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The Theater of Maine


2016 – 2017 ANNUAL REPORT


Mission, Values & Vision

Portland Stage is a hub of creative activity and energy known for our

Mainstage Theater Productions, for creating and implementing vital

Education Programs, both in-schools and in-house, and for cultivating new

voices in theater through New Work Development initiatives that foster

experimentation and artistic risk.

We are committed to creating great art, passionate about using the

theater to educate, and dedicated to enriching our community.



New Work

Board of Trustees


Greg Lanou


Benjamin Bertram

Samantha Bowen

John Everett

Dawn Hagin

Lindsay Hancock

Lily Hanstein

Barry Holmes

Stephen Jenks

Elizabeth Margolis-Pineo

Moriah Moser

Sara A. Murphy

Christopher Papagni, Ph.D.

Darrell Pardy

Hilary Rapkin

Stephen Sears, MD

Venita Simcock

Robin Talbot

Nelson A. Toner

Board members as of Fall 2017


Dear Friends,

I am honored to introduce and share the Portland Stage 2016-17 Annual Report. In the pages that follow,

we highlight several noteworthy accomplishments – goals reached as a direct result of your support

and engagement with the work on our stages, in our schools, and throughout our community.

Over the past year, our network of audiences, partner organizations,

corporate sponsors, and generous individual supporters has steadily

grown, and together, we have amplified the power of theater.

As a leader in New England’s arts community, Portland Stage is

committed to welcoming increasingly diverse audiences and to

expanding our reach through our education and new work development

programs. We strive to be inclusive, responsive, and relevant, and we are

tremendously proud of the progress we have made towards achieving

these goals throughout the 2016-17 season.

100% board

participation in

2016-17 Annual Fund


We hope you join us in celebrating our success, and we thank you for

being a part of the growing Portland Stage family.


Greg Lanou

President, Board of Trustees

Pictured: Nelson Toner, Stephen Sears, Barry Holmes, Chris Papagni,

Lily Hanstein, Sara Murphy, Robin Talbot, Dawn Hagin, Venita Simcock,

Benjamin Bertram, Hilary Rapkin, Moriah Moser, Darrell Pardy, Stephen

Jenks, Lindsay Hancock, Libby Margolis-Pineo, Greg Lanou

Board Members Not Pictured: Samantha Bowen, John Everett


PORTLAND STAGE 2016-17 Year in Review



JULY 2016

The Irish . . . And How

They Got That Way is the

inaugural production of an

exciting partnership between

PS and Maine State Music



Stage summer

camps draw 190

campers, a 31% increase

from the summer of




2016-17 Mainstage

season opens with

Later Life by A.R. Gurney,

a romantic tale of lost

opportunities and hope for

new beginnings



actors in our

All Hallows Eve Teen

Conservatory prepare an

original performance piece

in the spooky spirit of

the season

PS is one of fifty

theaters across the U.S.

to present a reading of It Can’t

Happen Here adapted by Tony

Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen

from the novel by

Sinclair Lewis

Sotto Voce,

an inter-generational

tale of romance and loss

by Pulitzer Prize-winning

playwright Nilo Cruz. runs

from Nov 1-20


A Christmas

Carol returns to

the PS Mainstage and

includes an ensemble of

23 young actors, ages


Play Me

A Story brings

children’s books to life

through Saturday morning

performances and

workshops in Theater

for Kids

PS presents

From Away, our

20 th annual international

playwright celebration

in collaboration with the

International Writing Program

at the University

of Iowa



Richard Blanco

joins renowned

playwright Nilo Cruz for

an audience discussion

in conjunction with

Sotto Voce


teaching artists

engage students in the

language and themes of Charles

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

through pre- and post-show



PS presents a Maine Crime

Writers Staged Reading in

conjunction with our production

of Arsenic & Old Lace


and Old Lace,

Joseph Kesselring’s

classic comedy of murder

and mayhem runs from

Jan 24-Feb 19

Affiliate Artist Dustin Tucker

stars in Buyer & Cellar by

Jonathon Tolins

Disgraced, Ayad

Akhtar’s Pulitzer

Prize-winning drama about

cultural identity concludes our

Mainstage season



with Disgraced, Color

of Community presents

Sacred Stories from collegeaged

asylum seekers,

refugees, and








in Schools

highlights local

writers with our winter

theme, Made in Maine:

