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Next from Stage East? ‘The Canned Sardine’ StorySlam!

As a part of Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekends, Stage East will be holding a storytelling competition—with prizes!—at the Sutherland Amphitheater at 4 pm on June 26th, July 24th, and August 28th.  Each Saturday’s top three storytellers will win prizes donated by local businesses and all participants will walk away … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Double Bill, Born of Uncertainty, a Satisfying Restart for Theater at EAC

“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen,” wrote director Mark Macey of Stage East’s latest double-bill, which reopened Eastport Arts Center for events last week, and continues with three more shows this weekend—Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. The pair of one act … [Read More]

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Stage East presents: Krapp’s Last Tape and The Human Voice

Stage East proudly returns to the theater with two in person offerings this June. Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and The Human Voice by Jean Cocteau will be played back-to-back June 4, 5 11 and 12, at 7 pm, and June 6 and 13 at 2 pm. Both plays are short one-person … [Read More]

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One-Acts Explore Isolation & Technology, with Levity

“The theme of loneliness and isolation is universal, especially in the time of a global pandemic,” writes Jenie Smith, who’ll give a performance of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice as part of Stage East’s return to live theater, a double header of one-acts which also includes Krapp’s Last Tape by … [Read More]

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Stage East to Open EAC 2021 Season with Double Header of One-person Plays

Stage East proudly returns to the theater with two in person offerings this June. Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and The Human Voice by Jean Cocteau will be played back-to-back June 4, 5 11 and 12, at 7 pm, and June 6 and 13 at 2 pm. Both plays are short one-person … [Read More]

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Skriletz Celebrated with Return to ‘In Person’ Theater

On Saturday, May 1, Stage East and Indivisible Washington County celebrated the life of Jay Skriletz through a staged reading of his play, Houdini’s Secret. The event was part memorial and part fundraiser for the new Jay Skriletz Scholarship Fund, which will support youth and young adults interested in … [Read More]

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Jay Skriletz Scholarship Fund Launch and ‘Houdini’s Secret’ Staged Reading

On Saturday, May 1 at 7:00 pm, a virtual celebration will take place to launch The Jay Skriletz Scholarship Fund to support youth and young adults in the theater. The scholarship is inspired by the life of Jay Skriletz and his belief in the potential and power of young … [Read More]

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Staged Reading, Scholarship Fund Organized in Memory of Jay Skriletz

On Saturday, May 1 at 7:00 pm, a virtual celebration will take place to launch The Jay Skriletz Scholarship Fund to support youth and young adults in the theater. The scholarship is inspired by the life of Jay Skriletz and his belief in the potential and power of young … [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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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.