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Staged Reading, Scholarship Fund Organized in Memory of Jay Skriletz

In memory of Jay Skriletz, a Washington County theater professional and Stage East’s initial Artistic Director, Stage East will be presenting a virtual staged reading of Skriletz’ play Houdini’s Secret, directed by Mark Macey, at 7 pm on Saturday, May 1.In Houdini’s Secret, we follow recent widower Martin Drake through an … [Read More]

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Play by Play Spotlights ‘In-Yer-Face’ Playwright Sarah Kane

Play by Play, Stage East’s theater appreciation course, will resume on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 pm with a reading of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis.  The course, which focuses on the Theatre of the Absurd, has covered the works of famed playwrights Samuel Beckett, Eugéne Ionesco, Harold Pinter and … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Absurdist Theater Course Continues

Play by Play, Stage East’s theater appreciation course, continues on March 3 at 7 pm. The class, which focuses on the Theatre of the Absurd, has over a dozen members that have met weekly since the first session on February 17. Thus far, they’ve read and discussed the work … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Play by Play: Theatre of the Absurd

Play by Play is a free theatre appreciation course offered by Stage East that builds participants’ abilities to analyze and thoughtfully discuss plays through in-class readings and discussion as well as helpful study guides.  This session’s focus is Theatre of the Absurd. Alongside facilitator, Mark Macey, participants will chart … [Read More]

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Play by Play Resumes, Theatre of the Absurd as Season Theme

Play by Play, Stage East’s theater appreciation course, begins its first session of 2021 on Wednesday, February 17th at 7 pm. The topic of the course is the Theatre of the Absurd, a movement that began in the wake of WWII in France and whose influence on theatre is … [Read More]

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Actors Recall EAC Roots, Strive for New Stage Opportunities

“Even though I haven’t lived in Eastport for over 8 years, it is still the reason for everything I am today,” says Frank Schuth. “My theater background is almost solely centered around Stage East and the Arts Center, starting with my first role as a Shark/First Mate/Cloud Man in … [Read More]

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Cast Members Reflect on Remote Theater Production

It’s a Wonderful Life, produced via Zoom on December 31, 2020, was a milestone experience for cast members, some of whom came to the production with extensive acting experience, and some who are newly minted. Despite challenges of working ‘in a vacuum,’ home alone with their computer screens while … [Read More]

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Online Theater Production Attracts 100, Coast to Coast

Stage East’s New Year’s Eve online production of It’s a Wonderful Life was a resounding success, with 100 spectators joining the 19 cast members for a vigorous reading of the holiday classic, keeping the theater’s New Year’s Eve tradition alive. “I tried to stay as faithful to the film as possible,” … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Play by Play presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

A newly written adaptation of the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life will be Play by Play’s finale reading for 2020. Play by Play, Stage East’s online theatre and play reading class, spent the fall studying the most produced plays of the 2019-20 U.S. season. In its final session—on Thursday, December … [Read More]

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Stage East Wraps 2020 With Online Production—Take a Peek!

A new adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life will conclude the 2020 season for Play by Play, Stage East’s online theatre and play reading class. On Thursday, December 31 at 7 pm the class will continue Stage East’s New Year’s Eve tradition with a free production featuring 19 actors. … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.