Bay Street opens a Holiday Silent Auction

Bay Street Theater is hosting a Holiday Silent Auction that begins Sunday, November 21, and continues through Thursday, December 2. Items will be available for bidding 24 hours a day, each day, by visiting the auction link at

Bay Street Theater brings ‘Macbeth’ to Life for Young Audiences

Each fall, Bay Street Theater presents Literature Live! its popular education initiative, which brings classic literature to life on stage for the benefit of middle and high school students across Long Island. But like all other aspects of life, the rise of COVID-19 in 2020 threw a major monkey wrench into the way in which theaters present plays to live audiences — a particular concern for Bay Street as it pondered the logistics of bringing students into a confined space for a show.

Young Thespians go ‘Into The Woods’ of Artistic Discovery with South Fork Performing Arts

When South Fork Performing Arts (SFPA) put on its debut performance — a production of “Antigone Now” in 2018 — Amaia Astorr was in the audience. She was there to support two of her friends, who were performing in the play, but it became a transformative experience for her. A year later, she was no longer content being a spectator.

Josh Gladstone Will Step Down as Artistic Director of the John Drew Theater

Guild Hall in East Hampton has announced that after 21 years at the helm of the John Drew Theater, artistic director Josh Gladstone has decided to pursue new creative opportunities at the end of 2021. A national search will be launched to find his successor.

This Holiday Season, Michael Disher will Bring ‘Miracle On 34th Street’ to Southampton

Michael Disher, longtime director of Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center, is back on the South Fork this holiday season. From December 3-12, Disher and his cast will present Lance Arthur Smith’ and Jon Lorenz’s “Miracle on 34th Street, A Live Musical Radio Play” in Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts.

Bay Street Theater Wants You

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is looking for volunteers for the fall and winter concert season, as well as the upcoming 2022 mainstage season, Music Mondays, new works play readings and special events.  

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ to Open in Manhattan

This past summer at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh presented “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a one-woman show that enjoyed a sold-out run. Now the play, which was written by Mark St. Germain, is opening with a limited Off-Broadway run starring Feldshuh at Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

HTC’s ‘Native Gardens’ Continues its Run in Quogue

“Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías is the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 season. It opened October 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and runs through November 7.

A Tale as Old as Property Lines: Hampton Theatre Company Opens Season with ‘Native...

A fence between two neighbors can be so much more than a fence. On the most basic level, it represents a property line. But it can also separate age, left- and right-leaning politics, culture and, of course, the gardens themselves — as is the case in “Native Gardens,” a play by Karen Zacarías. If this conflict sounds eerily familiar, it should.

It’s Sondheim On The South Fork

On November 5 and 6, head back “Into The Woods” with the young actors of South Fork Preforming Arts (SFPA) as they perform Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway musical of the same name.

Literature Live! Returns to Bay Street with Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

Bay Street Theater Literature Live! program is returning with the staged virtual premiere of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” on Tuesday, November 9, at 8 p.m., followed by a talkback between the show’s creators and actors.

Shinnecock Storyteller will Host One-Night Show at Guild Hall

The pandemic has led a lot of people to ponder and re-examine aspects of their personal lives, and look at social constructs and systems in a new light. This was true for Andrina Wekontash Smith, and she reckoned with those thoughts and feelings the best way she knows how — she turned them into art.

Gary Hygom Takes the Reins of Suffolk Theater

After eight years as general and artistic director of the historic Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, on October 15, Daniel Binderman will hand the reigns to Gary Hygom, former executive director of Patchogue Theater and the 20-year producing director at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

The Met Opera Returns to Guild Hall

The Met’s “Live in HD” Series Returns to Guild Hall on October 16, with Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” followed by the historic premiere of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” on October 23, and “Eurydice” on December 4.

October Programming at Southampton Arts Center

Complementing its recently opened exhibition “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center has scheduled a number of artist talks, tours, workshops, films and live performances for the month of October. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation and reflection.

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If you ask Bridgehampton’s Harris Yulin about his partnership with fellow actor Stacy Keach, he’ll tell you that theirs is a long and enduring friendship — one that has spanned more than 50 years. And, as you might expect, it all began with the stage.

Michael Disher Believes in Miracles

When it comes to East End theatrical longevity, Michael Disher has been directing productions out here probably longer than anyone else. But audiences have probably noticed that both Disher and his productions have been conspicuously absent from the SCC stage as of late. That’s because in recent years, Disher has been undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis and related complications. Now, Disher is back at SCC with a holiday show for the ages.

The Hamptons Doc Fest is Back in Person

Last year, the Hamptons Doc Fest went virtual, with audience members streaming documentaries from the comfort of their own homes through an app. But now, a year later, the festival is back with two in-person venues in Sag Harbor.