Celebrating Maine



explore a magical

world in our February

Vacation Camp:

Winter in Narnia


Lab tours middle

and high schools with an

exciting performance and

workshop of Shakespeare’s



in Schools brings

the Choosing Kindness

program to even more

students in the Portland

Public Schools


school students

delve into the world

of the Bard in our

Shakespeare Youth



education artists

participate in a Teacher

Training Intensive with Kevin

Coleman, Education Director

at Shakespeare &



participates in The

Ghostlight Project, an

initiative by theaters across

the nation to create “a brave

space” for dialogue and



Clauder Winner

and 2016 Edgerton

Foundation New Play Award

Winner, String Around My

Finger, by Brenda Withers,

makes it to the



Affiliate Artists

present the inaugural

Studio Series Workshops,

featuring two new plays-inprocess:

The Cave, by Eleanor

Burgess, and Love’s a Bitch,

by Dave Dalton

Jamie Hogan

May 10


Full Festival Schedule available at por tlandstage.org.

The Niceties Sex and Other Disturbances

by Eleanor Burgess by Marisa Smith


by Bess Welden

Tickets: 774.0465



new plays are

workshopped at the

28th Annual Little

Festival of the


Marisa Smith

workshops her play

Sex & Other Disturbances, a

recipient of the 2017 Edgerton

Foundation New Play Awards to

be produced during the 2017-

18 Mainstage season


Handcrafted Theater Made in Maine

The Irish...And How

They Got That Way

marked Portland Stage’s

inaugural production in

partnership with Maine

State Music Theater.

Portland Stage’s Mainstage

productions are created

from the ground up by

combining the best local

talent with professional

artists from across the

nation. Our Mainstage is

the core of who we are and

what we do. During the

2016-17 season alone, we

presented over 150

Mainstage performances

to upwards of 50,000

audience members.

Over 3,300 new

audience members

joined us for a Mainstage

performance for the first time

during the 2016-17 season, up

from 2,800 new audience

members in 2015-16.


Our Rush35 young patrons program grew to over

600 members, nearly doubling the number of Rush35

tickets purchased from the prior fiscal year.

Our third

production in

the Mainstage season,

Arsenic & Old Lace,

brought in over 2,500 singleticket

buyers and 2,000

subscribers during its

4 week run.



Inspiring Literacy,

Cultural Awareness & Creative Thinking

PS Education staff

developed and implemented

curricula for Directors Lab,

an initiative for middle

and high school students

designed to introduce

students to classic text and

the impact of interpretation.

Portland Stage offers

vital theater arts education

to children ages 4-18

through classes in our

Susie Konkel Theater For

Kids storefront space and

through in-school

programs designed for

students Grades K-12.

Portland Stage brought Directors Lab into

5 additional schools, doubling the

number of students reached from last year.


PLAY in Schools, our

interactive performance and

acting workshop, began a

partnership with Lincoln Elementary

School in Augusta, continuing to

expand our reach beyond the

Portland Public

School District.

Over 300 students from all Portland

Public High Schools participated in

workshops before attending

discounted matinees of


Overall, our Student

Matinee Program

provided more than

7,000 students

with discounted tickets

throughout the

Mainstage season.



Fostering Experimentation &

Artistic Risk

Portland Stage promotes and celebrates the

creation of new plays in New England. We

establish an environment that supports our

region’s playwrights, builds bridges

between our theater and local writers, and

brings awareness of our art form and the

work being created both locally and

internationally with From Away, the Clauder

Competition, and the Little Festival of the


During the 2016-17

Mainstage season,

Portland Stage exceeded

50 world premieres

with Clauder Competition

winner Brenda Withers’

String Around My Finger.


In partnership with the International Writing Program

at the University of Iowa, we welcomed writers from

Nigeria, Argentina, and Russia

for the 20th Anniversary From Away festival.

Over 100 scripts were

submitted for Little Festival of

the Unexpected, our week-long

new play development workshop,

and Portland Stage has committed

to produce all 3 featured plays

in future seasons.


