A Feature Article about Our 2022 Season

Catskill’s “Little Theatre That Can” Celebrates Survival In Its 2022 Season “To tell you the truth, I’m amazed we’re both still ambulatory at this point,” groans Steven Patterson, one of the co-founders of Bridge Street Theatre. Patterson and his partner John Sowle, who converted a once-derelict factory building in the Village of Catskill into an […]

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Requesting Submissions for our Spring Productions

Bridge Street Theatre is casting its two spring productions. Samuel D. Hunter’s CLARKSTON JAKE – male, early to mid-twenties CHRIS – male, early to mid-twenties TRISHA – Chris’s mother, early forties Rehearsals begin at the theatre in Catskill on April 12, 2022 Previews Thursday April 28 Opens Friday April 29 8 Performances, April 28 – […]

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Announcing Auditions for Fourteen Funerals

Searching for AEA or non-AEA actor for the following role: SIENNA – Asian-American. female. 20’s. Would-be writer. Progressive, educated woman questioning/searching for family, identity and roots. Humor and vulnerability essential. 

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Announcing Auditions for Clarkston

Searching for AEA and non-AEA actors for the following rolls:
JAKE – early to mid-twenties, male, openly gay. Small, thin, nearly delicate.
CHRIS – early to mid-twenties, male, gay but not out. Tall, broad, but not movie-star attractive by any means.
TRISHA – Chris’s mother, early forties, female. Working as a waitress at the local Denny’s.

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Yin Yue Dance Company

YYDC (Yin Yue Dance Company) is honored to be a part of Work and Process’ Launchpad at Bridge Street Theater. The residency gives ample time for Artistic Director, Yin Yue, to dive deeply into FoCo Technique  (FolkContemporary) development, enhancement, and research with dancers from New York City and LA. In correlation with training and investigation, […]

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2022 Winter Dance Residencies

January 3-11 TRIBE Black Hole 360° January 12-20 Gabe Stone Shayer January 24 – Feb 1 Gaby Cook and Nathan Bugh Jazz as Movement In Person Lindy Hop Event: Saturday, January 29, 7 pm CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS And more to come. Check back soon for details. TRIBE BLACK HOLE 360° merges art languages to […]

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Lindy Hop Interactive

On January 29, please join Jazz as Movement for a discussion with the artists and showing of in process work crafted over their 10-day residency at the Bridge Street Theatre. Following the performance, the audience is invited to stage to learn the basics of Lindy Hop taught by the featured artists. Event is Free! Doors open […]

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Our Very Late Fall Fundraiser

Here’s the letter we just sent out, which you may have received. We’d appreciate any 2021 tax-deductible donation to help us bring 2021 to a secure close and get us ready for amazing things in 2022. CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE or send a check to us at Bridge Street Theatre 44 W. Bridge Street Catskill, […]

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Long Day’s Journey Times Union Article

Bridge Street Theatre opts for the full ‘Journey’ Eugene O’Neill’s intense family drama gets three-hour treatment Joseph Dalton Nov. 2, 2021 Christopher Joel Onken as Edmund, Roxanne Fay as Mary, Taylor Congdon as Cathleen, Christopher Patrick Mullen as Jamie, Steven Patterson as Tyrone in Bridge Theatre’s “Long Day Journey into Night.”  (Photo: Lisa Wood) COVID […]

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Charles Turner

Charles Turner presents a one-night only concert version of the project they’ve all been working on at Catwalk Institute, the very first airing of material from “Melanin; or, The In-Crowd”, an exciting new musical theatre piece in its nascent stages.

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Archival Videos

In this time of crisis, what to do? Pull out some archival videos of shows that the founders of Bridge Street Theatre have done over the past 30+ years that we can legally post. We’ve been putting them on line as we can. Here’s what we have so far. Check back often for more.

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Bridge Street 2021 Winter Dance Residencies

Hudson Valley’s Bridge Street Theatre launches dance residency program in memory of Anh-Tuyet “AT” Nguyen Our Winter residencies have all completed. Visit our YouTube channel HERE for the videos. Next up are our Spring Dance Residencies. CLICK HERE for details. 2021 Winder Dance Residencies Featured Projects BABYLIFT by Anh Vo Jabu Graybeal work in process […]

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John interviewed on EVERYTHING THEATER

John Sowle is interviewed by Benita Zahn and Ellen Cribbs on their podcast EVERYTHING THEATER! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN “Talk about Everything Theater! John Sowle, co-founder of Bridge Street Theatre, literally does everything theater! John shares stories from his fascinating life with us and chats about his thoughts on theater in the pandemic.”

