EAC is thrilled to announce its selection by the Island Institute, a Rockland organization that works to sustain island and remote coastal communities of Maine, as host site for Island Fellow Mark Macey. The Island Fellow program places recent college graduates in communities for one to two years, with objectives to meet community-stated needs through project-based work; increase capacity for local management of cultural, natural, historical, economic and informational resources; and assist local research, planning, education and technology projects.
Macey is EAC’s third Island Fellow; he was preceded by Tarah Waters and Naphtali Fields. He is a performance and theatre artist who works across disciplines. A graduate of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, he also holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Utah. He is the founder and producer of Suckerpunch, a performance research collective whose productions range from multimedia installations to short films.
Macey’s tenure in Eastport will aim “to enliven theater arts in the area with Stage East and the EAC,” said EAC Director, Chris Grannis.
“The performing arts are where we come to share ideas and experiences and gain perspective,” noted Macey. “I believe in a theatre that not only entertains its community but offers it a place to see its hopes, concerns, and contentions played out. To me, theatre should be by, for, and about the community it serves.”