EAC’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues at 3 pm, January 23, with Stage East Artistic Director Mark Macey on Theater Appreciation and the Basics of Dramaturgy. Macey will cover the basics of theater history and dramatic theory. Attendees will learn to better “read” and understand scripts, staging, and design.

“I’m providing folks with a toolkit to enjoy theatre in a more engaged and meaningful way,” said Macey, a graduate of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre who also holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Utah. In addition to his role with Stage East, Macey serves as Eastport Arts Center’s Creative Development Coordinator.

“I’m irresistible, you fool!” sings Rosalie Woodward to Mark Macey in “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees, during Stage East’s November 2019 Broadway Revue. Photo by Brandy Argir.

Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programs are held in the Washington Street Gallery, downstairs at EAC. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted. The series will run at 3 pm each Sunday through April, skipping Easter Sunday. Weather-related program postponements will be announced by 11 am on the day of the event, on the EAC site and Facebook page, and on the Center’s answering machine: (207) 853-4650. For more information, and to view the rest of the series lineup, please visit https://eastportartscenter.org/constituent-groups/the-concert-series/.  Please note: this presentation will be video-recorded, and made available after the fact via EAC’s YouTube channel.

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building.