Bay Street Theater announces ‘Anyone Can Play’ course for adults


Beginning January 28.

Sag Harbor, NY – December 13, 2018 – Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Everybody Can Act !, Adult Drama Classes for ages 19-99. Classes will be held on Mondays starting January 28 and will run through March 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Allen O’Reilly, the new director of education and community outreach at the Bay Street Theater, will be the instructor.

In this community offer, participants will learn the basics of theater: concentration, concentration, confidence and overall construction. Through a variety of exercises, games, improvisations and short scenes, participants will gain confidence as performers and have the opportunity to show off their newfound feats in a final performance for family and friends on last day of class.

“The course is tailor-made according to the specific objectives of each participant,” says O’Reilly, “and it will be very interesting both for beginners looking for a ‘challenge’ as well as for many seasoned players. Participants will work on a monologue as well as a scene over the course of the eight week course. “

O’Reilly has been a professional educator and actor for over thirty years. He was artistic director of Young Audiences of Atlanta, director of education at Georgia Shakespeare, and most recently director of education programs at Cleveland Play House. Allen performed at the Cleveland Play House, Geva Theater. Clarence Brown and the Alliance Theater and was Associate Artist with Georgia Shakespeare for twenty-four seasons. TV / Movie Credits include: Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code, and the upcoming Anhedonia.

To register, call the Bay Street Theater administrative office at 631-725-0818. Space is limited and should fill up quickly. The cost is $ 375 for the 8 week course.

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, non-profit professional theater and community cultural center that strives to innovate, educate and entertain a diverse community through the practice of scenic arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, educational resource and home for a community of artists.


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