KidsAct! & TeensAct!

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

Winner of Macaroni Kid 2019 Family Favorite Theater Lessons in the Berkshires!

Announcing KidsAct! and TeensAct!: The Show Must Go On(line)

Due to popularity, new session added: August 31–September 4

Virtual KidsAct! and TeensAct! Camps

These camps are customized for campers who want to build their acting skills and be engaged creatively. Campers will film themselves under the guidance of our experienced teaching artists and create a virtual show together. Our teaching artists will teach virtual classes, offer private coaching, and help campers with independent, project-oriented learning. Counselors will be available to answer questions outside of class, provide one-on-one coaching, and help with project completion. 

Students must have access to Zoom, a Google account, a device with an internet connection, and a camera. Tripods are recommended for those connecting and shooting video with a phone. 

Our 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 1999, recently winning the Macaroni Kid 2019 Gold Daisy Award for Family Favorite Theater lessons in the Berkshires. Register today and study with the best.

For more information, contact Education@BarringtonStageCo.org.

KidsAct! for ages 7–11

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SESSION 1: Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14
SESSION 2: Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21

SESSION 3 (added due to popular demand!): Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4

Camps run each day 10am–noon. Cost: $195

Join Barrington Stage Company for an exciting theatre program for students ages 7–11. This one-week theatre camp will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games. Campers will be given project-based assignments to build their own virtual show. Teaching artists will help campers develop their on-camera acting skills and support them as they tackle individual projects that they’ll do offline. The week ends with a sharing of the work developed over the week. The virtual performance is available to friends and family via YouTube (private link).

KidsAct! provides training in:

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

TeensAct! for ages 12–15

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

SESSION 1: Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14
SESSION 2: Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21

SESSION 3 (added due to popular demand!): Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4

Camps run each day 1pm–3pm. Cost: $195

This one-week theatre camp will focus on building acting skills for the camera, script development, directing, and collaboration. Students will work with our teaching artists in structured classes for two hours a day. They’ll also receive one-on-one coaching to be scheduled during the week. Campers will be encouraged to develop their projects offline with the skills they learn in our classes. The week ends with a sharing of the work developed over the week. The virtual performance is available to friends and family via YouTube (private link).

TeensAct! provides training in:

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

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 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. As a teaching artist, Jane has worked with the Creative Arts Team (NY), Broadway Classroom (NY), NYC Children’s Theater (NY) and Mosholu Montefiore (NY). A member of Actors’ Equity, Jane has performed in many productions regionally and in NYC.

ALLISON LERMAN-GLUCK (Education Coordinator) is a theatre educator, facilitator and director. She earned her MA in Applied Theatre through CUNY SPS. Her many varied credits include the creation and direction of several identity-based, NYSCA grant-funded theatre pieces in Upstate New York and directorial work with numerous theatre companies and community organizations across the Northeast, including a partnership with Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC, for which she co-directed and co-created As We Are: A Jewish Feminist Theatre Project. Most recently, Allison has been the drama director and drama teacher at Buxton School in Williamstown. Allison is the Education Coordinator for BSC and facilitates most of BSC’s educational programming.

SAM LAFRAGE 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 LGBTQ+ theatre for families. Inspired by Commedia dell’Arte, his drag-infused “fractured fairytales” have been empowering and inspiring audiences of all ages. His most recent productions of Ragtag Theatre’s Rapunzel just completed a three-week residency with Redhouse Arts Center. After a sold-out limited engagement run, his show Cinderella 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/Cazale, and Theatre Row, NYC, and (so far) have been produced by 11 different companies in 5 different states. His latest show, Ragtag Theatre’s Snow White, just had its first industry reading at Playwrights Horizons (NYC), and Hansel and Gretel had its World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company in the summer of 2019. Sam has recently served as the Assistant Director and Drag Consultant on the musical adaptation of Douglas Carter Beane’s To Wong Foo slated for Broadway.

TALI NATTER (Education Intern) is a sophomore at Williams College studying theatre and political science. She is from NYC, where she was a drama major at LaGuardia High School and assisted in educational programming at New York Theatre Workshop, SheNYCArts, A Class Act NY and Urban Stages. She has worked with Berkshire students as a winter theatre teacher at Williamstown Elementary School and as a Hopkins Forest Educator.