KidsAct! & TeensAct!

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

Winner of the Berkshire Family Favorite Theater Class!

KidsAct! Jr.

Join Barrington Stage Company for an exciting theatre program for young people ages 4–6! This six-week theatre workshop series, entitled “Welcome to the Jungle!”, will focus on building acting, singing and storytelling skills through fun theatre games and creative play, as well as the sharing of an original story with music for parents and friends on the final day of the program! We’ll explore our wildest animal selves and create a world in which lions and monkeys meet, parrots and snakes sing and dance, and everybody has a roooooaring fun time! This class will meet on six consecutive Saturdays from 11–11:50AM at the Wolfson Theatre Center in downtown Pittsfield starting on Saturday, October 19th. Our final sharing will be on Saturday, November 23rd. KidsAct! Jr. is an amazing place for young folks to be their full selves! Come join in the fun! Sibling discount available, contact Education@BarringtonStageCo.org for more details.

REGISTER FOR THE FULL FALL SESSION OF KIDSACT! JR.

Click above or email: Education@BarringtonsStageCo.org to join the free sample class!

Please stay tuned for more information about the Spring session of KidsAct! Jr. Registration opening soon!

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.

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 1999. Winner of the Macaroni Kid 2019 Gold Daisy Award for Family Favorite 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:

Thank you for joining us!

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. 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 1999. Winner of the Macaroni Kid 2019 Gold Daisy Award for Family Favorite 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:

Thank you for joining us!

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 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.

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.

GAYLAN PALMER (Music Director) is delighted to be returning as music director for KidsAct! and TeensAct! She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and music education as well as the Boston Conservatory with a master’s degree in musical theatre. Due to her passion for music and musical theatre, and a strong desire to nurture and support children, she has been teaching chorus and music directing for theatre productions in public schools for 26 years, primarily in middle and high schools. She teaches piano and voice privately, and in her spare time loves being outside, hiking, gardening and being around animals.