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KidsAct! & TeensAct!

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

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KIDSACT! for grades 2-5 (Ages 7-10)

Join Barrington Stage Company for an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This 2 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.

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 2016 Gold Daisy Award for Best Drama/ Theater lessons in the Berkshires, by Macaroni Kid- Register for KidsAct! today and study with the best.

KidsAct! provides training in:

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

For information contact Jane O’Leary, Director of Education, at 413-997-6117 or education@barringtonstageco.org

TeensAct! for grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)

Our exciting new program designed for ages 11-14 focuses on building performance skills through coaching, and individualized attention. Each student will write and develop their own monologue which they will be able to use in auditions for productions in the Berkshires. For those interested in musical theatre we will help them select a song appropriate for auditions. At the end of the week, students will perform in a special performance at Barrington Stage Company.

TeensAct! provides training that prepares your child for professional auditions in the Berkshires. Training in the TeensAct! 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 2016 Gold Daisy Award for Best Drama/ Theater lessons in the Berkshires, by Macaroni Kid- Register today and study with the best.

TeensAct! provides training in:

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

For information contact Jane O’Leary, Director of Education, at 413-997-6117 or education@barringtonstageco.org

Jane O’Leary (Director of KidsACT! and Playwright Mentoring Project) joined Barrington Stage in September 2015. 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) Mosholu Montefiore. A member of Actor’s Equity, Jane has performed in many productions regionally and in NYC.

Isabelle Brown is a senior at Smith College in Northampton, MA where she studies theatre and education. Her focus is in directing, having most recently directed Smith College’s Fall Mainstage production of Creature by Heidi Schreck. She has interned with the Ko Festival in Amherst, MA and with Enchanted Circle Theater in Holyoke, MA where she assisted teaching artists with arts-integrated programming in local schools. Isabelle hopes to continue working and creating at the intersection of theatre, youth empowerment, and social change.

Philip Calabro has served as the Education Coordinator for BSC since his arrival in October 2016. Philip moved here with an acting degree from a cozy town in South Carolina via a couple of years in NYC. While in the city Philip has worked in several children’s theatre productions and specifically Off Broadway as a magician’s assistant in The Amazing Max. He is a proud founding member of Orphans Productions.

Katy Gore is delighted to be joining the education team at Barrington Stage for the summer! She has a passion for working with children and for sharing the joy of theatre with them, and has extensive experience volunteering with a well-established elementary school drama program as both Assistant Director and Choreographer for the past four years. She has taught and led children at Kids Coop Theatre in writing and presenting original short plays and worked as Assistant Site Director and Dance Captain for the pilot program of Up with People Jr. in Londonderry. Additionally, she directed and performed in a TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) production which toured at local elementary schools and led the education team which developed the curriculum for this project. Katy also has a background in theatre and has done a bit of everything, from acting to stage management as well as working on lighting, sound, and costumes. She just completed her sophomore year at Mount Holyoke College, where she is pursuing a degree in Theatre Arts and Education. Katy can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey with the campers and the rest of the team at Barrington Stage and to begin what will hopefully be a fun, challenging and enriching summer!

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 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.