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Viral Update as of April 1

To our Patrons and Friends John and Steven here, mostly hanging out at home and heading into the theatre every couple of days to pick up the mail to make sure everything’s OK there. It’s been sad and eerie to have our little gem of a theatre space sitting idle and empty, and we can’t […]

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Position Available – Full Time Operations Manager at Bridge Street Theatre

Bridge Street Theatre Operations Manager Bridge Street Theatre (BST) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt corporation whose mission is to provide an intimate and affordable venue for the production of new, newly-developed, and unjustly neglected works of theatre, as well as imaginative and adventurous re-interpretations of classic texts. This space at 44 W. Bridge Street in Catskill, […]

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Business Advertising Opportunity

Business Advertising Opportunity Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre, two-time winner of “Best Theatre & Performance Space” at the annual Best of Greene County Awards, is about to embark on its seventh year of production. We’re calling our 2020 Season “American Roots” – five magnificent plays exploring the American experience and all the things that connect us […]

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THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES – Reviews and Audience Responses

Official Reviews “Simply fascinating to watch … Hasn’t aged a bit in the 54 years since it first was seen in New York … Having seen the original on Broadway and cherishing much of what I could recall, I was hoping for a passing good show here, but Hayle and her actors have given me […]

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Fall for 50 Fundraiser

Announcing our Fall Fundraising Campaign, “Fall for 50.” If we have your mailing address keep an eye on your mail for our fundraising letter. We really need your support to keep us in the black and help us get ready for a fabulous 2020 season. We’re hoping to raise $50,000 this year to meet that goal. Please give whatever you can. Read below for details.

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Announcing Auditions for THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES

Seeking local AEA and non-union talent for: THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES by Frank D. Gilroy Theatre: Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge Street, Catskill, NY 12414 (bridgest.org) Director: Flo Hayle First rehearsal: October 1, 2019. Rehearsals Tuesdays through Sundays. Opening/Closing: October 17-27, 2019.  Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm An open call will be held […]

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THE SHAGGS Reviews and Responses

Official Reviews “Bridge Street Theatre took on a beautiful, challenging, full scale musical that is rarely done, and deftly achieved a production that is not to be missed.  It is refreshing to come in to the theater in anticipation of seeing work that is new and unfamiliar to even the most avid musical theater fan. […]

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THE MOORS Reviews and Photos

Posting notices, reviews and production photos here for our production of  THE MOORS by Jen Silverman. The Critics “Enthralling! … What defines the word ‘Outrageous?’ I think it is Jen Silverman’s play THE MOORS, now on stage at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY … This is, simply put, a delightful experience with something for […]

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THE LETTERS: Reviews and Photos

Posting notices, reviews and production photos here for our world-premiere production of THE LETTERS by David Zellnik Production Photos “If you’re anywhere near Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY, take yourself, take a friend, take a lover, and run to see THE LETTERS! A World Premiere by David Zellnik. Beautifully written, acted and directed. Now […]

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2019 Season Announcement Party

  Come party with us! Tuesday, Dec 4 from 5 – 7 pm is our 2019 Season Announcement Party. Find out what we’re up to next year, get a 2019 Season Pass for yourself and get a few more to give away for the holidays. Free snacks and drinks and great company.

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Reviews of Casse Noisette

“Casse Noisette” wins my heart … because the people are perfectly who they are intended to be thanks to five fine actors, an intensely visionary director and a superbly talented playwright.” – J. Peter Bergman, BerkshireBrightFocus.com

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Reviews of There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

Review by Barbara Waldinger in Berkshire On Stage “Fascinatingly unpredictable … Imagine a play about the poetry of William Blake, one of the most complex writers ever known, written in rhymed couplets (like Blake’s poems), featuring a pair of actors portraying university professors who have been lecturing on this poet for the past fifteen years. […]

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BST Announces Auditions for Casse Noisette

Photo/Resume Request for the world premiere production of Michael Whistler’s CASSE NOISETTE Submissions from Equity, EMC, and non-Equity actors are currently being accepted by Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY for its world premiere production of Michael Whistler’s CASSE NOISETTE. Equity actors cast will be employed under a Special Appearance contract at $254/wk. No work […]

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BST is looking for a Production Stage Manager

Just Announced Bridge Street Theatre is looking for a Production Stage Manager for the final four months of its 2018 Season, including the productions of There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, Driving Miss Daisy and Casse Noisette. Click here for job description and instructions for applying.

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Review of Space Pandas in the Times Union

“Exuberantly performed and obviously a pleasure for the hometown audience, “Space Pandas” is a small, imperfect show chosen and staged with the right intentions and a generous spirit. There’s a place for theater like that.” Complete review here.  

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Albany Times Union Review of LENI is a Rave

Review: ‘Leni’ @ Bridge Street Theatre By Steve Barnes Published 10:53 am, Saturday, May 19, 2018 Roxanne Fay, left, and Olivia Howell in “Leni” at Bridge Street Theatre. Photo: John Sowle Though Sarah Greenman’s drama “Leni” is a dozen years old and considers events that began more than 80 years ago, it has immediate contemporary […]

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Chronogram’s May Issue Features Leni

“Leni” Opens at Bridge Street Theatre May 17 A play about Hitler’s favorite filmmaker By Briana Bonfiglio   Infamous director Leni Riefenstahl is the subject of Sarah Greenman’s play, “Leni,” which will be staged at Bridge Street Theater in Catskill this month. Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill will present “Leni,” a play that captures the […]

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Performathon Update

Bridge Street Theatre announces the line-up for its Performathon fundraiser Saturday, April 28 from 10AM – 10PM. We start the day with the amazing Sean, the Prankster, Magician. Then Todd Whitely brings his Dance Class from Athens Cultural Center to our stage. You can join in or just watch the fun. Other highlights, Pete Wagula […]

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