Theater

Lifelong Learning with Bay Street Theater

Beginning in May, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its “Lifelong Learning Series,” a free, four-part, online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island. The series consists of monthly 60-minute seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwrighting, storytelling and exercises in creative motivation.

Bay Street Announces its 30th Anniversary Season

Bay Street Theater celebrates its 30th anniversary season this summer with “Come Together,” a showcase of live, indoor performances, outdoor musical concerts and experiential art installations. The season will launch with a staged production in the theater of Mark St. Germain’s “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” starring Tovah Feldshuh, and will continue with “Wonder/Wall,” an immersive visual arts experience, and conclude with an outdoor concert production of “Camelot.”

Public Forum to be Held at Bay Street Theater 

Bay Street Theater will host a live, in-person and online public forum to discuss the building and site of the new Bay Street Theater, on Saturday, May 1, at 4 p.m. For those unable to attend, the live event will be broadcast simultaneously through its website. 

A Theater Thinks Inside the Box: Peeking in on a Pandemic

For more than a year now, visual artists have been using their creative talents largely to delve into what it means to live through a worldwide pandemic. So it was only a matter of time before the actors and playwrights followed suit.

Ready For Your Close-up?

Looking to improve your auditioning skills? On Saturday, May 15, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will host an in-person “On-Camera Audition Workshop” with New York-based casting director Meghan Rafferty.

Bonnie Grice’s ‘boots on the ground theater’ in Residence at SCC

Since its first production in 2018, “boots on the ground theater” (botgt) has called the Southampton Cultural Center home. Now, “boots on the ground theater” is officially a company-in-residence at SCC.

Spring Music at WHBPAC

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) Arts Academy welcomed its first live audience for 2021 on April 18 with a Spring Music Festival. Students from the academy’s music education program performed in front of the theater’s first live audience since the pandemic began over a year ago.

A Living Room Drama Comes to Guild Hall’s Back Yard

Picture this: Two people, a fish, a New York City apartment on top of a trailer bed, and you. Exquisite Corpse Company (ECC) will soon return to Guild Hall with “Zoetrope,” an interactive, immersive and portable living diorama of 2020.

Q&A With Bay Street’s Artistic Director Scott Schwartz

This week, Bay Street Theater unveiled its plans for a new facility to be built on Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor. Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz talked about the way in which a new space will change what the theater can offer.

Friends Of Bay Street Target 2 Main Street Property To Add To Steinbeck Park

On Tuesday, during a Zoom meeting to unveil the initial renderings for the new theater, Adam Potter, the chairman of Friends of Bay Street, announced that his not-for-profit organization is also in discussions to purchase 2 Main Street, which is currently home to K Pasa restaurant, Espresso, the Yummylicious ice cream parlor, and Havens, a gift shop.

Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

In August 1931, Guild Hall in East Hampton opened its doors for the first time. With its jewel-box proscenium theater and fine art galleries, the much-loved institution has been a cultural cornerstone of the Hamptons ever since. Now, Guild Hall is poised to celebrate its 90th season with a full summer lineup of events or fine arts and performing arts talent.

New Literary Manager for Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has named theater professional Hope Villanueva to its newly created literary manager position. In the new role, Villanueva will work closely with Artistic Director Scott Schwartz and Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz to shape the development of new work and new artists at Bay Street.

Bay Street Theater Unveils Plans; Targets Neighboring Property For Park Addition

The building will be constructed on the site of the Water Street Shops complex, which is best known for its tenant, 7-Eleven. Renderings show the parking lot transformed into a tree-lined lawn opening up to John Steinbeck Waterfront Park behind the theater.

Bay Street Summer Series Faces Uphill Climb With Sag Harbor Village Board

Bay Street Theater’s proposal to hold its Summer Stage series outdoors continues to draw pushback from Sag Harbor Village officials, who have yet to rule on the request.

Bay Street To Unveil Theater Plans In Online Presentation Tuesday, April 6

Friends of Bay Street Theater will raise the curtain on their vision for a new home for the Sag Harbor cultural institution at a public webinar on Tuesday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m.

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