FY17 Statement of Financial Position

6+14+5+5+16+33+21 19+8+4+6+12+15+7+14+6+8+1


Total Revenue: $2,616,210

grants and foundations $178,400

individuals $373,331

corporations, events, bequest, $146,141

endowment, infrastructure

education $147,353

subscriptions $419,127

single tickets/group sales $815,990

additional (rentals, advertising, $535,867

in-kind, investments)



staff $346,561

admin. costs/benefits $150,398

marketing $203,438

additional (devel., events, facilities) $9,681


FY17 Net Income: $166,697

Total Expenses: $2,449,513

actors/guest artists $454,273

facilities/occupancy $193,713

royalties $87,148

performance costs $157,421

production costs $291,155

education $365,780

additional (in-kind, deprec., infrastructure) $189,946



2016 2017 TOTAL 2016: 3,125,703 TOTAL 2017: 3,286,879 2016 2017 TOTAL 2016: 1,747,619 TOTAL 2017: 1,742,098


$464,508 $550,141 Notes Payable $1,130,334 $1,091,979

Accounts/Pledges Receivable

$8,795 $24,645 Accounts Payable/Accrued Expenses $31,453 $37,158

Prepaid Expenses

$29,082 $25,216 Deferred Revenue $568,562 $594,636

Bequest Portion

Property & Equipment (Less

Accumulated Depreciation)

$44,000 $48,000 Other Liabilities (Notes, Leases, Deposits) $17,270 $18,325

$1,427,887 $1,389,361

Other Assets (Bequests, Investments)

$1,151,431 $1,249,516

The Balance Sheet (as of June 30 of each year) and Statement of Activities for Fiscal Year 2017 are summarized here.

A complete copy of Portland Stage’s audited financial statements are available upon request.

2016 Net Assets:


2017 Net Assets:



Strategic Goals

As we consider the accomplishments of the past year and look ahead towards continued success, Portland Stage aims

to build community awareness and public perception of our organization as a creative hub, producing professional

theater on our Mainstage, and nurturing the artists and audience of the future through ancillary Education and New

Work Development programming.



Expand our reach through

our Education Programs,

aiming to partner with up

to 5 more schools in the

coming year.


Preserve the quality

of our core Mainstage

programming, aiming to increase

attendance rates and reach an

additional 250 Rush35



Support emerging

playwrights and

the development of

New Work, reaching 60

world premieres by



Supporting Portland Stage

Investing in Portland Stage makes a lasting difference in so many ways. The generosity of corporations, foundations,

and individual donors alike enables us to surround the work on our Mainstage with Education Programs, New Work

Development initiatives, and community engagement events that deepen and broaden the impact of the shows

themselves. Tax-deductible contributions keep Portland Stage a living, breathing, growing, and thriving theater, and

ultimately, ensure the fulfillment of our mission and the enrichment of our community.


For a detailed list

of donor benefits, or to

learn more about any of the

opportunities above, please

contact development@


Ways to Give

Individual Support

Recurring Gifts

Company Match

Corporate Partnership

Planned Giving



East Point Fund of the Maine Community


Jennifer Carolyn King & Timothy Fredel

Susie Konkel

Portland Education Foundation

Welch & Forbes LLC

PRODUCER ($25,000 - $49,999)

George & Cheryl Higgins

Mr. Harry W. Konkel

Shubert Foundation


($15,000 - $24,999)

Brooks Family Foundation

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

Edgerton Foundation

Moriah Moser & Dan Morgenstern

The Onion Foundation


($10,000 - $14,999)


L.L. Bean

Libra Foundation

Maine Arts Commission

Migis Hotel Group

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts

Old Bug Light Foundation

Anna Marie & John E. Thron Fund of the

Maine Community Foundation

DIRECTOR ($5,000 - $9,999)


Creative Gift Foundation

Fisher Charitable Foundation

Steve & Carolyn Jenks

Hilary Rapkin & William Stiles

Roy A. Hunt Foundation


Wright-Ryan Home


($2,500 - $4,999)

