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P.L.A.Y: Music & Theater

Partnering with professional artistic staff in residence from The College of Performing Arts at the New School in NYC, P.L.A.Y. programs offer music and theater workshops for kids ages 9-15 each summer. In 2018, we will offer two sessions, P.L.A.Y: Music from July 8-28, 2018 and P.L.A.Y: Theater from July 29 – August 18, 2018. Both programs run from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. $350 per program per student. Tuition assistance available. Enrollment is limited to 35 students in each program.

P.L.A.Y: Music (July 8 – 28, 2018):

  • A three-week exploration of collaborative music making between skilled musicians and regional youth. Anchored in social engagement with an air of interdisciplinary exposure, this program values the contributions of each participant, highlights the importance of working as a team, and inspires participants and observers alike to feel supported in their exploration of the arts.
  • 9-15 year olds will participate in a 3-week program. P.L.A.Y. : Music runs from 9am– 4pm M-F
  • Open House - Sunday, July 8
  • Culminating Presentation – Saturday, July 28.


P.L.A.Y: Theater (July 29 – August 18, 2018):

  • Through exploration of creative writing and theatre technique, and with the guidance from  resident artists, participants from each age group will develop and combine original pieces - from sets to monologues, from dances to songs, from poems to prose – to be celebrated on stage for a single, collaborative presentation
  • 9-15 year olds will participate in a 3-week program. P.L.A.Y: Theater runs from 9am – 4pm M-F 
  • Open House - Sunday, July 29
  • Culminating Presentation – Saturday, August 18

For more information, contact us at [email protected]

P.L.A.Y. Programs are made possible in part by a grant from the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation

Funding for arts and humanities, outreach and museum education programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies including: The American Gift Fund, the Tammy and Keith Anderson Foundation, the AT&T Aspire Program, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Humanities NY, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, Liberty Properties Inc., the Monticello Motor Club, New Music USA, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Resorts World Catskills, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, Rolling V Bus Corporation, James and Kelly Schmitt and Stewarts Shops. Transportation and tuition assistance has been made possible in part by Dan and Joan Silna, and TD Charitable Foundation, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.