"There’s a diversity of changing themes and activities... With its intimate scale, the kids get a beautiful personal touch you’d never find at a more commercial enterprise."
"The performance had a charm, an identity, an old-fashioned, hard working approach to theater involving kids that is rare now... The whole thing left the viewer with a reverence for childhood, and all of its potential."
"My children have benefitted tremendously from their experiences at BAL. It is a serious learning environment where students have a lot of fun and work together in a collaborative and respectful environment."
"I just think Brooklyn Acting Lab has been the best acting experience I have ever had in my life. And the people here are really awesome... I have made so many friends here that I will know for life."
"Brooklyn Acting Lab helped our daughter become an astronaut, robot, an ancient goddess, a monkey-singer, designer, a comedian, and an all around flexible, collaborative, brave and honest part of a team. All of that is cool, but what I love the most is that it helped her find and love her own voice."
"My daughter has found her voice, a new passion and a community of young artists that she now calls friends."
"This was my son's first experience at a theater camp and we couldn't have asked for a better program. The teachers were amazing and both challenged and nurtured my son while teaching him dancing, singing and acting as well running a full scale musical production. The play itself was very impressive and they definitely knew how to maximize the talent and potential of all of the kids. This camp has definitely created a true love of theater in my child and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get more comfortable on stage or enhance their theater skills."
"I am blown away by the increases in my daughter’s confidence and stage presence."
"The teaching staff is truly amazing and they create a safe and encouraging environment to allow children to grow and perform and have fun."
"These are great child-centered, imagination-driven, creative and serious theater classes."
"I was so impressed with how they nailed the issues kids face and offered a solution in the most upbeat positive way possible, through song and dance!"
"Right off the bat, we could tell our coach was highly experienced in working with kids, incredibly professional, warm and congenial, helping our kid to hone technique and deliver the best possible performance with focused attention."
"The directors and staff are all warm, smart and engaging, bringing their own professional training and expertise to the kids."
"They really center around the kids' ideas and imagination and let them lead the way. It's very empowering AND fun. I highly recommend it. Our daughter went there for a few weeks last summer and has done several of their "play in a day" mini camps and will be heading back this summer. They are small so the kids get a lot of love and attention."
Thank you for giving us a gift with online togetherness. We treasure you all!
THANK GOODNESS FOR BAL!! Seriously I am sooooo thankful to you guys for giving my daughter something to look forward to and a reason to get dressed!!!! Coco’s bright spot is the recording for the James and the Giant Peach channel!
Violeta is so happy with the online classes!! Tuesday is her very special day.
BAL's outdoor course is excellent. It provides a great way to get back some normalcy for the kids with in-person interaction, while still keeping safety during the pandemic.
Brooklyn Acting Lab's outdoor classes have been an incredible outlet for my children, ages 6 and 10. Being able to sing and dance in glorious Prospect Park with such warm and energetic teachers has been just what they've needed during this unusual year of remote/hybrid learning. I've also been comforted by Brooklyn Acting Lab's organized and efficient safety protocols. They're an incredible organization and I recommend them wholeheartedly!
BAL Outdoors has provided our daughter with the opportunity to safely interact with peers in-person while using her imagination to create. She has made new friends and built her confidence in a time when both things seemed impossible.
We’re so happy to have had BAL as a safe creative and social outlet this past year. School is online and extracurriculars are cancelled, but we still look forward to seeing our friends from BAL each week.
BAL's outdoor in person programming has been a lifeline to our 3 children ages 13, 11 and 8 during the pandemic. Suffering zoom fatigue, they have thrived in a safe, collegial environment, keeping connected to their passion for musical theater in creative and inspiring classes taught by talented and devoted teachers. BAL's outdoor offerings have kept the spotlight on for in person children's performing arts classes and brought back some joy to our daily, largely remote, grind.
"This was my son's first experience at a theater camp and we couldn't have asked for a better program. The teachers were amazing and both challenged and nurtured my son while teaching him dancing, singing and acting as well running a full scale musical production."