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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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Local Family Reunites Online for Stage East New Year’s Tradition

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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‘Extraordinarily Useful’ Satire Next for Stage East’s Play by Play

Stage East’s series of most-produced plays continues on December 17th at 7 pm with Admissions by Joshua Harmon.The play’s premiere production received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and won the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play as well as the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. The … [Read More]

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New Year’s Theater Tradition to Continue

Play by Play, Stage East’s theater class and play reading series, concludes with a nod to Stage East’s New Year’s Eve tradition. The final class on December 31st at 7pm will focus on a newly written adaptation of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life by Brian Schuth.  “This is a bit … [Read More]

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This Week with Stage East: ‘Heart-wrenching, hilarious …’

Stage East’s series of most-produced plays continues on December 3rd at 7 pm with Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan.   The play, which has enjoyed a stellar run off-broadway, was produced ten times during the 19-20 U.S. season. Productions have been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk, … [Read More]

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Play by Play 2.0 Opens with ‘A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Stage East invites all to take a seat for its recently retooled play reading series. During the months of November and December, Play by Play 2.0. will allow readers and listeners to experience—via Zoom—some of the most-produced plays of the 2019-2020 U.S. season. Readings will begin at 7:00 pm, … [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.