanding theater education plans for 2019."

Registration is $470 per child or teen. Parents and Guardians can register their kids by calling the Administrative Office at 631-725-0818 or by printing forms online at baystreet.org.

Allen 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.

Teresa DeBerry has been a theater educator and professional actor, director and choreographer throughout the Eastern United States for 40 years. She taught for the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years; where she was part of the team that created and implementing their most successful summer theater performance program for young actors. Teresa also created and taught the first professional teen ensemble in Atlanta for Horizon Theater Company. She taught Theater and Dance full time for The Westminster Schools, where she also was part of the team that created, Odyssey, a performing arts inspired summer enrichment program for inner city students ages 8-18. Teresa has taught, directed and choreographed for Georgia Shakespeare, Theater in the Square, Georgia Tech and Emory University, where she co-taught a Shakespeare in Performance class with world famous author, Salman Rushdi. Teresa has taught for Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Shakespeare, Florida State University, Galloway School, Georgia Ensemble Theater, and Theater in the Square. Teresa has a long history of coaching national finalists and winners in the English-speaking Union's High School Shakespeare Competition. As a professional actor Teresa has performed with The Alliance Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Cleveland Public Theater, Karamu Theater, Theater Emory, Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, Theater in the Square and Horizon Theater among many others. Teresa is also an experienced audio book narrator, with more than 60 titles to her credit. She is very excited to share her experience and talent with the students at Bay Street Theater.

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. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.

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