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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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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 Reading Series a Success

Play by play, Stage East’s theatre class and play reading series, has enjoyed a healthy attendance since its retooling in early November. The offering focuses on reading the most-produced plays of the 19-20 season over Zoom.   The class is also an effort to get the public in touch with … [Read More]

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On Stage Online: Youth Improv Classes

EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop is excited to announce an improv comedy class led by Island Fellow Mark Macey on August 20. Live from the EAC stage, Macey will lead adapted versions of classic improv games, teach improv basics, and get participants sharing some virtual laughs. The class will be … [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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Laugh Lab on 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 7 pm, and may be joined via this link: https://islandinstitute.zoom.us/j/91385707270 You can check … [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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Children’s Theater Workshop Steps into Wonderland

EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop has responded to building closure with a graceful pivot and plan for an online continuation of the group’s Alice in Wonderland production, originally planned for a May performance. “Of course the show will look very different,” said Mark Macey, director of the play. “We’ll continue … [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.