Stage East looks forward to its 31st season with a slate of mainstage productions as well as new youth and adult programming. After their first full season in several years, the organization is looking forward to a continued and expanding presence, according to Executive Artistic Director, Mark Macey. 
“I’m thrilled with the success of our last season. I loved seeing artists – both on and offstage – experiment and grow alongside the organization. That’s possible because of the culture of mutual respect and support that we’ve built together.” 

Theater folks of all stripes are encouraged to attend season auditions where they’ll be able to try out for any/all of the year’s productions. Auditioners will be provided sides (small portions of each script) to read from and should prepare 30 seconds of a song to sing a cappella if auditioning for the musical. Those interested in participating offstage can see available production roles at and email to express their interest. Alternatives are available for those who can’t make the date. 


Season Auditions 
Aug. 7th 10-2 pm
Sign-ups online at 

Dracula: The Musical? 
by Rick Abbot
Musical Comedy – Oct. 21st-23rd & 28th-30th 

The Glass Menagerie 
by Tennessee Williams
Classic Drama – Dec. 2nd-4th & 9th-11th 

by Mark Macey
Physical Theater – March 17th-19th & 24th-26th

The Waterwoman
by Naphtali Fields-Forbes
Original play with heart, comedy, and a Downeast Focus – June 16th-18th & 23rd-25th 

Children’s Theater Workshop

A Very Macabre Mystery 
by Mark Macey & The Workshop 
A cavalcade of characters created by kiddos solve the case of the century 
Saturdays, Oct. 15th – Nov. 19th from 10 am-1 pm Performance Nov. 19th at 2 pm

The (Not So) Great Debates 
by Mark Macey & The Workshop
Fierce debates on topics like cats vs. dogs and best ice cream flavor 
Saturdays, Jan. 7th – Feb. 11th from 10 am-1 pm; Performance Feb. 11th at 2 pm 

Summer Camp 
July 7-15; Performance July 15th – Times TBA

Adult Classes and Workshops

Play by Play: Intro to Shakespeare  
September – December, third Tuesday of each month (December – second Tuesday) at 6 pm
Investigate and read aloud A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Othello, and The Winter’s Tale complete with study guides and discussions

Skriletz Prize – New Play Workshop 
May 22nd-27th; Performance on the 27th at 7 pm 

Guest Artist Workshop 
April 29th from 10 am-2 pm 
Day-long workshop with a guest artist from beyond the community 

Play by Play: Intro to Chekhov 
June – August, second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm 
Investigate and read aloud The Seagull, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard complete with study guides and discussions