AARP, Theater Offer Free Online Creative Seminars

The AARP is offering free virtual classes in acting, improv and public speaking starting Sept. 17. (Roché Oosthuizen | Pixabay)

As part of the Long Island Lifelong Learning series, AARP Long Island and the Bay Street Theater will offer the following online virtual seminars. Classes are recommended for adults, 18 and older and are free to attend one or all four classes. Registration is required. For complete details, profiles on the experts conducting the classes, and to register, refer to the contact information provided with each class description.

Intro To Acting
Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Bay Street Theater’s resident thespian, Director of Education Allen O’Reilly, will conduct an exciting and engaging seminar for anyone whose bucket list includes “Take An Acting Class.” Allen, a professional actor for over 30 years, will walk participants through concepts of annunciation, delivery, staging and pacing.
Go here to register and for more information.

Improving Your Life With Improv
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Using the ”Yes, and…” improv method, improv master Scott Baker, who performs at top entertainment venues across the U.S., and teaches at Hofstra University, will keep participants engaged, entertained and inspired during this fun and motivational seminar.
Go here to register and for more information.

Writing Your Life Story
Thursday, November,12 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Everyone has their own life story. Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz will present a most unique writing seminar. Participants will learn how to access their own creative writing skills to write their own engaging story in their own words. Go here to register and for more information.

Public Speaking
Thursday, December 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Many consider public speaking their number one fear. This informative and fun seminar, taught by stage, film and television actor Paul Hecht, is designed to help people overcome their fear of public speaking by introducing a series of easy to use methods and techniques that will empower them when addressing others. Go here to register and for more information.

—Submitted by the AARP

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