KidsAct! & TeensAct!

Awaken your child’s imagination with a one-of-a-kind camp in the Berkshires.

SPRING BREAK 2019 CAMPS: Fractured Fairy Tales!

April 15 – April 19
9am – 3pm at The Blatt Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield MA

Final performance April 19 at 2pm

Tuition $250

KidsAct! (for ages 7-10) Join Barrington Stage Company for an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This one-week workshop intensive will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games, as well as the creation of an original fractured fairy tale to be performed for family and friends on the final day of the program at BSC’s St. Germain Theatre.

TeensAct! (for ages 11-14) prepares students for our acclaimed Youth Theatre program and provides the professionalism of Barrington Stage for budding young performers! During this one-week camp students will gain training in improvisation, acting, singing and playbuilding. They will create an original fractured fairy tale to be performed for family and friends on the final day of the program at BSC’s St. Germain Theatre.

Awaken your child’s imagination with a one-of-a-kind camp in the Berkshires. We are registering two programs: KidsAct! and TeensAct! for the spring session April 15 – April 19, 2019. Our performing arts intensive camps are a training ground for future performing arts professionals. Students learn all aspects of theatre and what it takes to create quality productions. KidsAct! has been bringing the professionalism of BSC to students in the Berkshires since 2004. Winner of the Macaroni Kid 2016 Gold Daisy Award for Best Drama/Theater lessons in the Berkshires. Register today and study with the best!

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KidsAct! JR.

6-week session on Saturdays
April 27 – June 1
11am – noon at The Wolfson Theatre Center, 122 North St., Pittsfield MA

Final performance June 1 at 11:30am

Tuition $195

Join Barrington Stage Company for this exciting new musical theatre program for students ages 4-6. Using dramatic play, students are introduced to the elements of musical theatre. Students learn songs and simple choreography to beloved musical theatre classics. Students will explore character, movement, songs and dance. The 6-class series runs Saturdays, 11am to noon, starting April 27th. At the end of the 6-week class on June 1st, we will share what we’ve learned for invited friends and families.

Register for KidsAct! JR.

KidsAct! for ages 7-10

Join Barrington Stage Company for an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This two-week theatre camp will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games, as well as the creation of an original play to be performed for parents and friends on the final day of the program. This summer, each two-week session will feature a different theme to offer inspiration for our plays!

  • Great moments in history
  • Stories from our families
  • Songs by a famous composer
  • Heroes and Villains

Our performing arts intensive camps are a training ground for future performing arts professionals. Students learn all aspects of theatre and what it takes to create quality productions. KidsAct! has been bringing the professionalism of BSC to students in the Berkshires since 2004. Winner of the Macaroni Kid 2016 Gold Daisy Award for Best Drama/Theater lessons in the Berkshires. Register for KidsAct! today and study with the best.

KidsAct! provides training in:

Acting * Improvisation * Character Development * Playwriting * Performance * Choreography * Singing

KIDSACT! SUMMER SESSIONS:

Click on the session dates you would like to register for.

SESSION ONE: JUNE 24-JULY 6*

SESSION TWO: JULY 8-JULY 19

SESSION THREE: JULY 22-AUGUST 2

SESSION FOUR: AUGUST 5-AUGUST 16

All camps run Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM

Summer Tuition: $525**, Early Bird Rate, $500.

$25 Sibling Discount Available.

Early Bird Pricing for Summer Camps available until April 19.
*Camp is not held Thursday, July 4th, and the final day of the program is a Saturday.
**Price includes t-shirt and video of performance

For information contact Jane O’Leary, Director of Education, at 413-499-5446 x117 or education@barringtonstageco.org

TeensAct! for ages 11-14

Our exciting new program designed for ages 11-14 focuses on building performance skills through coaching and individualized attention. This summer, each two-week session will feature a different theme to offer inspiration for our plays!

  • Great moments in history
  • Stories from our families
  • Songs by a famous composer
  • Heroes and Villains

At the end of the week, students will perform in a special performance at Barrington Stage Company.

Training in the TeensAct! program prepares students for our acclaimed Youth Theatre program. TeensAct! provides the professionalism of Barrington Stage for budding young performers!

Our performing arts intensive camps are a training ground for future performing arts professionals. Students learn all aspects of theatre and what it takes to create quality productions. KidsAct! has been bringing the professionalism of BSC to students in the Berkshires since 2004. Winner of the Macaroni Kid 2016 Gold Daisy Award for Best Drama/Theater lessons in the Berkshires. Register today and study with the best.