Drs. James & Susan Carter

Diversified Communications

Austin & Eileen Farrar

Ronald & Donna Forest

Edward & Janice Gerry

Alison and Horace Hildreth

Helen & George Ladd Charitable


Peter & Kathleen Leslie

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Marta Morse

Maxine Sclar & Robert J. Yamartino

Ralph Perry & Mary Louise Seldenfleur

Bryon Winn & Mauria Brough

BACKER ($1,000 - $2,499)

Jonathan & Nancy Aldrich

Acadia Insurance Company


Tenney & Newell Augur

Sally & Ron Bancroft

Benjamin & Judy Bertram

Drs. Pat & Carl Bredenberg

Jane G. Briggs

Patricia A. Clark

Pamela Cleghorn

Coffee By Design

Kris & Ken Conant

Helen Dickey & David G. Fitz Charitable

Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

Thomas L. Hinkle & Gary Duford

Karen & Fredric Farber

Apple Lane Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Jay & Lenore Friedland

Cynthia Frye-Macomber & Robert


Barbara M. Goodbody

Gorham Savings Bank

Green Design Furniture Company

Lisa Gorman

Lilian Hanstein

Bob & Marge Healing

Brenda & Barry Holmes

Hyatt Place Hotel

Anne & Dick Jackson

David & Lynn Jourdan

Sara Kingdon & Dmitry Opolinsky

Cornelia Kittredge

Greg Lanou & Tracy Skillin-Lanou

Kenneth Spirer & Joan Leitzer

M & M Consulting, LLC

Judy Miskell

Sara Murphy & Peter Wetzel

Ann & Ted Noyes

Darrell Pardy & Carolyn Hughes

Phillips-Green Foundation

Malcolm & Patti Poole


PORTLAND STAGE DONORS 2016-2017 (cont.)

Harry & Anne Pringle

James and Jane Puiia

Charles W. & Melissa G. Redman

Redmond Family Foundation

The Robert & Dorothy Goldberg

Charitable Foundation

Elaine Rosen

Louis F. & Prudence H. Ryan

John Ryan & Jenny Scheu

Stephen D. Sears & Cathy Sears

Maggie & Stacy Stevens

Anita Stewart & Ron Botting

Nelson & Lisa Toner

Jane Wellehan

Gretchen Wetzel

Sue Yandell

SUPPORTER ($500 - $999)

Thomas & Diana Allen



Elizabeth Astor

Beim Foundation

Rose & John Bloom

Lindsey & Andrew Cadot

John Cariani

Beth De Tine

Dan DiMillo

Edison Press, Inc.

Lynne & John Erkkinen

Jim & Betsy Fitzgerald

Flatbread Company

Nicholas & Barbara Fowler

Kenneth & Cheryl Freye

Timothy Cloudman & Lori Garon

David & Dorothy Glendinning

David L. & Jane Weiman Good

Dawn Hagin & Adam Policky

Peter & Judith Haynes

Katherine Heye

Becky Hunt & John Monroe

Alice Wheatland Ingraham

James G. & Carolyn Birmingham


Sheila & Philip Jordan

Peter & Nancy Kaye

Jamie & Beth Kilbreth

Brigitte & Hal Kingsbury

Lincoln & Gloria Ladd

Daniel Marra & Barbara Leonard

Irv Meeker

Karen Milliken

Betsy Morrell

Lenny & Merle Nelson

Dixon & Susan Myer Riley

John M. Robinson Fund of the Maine

Community Foundation

Bill & Mary Earl Rogers

Rachel & Joe Rosenfield

The Babbling Brook Fund at Schwab


Peter L. Sheldon

Venita & Mike Simcock

Joseph & Susan Spagnola

Wendy & Eric Suehrstedt

Jennifer Tipton

Natalie West & Robert Sellin

Gail & Melvyn Zarr

DONOR ($250 - $499)

