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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.
JUST COME, HAVE FUN, LEARN! Click here to go to the Stage East web site.
Coming Next: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts June 2, 3, & 4 and June 9, 10, & 11
Stage East’s upcoming production of August: Osage County, with its wild mix of dark humor and family strife, is in rehearsal and will open June 2. Cast members include Damon Weston, Brian Schuth, Melissa Newcomb, Lindy Weston, Jenie Smith, Will Bradbury, Barbara Smith, Caitlyn Stellrecht and Ryan French, Kathleen Dunbar, Peter Frewen, John Leavitt and Kat Moore.
The story: A vanished Father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettleing secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly-and uproariously-exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. taken from Dramatist Publishing
Directed by Naphtali Fields
Produced by Chris Grannis