Community Theatre for 27 Years
Stage East was founded in 1990 when Cornerstone Theater Company, a group of thespians who had met as students at Harvard, came to Eastport to put on a production as part of their mission to bring theater to rural communities. They adapted the Henrik Ibsen play Peer Gynt, into a play that locals could relate to called Pier Gynt. They mixed their own actors with local, many of whom had never acted before, for the production. After Cornerstone left, the locals who had been involved in the production founded Stage East and put on their first production in the fall of 1990, The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge. Stage East continues to produce popular and thought-provoking plays each summer as well as a special New Years Eve production.
We are always looking for people who are interested in participating in a production. There are many jobs that are essential for the production of a play. Almost all of them behind the scenes. You don’t have to have any experience: just a willingness to learn and to put in some hours (amount of time depending on the job). Some of the jobs include:
publicity, distribution of posters, deliver/pickup posters and programs at printers, stage management. obtaining props, placing the props on the stage during the play, house management, bringing food for the reception, selling tickets at the front door, lighting design, lighting techs, running the light board, sound effect design, sound tech, running the sound board, directing and producing.