Joy & Chip Ahrens

Richard & Bonnie Anderson


Aventure Management

Ernie Ayer

Elizabeth & Ted Baker

Mary G. Barthelman

Holly & John Benoit

Robert & Kristin Buckwalter

Thomas & Pamela Carnicelli

Thomas Chadbourne

Marilyn Coburn

Gerald & Susanne Colson

Nancy Crowell

Karen Day

Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. H. Dodge

Dougherty Family Fund of the Greater

Cincinnati Foundation

Mary C. Doughty

Susi Eggenberger & Doug Rogers

John & Katherine Emory

Stephen & Elaine Fink

David Fluharty & Linda Hjortland

William Fogel & Melinda Molin

Judy Gass

James Gertmenian & Susan King

Krissy & Jason Glidden

Matthew & Lynn Goldfarb

Roslyn & Steve Hershfield

Willard Hertz

Barry Hilton

Catherine & Matthew Hyde

Stephen & Suzanne Irish

Robin Ishmael

Herbert & Kathleen Janick

Charles & Jean Johnson

C. David Keith & Stephen Simpson

Bud & Wendy Kellett

Dennis & Sandra King

Jeremy Moser & Laura Kittle

Steve & Polly Larned

Denise LaRue & Bob Furman

Mary Griffith Lynch

Emily & Dick MacKenzie

William & Paige Mangum

Elizabeth & David Margolis-Pineo

Rob & Doris McAfee

Jan McCormick

Rick & Debby Molander

J. Mason & Margaret Morfit

Jeffrey & Rowan Morse

Dr. Richard & Sandra Neiman

Leonard & Nancy Nemon

James & Judith Parkhill

Ann Peterson

Richard & Carolyn Peterson

Hugh & Norma Phelps

Victoria S. Poole

Lloyd & Nancy Porter

Allen & Margaret Pusch

Lenore & Norman Rapkin

Nancy & Frank Read

Gordon & Susan M. Richardson

Marc Robin

Curtis & Cornelia Scribner

William Shain & Sandra Lipsey

Rick & Celeste Shinay

Cathy Stankard & Gregg Palmer

Dennis Stepro & Charlene Wolfe-Stepro

Dick & Penny Stevens

Frank & Carrie Strasburger

Deborah & Hall Thompson

Mercedes & Michael Vance

Yasmin & Briton Vitalius

Anne Wade & Gil Hagan

INVESTOR ($100-$249)

Janice B. Adler

Christenia Alden-Kinne

Christine & Andy Altman




Jonathan & Ruth Appleyard

Martha Arterberry

Charles & Sylvia Asbury

Greta Averbach & Jamie Popkin

Robert J. & Linda S. Ayotte

Ann Babbitt

Steve & Brenda Babirak

Jan Baker & Robert Bahm

Joseph Baldacci

Mr. & Mrs. George Ball

Peter & Lyn Ballou

Marjorie Belanger

Thomas & Marjorie Berman

Jane V. & John F. Berry

Stephen Ryan & James Bishop

Judith & Eric Blanchard

Richard Boisvert

Samantha Bowen

Jim & Sarah Bowie

Jamie Hogan & Marty Braun

Emily & Norman Breitner

John & Judith Brooks

Susan Bruce & Rick Hauck

Dan & Dale Bryant

Malcolm Burson & Eleanor Goldberg

Helen Cafferty

Paul & Stephanie Castle

Rae Clark-McGrath

Jacqueline & Irvin Cohen Jr.

