Third Annual


What is Theater day? 
On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, students from high schools in and around Dutchess and Westchester Counties are invited to attend a FREE day of performance and technical workshops, including free breakfast and lunch, sponsored by Beacon High School, Spackenkill High School, Arts Mid-Hudson, BeaconArts and the Beacon Performing Arts Center.
The day is designed to provide educational theatrical guidance in various fields while students can interact with each other from different schools and talk about one of the things they love the most: THEATER!

Theater Day 2017 Schedule:

8:00am: Students are invited to begin the day for breakfast and check in. During breakfast the students will sign up for two morning workshops. There will be large charge charts set up in one of our hallways for students to sign up to attend workshops of their choice that happen that morning.

8:30am: Group meeting in the theater for a brief kick off and housekeeping.

9:00am-12:00pm: Two morning workshops!

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch! At this time, students can revisit their sign-ups for the afternoon sessions.

1:00pm-4:00pm: Afternoon sessions

4:00pm: Re-group in the theater for wrap-up, presentations and some fun theater activities. Some of the activities from the day might be presented so everyone gets a feel for all the workshops presented.

How do I sign up?
There is no charge to attend Theater Day, but students need to register early, once we reach our cut off of 250 students we will close registration. We will likely hit our cutoff quickly, so don’t wait to sign up!

Students can register by sending an email to, stating their name, grade and school. A confirmation number will be sent by return email and subsequent information as it develops. Each of these workshops will be detailed with full explanations and breakdowns in a brochure that will be sent to all of you after you register.

Theater Day offers high quality workshops for students, led by talented, working professionals in many different theater disciplines ranging from acting, dance, auditioning, scenic painting, special effects makeup and much more.

This will be our third Theater Day and in the past the numbers of students wishing to attend has exceeded 250 so please do not delay.

Examples of some of the workshops are listed but not limited to:

Modern and Theatrical Dance
Learn modern/creative movement ( Martha Graham/ Horton technique)
Jazz (Luigi warmup)
Dance combos and Movements

Fosse Dance Workshop
Signature and Stylized Choreography

Audition Technique Intensive
High School Audition Do’s & Don’ts
Vocal Audition Help
Line Delivery
Simple Rules

Musician Intensive
Pit Orchestra
Interactive (bring your instrument or use ours)

Acting - Drama vs. Musical
Interpret Your Role Appropriately

Your Personal Acting Coach - One on One Evaluation

Lighting Design and Application 
Lighting Plots
How To’s

Set Design
How to Start
Different ways to present your Ideas
How They Do it on Broadway
Create a Design and Present it

Set Construction
Design is Completed, Now What?

Acting Shakespeare for the High School Student
Overcome the Fear
Why “The Bard”

Costume Design and Execution 
Work Together to Create a Design
How to Read a Plot
Costume Changes

Art Color and Design for the Stage

Improvisation and Theater Games

Social Media
How to Get The Word Out
Create a Poster
Press Release

Vocal Techniques
“I Can’t Sing”
How Do I Make My Voice Work For Me?

The Student Stage Manager
What Are My Responsibilities

Makeup and Hair
Creating the Look - Period Hair
Fantasy Hair for the Stage

What Shows Work and What shows do not Work For High School 
Musical Theater Today
Classics - Are They Gone?

This is a preliminary list, but more to come! What would you like to see added?