Bay Street Theater

Bay Street introduces the Literature Alive Program for Schools! The program is designed to help Students in Middle School and High School learn and interact in all processes of a Broadway Show. Historical, Team building and character Education all in one program designed to enlighten and encourage Students and broaden their knowledge in performance theater and history!

Operating year round, Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater presenting new, classic and contemporary works, with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to innovative educational programs that highlight the power of live theater. It is our mission to be an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audience, while continuing to provide a gathering place to share in the unique collective theatrical experience.

Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including NOBODY DON’T LIKE YOGI, HEDDA GABLER, LOVE JANIS, IF LOVE WERE ALL, FULL GALLOP, SWINGTIME CANTEEN and THREE HOTELS. Now in its 19th Season, Bay Street is considered ” …one of the Country’s pre-eminent regional theatres” ( CBS Sunday Morning ) and “…in the same league with the best major regional and Off-Broadway theatres.” ( Newsday )

In addition to the Mainstage productions, the variety of year-round programs at Bay Street include The Comedy Club, The Workshops, Special Events, and Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live!, a Summer College Internship Program, Theatre Workshops and Kids Theatre Camps and Classes.

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School group Programs 6th to 12th Grade

For School Groups Grades 6 thru 12

2013 Literature Live! production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Photo by Laurie Barone-Schaefer

Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program. Plays chosen are from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are 90 minutes and weekday shows are followed by a question and answer session. Watch for the announcement for 2014 coming soon!

“The Literature Live! program consistently showcases superb productions of often-taught classic works; it dovetails beautifully with high school English Language Arts curricula, allowing students to experience a work read in class in a different medium, to analyze and compare directorial and authorial choices, and to think critically about genre, point of view, character motivation, and how a work changes from page to stage. The talk-backs with cast and director following student performances are an extra, enlightening treat. Literature Live! is a highlight of the year for students and faculty alike; we’re so lucky to have Bay Street Theatre close by and generously committed to supporting the education of local students.”

Tom House English Teacher, Bridgehampton School

What is Literature Live?

LITERATURE LIVE! brings the power of the word from the page to the stage. Using curriculum-based literature, Bay Street Theatre creates a unique learning experience by bringing professional theatre artists together to present first class productions. The possibilities for insight and understanding of the subject matter are only increased when students can witness the characters from a great play or novel living and breathing and telling their stories right before their eyes.

Why is it appropriate for schools?

Bay Street Theatre will select standards-based literature, and this program will be supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. In addition, we will provide a “Q&A” session with the cast.

Who should attend?

LITERATURE LIVE! is designed specifically with middle and high school age students, their teachers and administrators in mind. In addition, Bay Street Theatre will present the play on weekends for family audiences, and other types of groups (such as seniors, churches, and temples) who may wish to attend.

How can you book your group or school?

You can bring a group of any size from 1 – 299! Call Diana at 631-725-0818 ext. 112 or email today!

Student Internships



Bay Street’s interns experience first hand the workings of an active professional theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical production. Actively working with trade professionals in the rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater.

Interns receive hands-on training in an extensive range of theatre skills through a rigorous schedule of production work. While working in various production capacities throughout the season, interns are encouraged to focus their internship in particular fields of interest (e.g. Lighting, Scenic Construction and Painting, Costumes, Sound, Company Management, Stage Management, Administrative and Box Office). Interns may also assist designers and/or department heads. During performances, interns may also participate backstage as running crew.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to qualify, and must be motivated individuals with a strong respect for the collaborative nature of theater. Length of internship will vary individually depending on availability; interns may begin as early as May 1, and may be needed through mid September.

Applicants may submit resume, 3 refernces and a cover letter to

Shared housing will be provided within close proximity to the theater; however a vehicle is recommended. Along with housing, you will be paid a stipend of $100/ week.

Costume Construction/Stitcher: 2 positions

Assist with construction and alteration of costumes for 3 shows. Must have basic theatrical sewing skills. Responsible for wardrobe or running crew on all shows and maintaining current show costumes.

Wardrobe Supervisor1 position

Assigned to most shows and sometimes an entire season. Sometimes assigned to a designer as his/her assistant in New York to help prep the show for its arrival in Sag Harbor. Oversee the running of a show or season, freeing other personnel to work on additional projects. Ability to get along with shop staff as well as the actors is a must. Strong sewing skills needed, as this person is often handling the show alone.

Lighting/Electrics: 3 positions

Assist in lighting hang, strike, circuiting, and focus. Responsible for running shows (board operation or running crew). Maintain current show and lighting inventory. Must have basic knowledge of electricity and be familiar with theatrical lighting instruments.

Sound: 1 position

Assist in system installation, clear-com and monitor system hook ups. Running board and maintaining current show. Must have basic understanding of sound boards, amps, EQ’s, effects, etc.

Scenic Carpentry: 2 positions

Assist in the set construction of 3 shows, load-ins, and strikes. Must have an understanding of power tools and good carpentry skills. All shows are built in-house. No running crew responsibilities. Must have a vehicle.

Scenic Artist: 2 positions

Assist the charge painter with all scenery and prop painting and maintain current show. No running crew responsibilities. Must have good layout and faux scenic skills.

Props: 1 position

Assist Props Director in the creation, procuring and maintenance of all props for each show. Includes running crew duties.

Company Manager Assistant: 1 position

Aid the company manager in scheduling and coordinating all artists’ housing and travel. Help accommodate any and all artist’s questions and requests throughout their engagement. Facilitate company meals on matinee and tech days. Assist with the management of all artists hospitality, stock and maintain green room and dressing rooms, plus miscellaneous production and administrative duties. Also required to work on running crews.

Master Carpenter: 1 position

Assist the technical director overseeing construction, load-in, and strike of 3 sets. Build with and run carpentry crew of 2-3 people. Must have excellent carpentry and management skills. Maintain shop supplies and calculate materials needed. No running crew responsibilities. This is a salaried position.

Stage Management: 2-3 positions 

Assist the stage manager in setting up, cleaning and maintaining the rehearsal studio. Running errands, coordinating with designers, director and stage manager, overseeing and supervising the running crew. Setting up back stage wings and prop tables, maintenance and care of props. Must have stage manager experience. All shows are rehearsed in NYC, must have your own housing in New York, but housing provided during the run in Sag Harbor.

Administrative/Development Assistant: 1 position

Assist in all office and administrative matters, particularly development. Duties include, but are not limited to: mailings, filing, copying, answering phones, running errands, processing contracts, data entry and assistance with special events. May also have running crew duties.

Marketing Assistant: 1 position

Assist Director of Marketing and Public Relations with all marketing, advertising, publicity and public relations projects. Help create advertising, posters, postcards, flyers and distribute, posting on websites and social media, coordinating Playbill bios and all other copy changes and approvals prior to printing. Coordinate approvals on all collateral and press releases with Director of Marketing. Proofreading skills and copywriting perferred. Quark or InDesign and Photoshop experience helpful; general computer and typing skills required. May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc. May also have running crew duties.

Box Office: 1 position

Assist in Box Office, including tickets sales, data entry, copying and filing. May also have running crew duties.


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  • henry

    very funny and cool