Carol & Lindsay Copeland

Happy & Ernie Copley

Pamela Cox

George Davenport

Endicott & Nanette Davison

Pamela Day

Joe & Audrey Delafield

Barbara & Gil Dichter

Jonathan & Bonnie Dietz

Debby Pearse & Bruce Donath

Margaret Duston & Stanley Eller

Mary Lou Dyer

Nancy Egan & J. Otey Smith

David Ellenstein

Ms. Jacqueline Ellis & Dr. Andrew Cook

Marvin Ellison & Frank Brooks

Guy Emery

Sheri & Matt Poftak

Michael & Jill Epstein

Carmelia & Paul Ernest

James & Diana Fallon

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Farr

Molly Felton

Herbert & Alice Ferran

David N. Fisher

Dr. & Mrs. David Flavin

Rich Evans & Jean Foy

Russell Frank

Susan Garfield & Lynda Mullen

Virginia Gentile & Matt Hartnett

George & Martha Gilmore

Alice Girvin

Carol Goloff

Annette & Noel Goodman

Richard & Anna Hamilton

Carl & Jeannie Hamrin

Mary Jane Hanneld

Peter & Janice Hanson

Victor & Marjorie Hart

Marjorie Hassan

Janet Henry & Vernon Moore

Karen Herold & Mark Isaacson

Elizabeth Hewlett

Willy Holtzman

Helaine & D. Brock Hornby

Sharyn Howell

Elizabeth & Christopher Hunt

Susan E. Hunter

Tom & Laurie Hyndman

Sue & Bob Isler

Susan Jennings & Joel Kallich

Sandra Jensen & Samuel Broaddus

Allen S. & Sarah S. Johnson

Jerry & Kit Johnston

Daisy Kaplan

Eric Kawamoto

Paula Kee

Judith Kennedy

Margery Kerr

David Kling

Kenneth & Jean Sherman Kriedberg

Marilyn A. Lalumiere

Neil & Cathy Lamb

Dr. Lois Lamdin

Nathaniel Larrabee II & Joyce N.


Mary Susan Leahy

Stephen Legawiec & Dana Wieluns


Richard & Nancy Lemieux

Alan & Joyce Levenson

Calien Lewis & Martha Mickles

Martin Lodish & Kristin Schardt

Burke & Judith Long

Jane & John Lunt

Chris & Carson Lutes

William Bruce MacAlpine & Patricia D.


Lt. Col. John F. Mackay & Ann M.


Susan Margonelli

John & Jean Marr

May Matheson-Thomas

O. Jeanne d’Arc Mayo

John & June McClean

Sheila McGarr

Susan & Frank Mc Ginty

Roger & Latie McLean

Cristine McMurdo-Wallis & Thomas


Peter & Eve-Susan McPheeters

Sarah S. Meacham

Joseph & Gloria Melnick

Frank & Nancy Miles

Ellie & Charlie Miller

Jim Millinger

Carl Monk

Risa & Richard Moon

Bruce Moore & Jan Chapman

Conner & Wendy Moore


PORTLAND STAGE DONORS 2016-2017 (cont.)

