Michael Gatzendorfer: Producing Artistic Director



The goal of the BARC Youth Theatre Program is to give every student the opportunity to participate in a true theatrical experience, no matter what their experience level may be. Our program is directed by Michael Gatzendorfer- the program’s founder. Mike is the Youth Programs Manager at Proctors in Schenectady, and he has also directed numerous productions for SLOC. He has spent the last 15 years working with students of all ages, helping them explore & appreciate every aspect of theater.

This program is for students entering 4th grade through to June graduates. It runs from May through August. Registration opens in mid February and closes mid April.  Auditions are held at the end of April, and rehearsals are afterschool on Mondays & Wednesdays in May & June, with a more extended schedule in July & August. The production is the second and third weekend in August. The cost of this program is $65 per student for cast members and $45 per student for crew members, with a multi family member discount applied for more than two siblings registering.

BARC’s Summer 2018 Production:

BARC Youth Theatre has concluded it’s 16th year with a production of Oliver.  Click the link above for a video preview of the production.  We are looking forward to our 17th season with the 2019 summer production of The Wizard of Oz!

Oliver’s cast & crew hard at work!

Videos from some of BARC’s previous shows…