Dear Diary…

Jr. Acting Lab: Dear Diary

Outdoor Theater Program

WHO: 1st-5th Grades

WHERE: Outdoors in Prospect Park

WHEN: Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM (school pick-up available)

DATES: Sept. 24th – Dec. 17th (3 month program)

COST: $600/season (school pick-up: $180)

Program Description


In Jr. Acting Lab, young actors will create their own original script based on the theme of the workshop. This Jr. Acting Lab will use the prompt Dear Diary to create their own short play with music, movement, and dialogue. We will use Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid as a source of inspiration.

We will have a shared performance in the park in December.

Important Program Details

Important Details

  • Classes meet and are released at the 9th Street entrance to Prospect Park.
  • In heavy rain and snow or very cold weather, we will move to the Zoom theater.
  • No class on November 26th.
  • Learn more about BAL’s Safety Policies & Guidelines here.

School Pick-Up Available

  • BAL picks up at the following schools: PK 280, PS 10, 39, 107, 154, 295, 321, Berkeley Carroll, and Poly Prep.
  • If your school is not on this list, please email us at We will do our very best to coordinate a pick-up from your child’s school.
  • School pick-up cost: $180