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EAC Community Member Offers Halloween Eve ‘Rocky Horror’ Zoom

“I was first introduced to The Rocky Horror Picture Show in college,” notes Elizabeth (Beth) Nichols-Goodliff, who’ll host a Zoom tribute to the iconic movie on Halloween eve, Saturday, October 31.  “I loved the audience participation and wanted to learn the call backs, dress up, sing a long, and … [Read More]

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Popular Plays Get the Spotlight

Stage East is happy to announce its recently retooled play reading series, Play by Play 2.0. During the months of November and December, the public is encouraged join Stage East in reading work from the list of most produced plays in the 2019-2020 U.S. season. Readings will begin at … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘Play by Play’

Stage East announces Play by Play, a script-in-hand series that invites the public to participate in weekly play readings. The events will be held over Zoom, and participants are welcome to read or just come and listen.“The nice part is there’s no homework. You can just come a flex … [Read More]

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‘Life in Washington County’ Collection a Summer 2020 Highlight

Stage East’s Life in Washington County, an EAC focal point through June and July, was a digital collaboration organized by EAC and Stage East Island Fellow Mark Macey. “Participants played what was essentially a giant game of telephone,” said Macey. “[They] only saw the piece before theirs in each … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Latest Wants You, Readers and Listeners!

Stage East announces Play by Play, a script-in-hand series that invites the public to participate in weekly play readings. The events will be held over Zoom, and participants are welcome to read or just come and listen.“The nice part is there’s no homework. You can just come a flex … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘Life in Washington County’ Rolling Premiere to Begin June 12

Stage East’s socially distant collaborative venture—the Life in Washington County project—which attracted more than 30 participants, including writers, actors, musicians, visual and performing artists—will finally draw its curtains next week with a June 12 opening date for the project’s planned ‘rolling premiere.’ Each week, two or more of the … [Read More]

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Laugh Lab Moves to Zoom

Island Fellow Mark Macey’s educational romp through the history and practice of sketch comedy, which began with a 5-part series on YouTube, will now center around a weekly writing group on Zoom. Classes are held every Thursday at 6:30 pm. You can check out  Mark’s YouTube channel for past classes, or view … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘Life in Washington County’ Project Entering Final Lap

Stage East’s latest project, ‘Life in Washington County‘, an all-digital collaboration directed and produced by Mark Macey, has attracted a group of more than 30 participants. With an online opening planned for next month, the piece will consist of a series of videos, each containing contributions from four people: … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Comedy Appreciation Class ‘All About Having a Good Laugh’

Laugh Lab, now an online course, takes participants through the ins-and-outs of watching, reading, and writing comedic sketches. The class, run by Mark Macey, was originally focused on improv comedy. “We always intended to move into sketch comedy,” Macey said, “and now seemed like the perfect opportunity.” Weekly installments … [Read More]

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Laugh Lab Offers Online Sketch Comedy Class

Stage East’s Laugh Lab is now being presented online! All are invited to join in and learn how to watch, read, and write short comedic sketches. Check out the first video here! Please note organizer Mark Macey’s disclaimer about the class, which will include pausing the lesson to watch clips … [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.