TeensAct! provides training in:

Acting * Improvisation * Character Development * Playwriting * Performance * Choreography * Singing

TEENSACT! SUMMER SESSIONS:

Click on the session dates you would like to register for.

SESSION ONE: JUNE 24-JULY 6*

SESSION TWO: JULY 8-JULY 19

SESSION THREE: JULY 22-AUGUST 2

SESSION FOUR: AUGUST 5-AUGUST 16

All camps run Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM

Summer Tuition: $525**, Early Bird Rate, $500.

$25 Sibling Discount Available.

Early Bird Pricing for Summer Camps available until April 19.
*Camp is not held Thursday, July 4th, and the final day of the program is a Saturday.
**Price includes t-shirt and video of performance

For information contact Jane O’Leary, Director of Education, at 413-499-5446 x117 or education@barringtonstageco.org

JANE O’LEARY (Director of Education) joined Barrington Stage in September 2015 as the director of the Playwright Mentoring Project and KidsAct! programs. Prior to joining BSC, Jane earned her Masters in Applied Theatre at CUNY School of Professional Studies. Having studied Drama as an undergraduate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Jane studied at Stella Adler Studios as well as Playwrights Horizons. A member of Actor’s Equity, Jane has performed in many productions regionally and in NYC. A former teacher and director at Gotham City Improv, Jane has performed, produced and directed countless improv shows in NYC at Gotham City Improv, The Magnet, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and The PIT. Jane has presented at conferences at Williams College, Keane University and Baruch College. As a teaching artist Jane has worked with the Creative Arts Team (NY), Broadway Classroom (NY), NYC Children’s Theater (NY),  Mosholu Montefiore (Bronx) and JCC on the Palisades (NJ).

MICHAEL DOWLING (Associate Education Director) first came into BSC’s Education Department as a PMP playwright where he worked for many years with the youth from the community. Mike graduated from NYU where he studied with David Mamet and William H. Macy at The Atlantic Theater Company. After graduation, he returned to the Atlantic and was the associate producer for The New Works series where new short plays are written and produced for specific actors. As an educator Mike has taught The Practical Aesthetics Acting Technique at New York University, University of Albany, Simon’s Rock and youth theatre programs throughout the Berkshires. His writing has won awards at St. Louis Rep, Hampton’s Film Festival, LA International Film Festival, The Palm Beach Film Festival and The Austin Film Festival. He is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Playwriting Fellow.

MAISIE FORLAND (Education Coordinator) became BSC’s Education Coordinator in October 2018 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she studied History and African-American studies. Prior to that, she interned with Enchanted Circle Theater as a Production Management Intern for their “Youth Truth” project, a program that helps at-risk teens express themselves through various creative art forms. She also worked as a youth mentor with the Transformative Culture Project of Holyoke, Massachusetts. As a mentor, she connected under-served youth with theatre and storytelling to help them convey their own narrative. Maisie is excited to work with BSC in positive youth development, trauma-informed education and further exploration of the intersection of youth, community and theatre.

NATALIE BOLES (Education Fellow) is a Massachusetts native and a recent graduate of Connecticut College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English. She aims to use theatre to teach life lessons that can then be brought into the real world to help younger people make a difference in the lives of those they interact with. She wants to give back to a community that has given her so much, as both a theatre-maker and person. While her main career goal is to continue to pursue full-time work in theatre education, her love of theatre started on the stage. Most recently, she had the great privilege of appearing on the B Street Theatre Mainstage as Christine Patterson in One Man, Two Guvnors. Her love of travel has led her to teach and work at theatres around the country and world, most recently the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California, as well as Boston Children’s Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts and The Space Theatre in East London, UK. She is so excited to be working with Barrington Stage, and can’t wait to see what lies ahead!

SAM LAFRAGE (Lead Teacher) is the founder and Artistic Director of Ragtag Theatre Company. Winner of the Best Performing Arts Company (KidsPass Parent’s Choice Award), Ragtag Theatre Company is a group of diverse artists dedicated to creating fresh and inclusive theatre for families. Inspired by Commedia dell’Arte, their drag-infused “fractured fairytales” have been empowering and inspiring audiences of all ages. Their most recent production of Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella just completed a three-week tour with Redhouse Arts Center after a sold-out limited engagement run which won the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show. Other past productions have been named “Best Holiday Show for NYC Kids” (Mommy Poppins) and “A Must-See” (Out Magazine). Both of his plays Rapunzel (OBA Nom Best Family Show) and Cinderella (OBA Winner Best Family Show) ran Off Broadway at the Soho Playhouse, McGinn/Cazle, and Theatre Row, NYC, and (so far) have been produced by 7 different companies in 4 different states.