Lifelong Learning with Bay Street Theater

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“In Case You Hadn’t Heard: A Conversation Between America’s Past and Its Promise” is adapted and directed by Reggie D. White. Photo by Ambe J. Williams.

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.

The series begins on Thursday, May 20, from 7 to 8 p.m., with “Intro To Acting” a fun, interactive presentation led by New York-based multidisciplinary artist and educator Reggie D. White, who most recently wrote and directed the world premiere of the online theatrical production “In Case You Hadn’t Heard” with Bay Street Theater. He also appeared in the Vineyard Theatre’s virtual piece, “Lessons in Survival,” which he co-conceived.

Before Broadway began its indefinite shutdown, he also appeared in the 11-time Tony-nominated two-part epic, “The Inheritance.” As a director, his work has been featured at Bay Street Theater, The Public Theater, Atlantic Acting School, New York Winterfest, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, AlterTheatre Ensemble, and more. He is an alumnus of the Atlantic Acting School, where he now serves as school artistic director, and is a company member of The Williams Project, a living wage theatre company.

The ”Lifelong Learning Series” continues on June 17, with playwright and Bay Street Theater’s Literary Manager Hope Villanueva hosting “Writing for The Stage,” followed on July 15 Bay Street’s Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz presenting “Writing Your Life Story,” and, on August 19, motivational speaker Jim Ryan conducting an inspiring and fun seminar on lightening up and rejuvenating creativity during stressful times.

All seminars are recommended for adults ages 18 and over, and are free to attend. Advance registration is required at baystreet.org.

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