BAL SUMMER 2020 | OUTDOOR THEATER CLASSES

Running from July 13 – August 27, 2020 at Prospect Park

In addition to virtual programming, BAL is offering limited Outdoor Programming at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Weekly themes are available to students entering 1st thru 8th grades. Classes run Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. These programs are immersive theatrical adventures and will give the children an opportunity to play outdoors, dance and move, and engage in guided dramatic play and improvisation. It’s going to be a hoot!

Young PLAYers Outdoors (1st - 4th Grades)

Themes for Young PLAYers Outdoors are designed for students entering 1st – 4th grades. Weekly classes run Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Groups will be limited to no more than 8 students, plus one Teaching Artist and one Teaching Assistant. To ensure the safety and health of the participants, their families and teaching artists, we will not have performances or invited shares. Learn more about our Summer Safety Policies & Guidelines here.

August 10 – 13 | Wizard Week | $475
Wands up! Dust off your spellbooks! You’re going to need them for this week of wizarding adventures. We’ll encounter mystical (and only slightly dangerous) creatures and characters as we explore a magical world and create our own adventure!
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August 17 – 20 | Mad Hatter Tea Party | $475
Come venture down the rabbit hole with us as we explore our own Wonderland in this week-long imaginative process drama. We’ll incorporate singing and movement as we create our own characters based on Lewis Carroll’s extraordinary work. 
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August 24 – 27 |  Pirate Week | $475
Argh matey!! If ye dare, come on aboard! We’re off in search of the rarest of treasures! The voyage is sure to take us to exotic locales where we’ll encounter some pretty strange creatures and suspicious characters. We’ll be using our noggins to puzzle our way through dangerous passages as we follow the clues.
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Summer Intensives Outdoors (5th - 8th Grades)

Themes for Summer Intensives Outdoors are designed for students entering 5th – 8th grades. Weekly classes run Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Groups will be limited to no more than 8 students, plus one Teaching Artist and one Teaching Assistant. To ensure the safety and health of the participants, their families and teaching artists, we will not have performances or invited shares. Learn more about our Summer Safety Policies & Guidelines here.

August 10 – 13 | Musical Theater Bootcamp | $475
Can’t wait to see your name up in lights? Immerse yourself in a week-long exploration of Broadway musicals from different eras. This ensemble-driven musical theatre intensive will give you the opportunity to develop and hone your vocal, dance, and acting skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. Each day is broken into sessions to focus on specific performance skills.
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August 17 – 20 | Improv | $475
Improv = fun + infinite possibilities! This ensemble-based workshop is a safe space to imagine possibilities, explore how to perform and create a variety of characters that crack you up. Spend a week with an ensemble of young improvisers, learning techniques and practices to help you stay present, truthful and connected.
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August 24 – 27 | Site Specific Theater | $475
In this class young artists will explore the park and choose specific locations that they find interesting. They will then create scenes inspired by these locations: a sword fight in the bandshell, the search for a hidden treasure in the ball field, a princess finding a frog at the lake who turns out to be her long-lost best friend who just moved back from Texas. The options are endless!
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Private Coaching (All Ages)
Pod Camps (All Ages)

Get your pod on! Organize a small group of kids and BAL will customize a program in Prospect Park, or in your home’s outdoor space. For more info email us at admin@brooklynactinglab.org

BAL’s Outdoor Summer Programming will be following NYS Guidelines for Childcare and Day Camp Programs.

SUMMER 2020 WITH BAL

BAL is fresh-off our first week of outdoor programming and it was fabulous to see so many happy faces creating “theater magic” safely, and in-person! We had such a blast that we’re adding an extra 1.5 hours to each day’s outdoor programming. Both Young Players (1st-4th) and Summer Intensives (5th-8th) will now run from 9am-1pm, Mon-Thurs. That’s almost “twice the nice” for the same price …(read more)