You say theatre, I say theater.
Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor announced on Friday that it had changed its name to Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts. Along with the change in name is a new mission, new design and new programming.
In its new incarnation, Bay Street plans to continue to develop and present new productions, performances and events under the leadership of its new artistic director, Scott Schwartz.
The new name reflects that fact that Bay Street is more than just a theater, but a year-round arts center for the community that presents artists, concerts, lectures, and films. The non-theater programming will now be presented under the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts banner.
Bay Street also announced that it will have a new logo designed by Harun Zankel that is intended to reflect how the cultural center is moving toward a bright future with the help of its new artistic director, staff and the support of its board, patrons, and volunteers.
“This is such an exciting time of creativity and a fresh start with Scott’s vision guiding us,” said executive director Tracy Mitchell. “We look forward to rolling out new designs for all of the new programming later this year.”
Bay Street has also announced a number of new and expanded programs and initiatives. The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative will bring classics to the East End, including “The Tempest” this August with Tony Award winner John Glover in the role of Prospero. “Blackout at Bay Street” will offer late night cabaret and avant garde theater in the lobby. “The Bay Street New Works Festival,” which was introduced in April, will return in 2015 with three days devoted readings of new plays by some of New York’s best emerging playwrights. There will be an expanded education program, including programs for children and teens, as well as a summer theater camp for kids.