Marian Morgan & Christopher Corbett

Anne C. Morham

Sara Morris

Mary K. & K. Scott Morrison

Lynda Murphy

Michael Nash & Janice Gregg

Robert & Susan Nielsen

John & Karen O’Brien

Kathleen O’Donnell

Shawn O’Neil & Scott Bloom

Janet O’Toole

Tonda L. Olson

John & Denise Palmer

Richard & Carole Palmer

Charlene & Jerry Petruccelli

Randy & Katharine Pike

Carole A. Pope

Hope Putnam

H. Edward Reed

Richard & Shirley Reese

Janice M. Rey

John & Marsha Reynolds

Patricia B. Rice

Leslie Richfield & Scott Horton

Jan Roberson

Patti & Dick Roderick

Anne Jepson & Steve Romanoff

Donald & Constance Rose

Larry & Robin Rubenstein

Joel & Carolyn Russ

Dr. & Mrs. Hilton Ryder

Jeff & Susan Saffer

Jennifer Sarah & Joe O’Donnell

Glenn & Sonnhilde Saunders

Mark & Alexandra Sawyer

Carol Schreck

Tracy Schroeder & Ken Rotner

Mike & Pam Schwotzer

Sandra Scully

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Seabury II

Nick & Joan Semenuk

John & Elizabeth Serrage

Margaret Shackell

Orrin & Linda Shane

Linda Shary & Jeffrey Logan

Jack Shea

Fred & Viola Sheehan

Julie Shelton-Grimshaw

John & Janice Siegle

Hugh & Mary Smith

Mark & Judith Smith

Sarah Smith

Carol & Alan Sockloff

Alan & Jonell Solander

Mr. David & Dr. Heidi Spencer

T. Douglas & Shirley Stenberg

Lynn & Allen Stevens

Mary H. Stewart

Bud & Susan Stiker

Eileen & Howard Stiles

David & Kathleen Stuchiner

Kristin G. Sweeney

Volney & Kathleen Taylor

Adam Thibodeau

Carolyn H. Thomas

Adam R. Travis

Nina & Robert Trowbridge

Gaynor Tucker

Louise Tuski

Cheslye & John Ventimiglia

Meg Thompson Villarreal

Elizabeth Volckening

Jeff & Lesa von Munkwitz-Smith

Nancy R. Wade

Ann S. Waldron

Brian & Mary Anne Wallace

Mary Lee Ward

Arthur & Faith Webster

Joel Cutler & Lucinda Wegener

Ashley Wernher-Collins & Scott Collins

David & Susan Wheatland

Kay White

The Wigobels

Lynne Williams

David & Elise Wilson

Judy & Norman Wilson

Rick & Janet Wolf

Monica Wood & Daniel Abbott

Daniel & Frances Zilkha

Bill & Patty Zimmerman


Charles and Wilma Redman

given by Laurie Hasty & Benson Gray

2016-17 TRADES & IN-KIND


Araby Rug

Bangor Daily News

Binnie Media

Down East Magazine

East Ender

Ethan Allen Furniture

The Forecaster

The Gorham Times

Jamie Hogan

Maine Lawyers Review

Maine Media Collective


Mercy Healthcare Foundation

National Distributors

The Olive Garden

Portland Architectural Salvage

Portland House of Music and Events

Portland Magazine

The Portland Phoenix

Portland Press Herald/MaineToday Media

Pratt Abbott

Ron Forest & Sons Fence Co.

W.H. Demmons

Woodford Food & Beverage

Xpress Copy


Volunteers help keep Portland Stage

running year-round, as it takes a lot of

hands and helpers to produce the

exceptional work on our Mainstage. We

are always looking for ushers, greeters,

stitchers, and more, and all volunteers are

encouraged to make as big or as small a

time commitment as they can.

We are eternally grateful to our 2016-17

Volunteers, many of which have been

donating their time and talent to Portland

Stage for years!

Over 250

volunteers joined us

during the 2016-17




Greg Adams

Deborah Alford

Bonnie Amadei

Joan Anderson

Rosemary Anderson

Debbie Andrews

John Andrews

Steve Barmore

Steven Barmore

Wendy Barmore

Karen Bates

Steve Bates

Katherine Beach

Allen Belsheim

Karin Belsheim

Dotty Bennett

Gene Bergoffen

Sue Bergoffen

Claire Bilodeau

Eric Blanchard

Judith Blanchard

Linda Blanton

Cindy Boyd

Janice Boyko

Jim Boyko

Jim Braley

Meg Braley

Meg Broderick

Shannon Broderick

Bruce Brown

Diana Brown

Eleanor Brown

Constance Burns

Satchel Butterfield

Susan Carlson

Meghan Casey

Jennifer Caven

Jan Chapman

Lou Christen

Patrick Christian

Kathy Clark

Pamela Cleghorn

Wayne Cobb

Jana Coffin

Jon Coffin

Susan Comyns

Megan Connelly

Michael Connolly

Ruth Corbett

Anne Marie Craven

Paul Craven

Lynne Cullen

Linda Curran

Jim Czimbal

Judi Czimbal

Anne Daly

Laurie Davis

Anne Demers

Espahbad Dodd

Elizabeth Dodson

Paul Dodson

Priscilla Donahue

Ellin Doyle

Ann Dugovic

George Dugovic

Denise Dwyer

Alleen Eastwood

Carol Eisenberg

Elias Eisenberg

Sheila Emple

Richard Estabrook

Carol Farrar

Jody Fein

Linda Fenton

Susan Fine

Anne Fisher

Maryellen Foley

Tom Foley

Sally Gaffney

Buzz Gautreau

Daryl Geer

Georgia Gibbs

Laurie Gingrich

Gaetane Gonyea

Jo Ann Goodman

Wayne Goodman

Benson Gray

Paula Greenlee

Mary Griffin

Jennie Hahn

Simon Hahn

Andrea Handel

Tom Handel

James Hastrich

Laurie Hasty

Barb Hauke

Steve Hauke

Ann Havener

Jackie Hawkins

Sophaktra Heng

Sara Hetzel

Robb Hetzler

Elizabeth Hewes

Myrna Higgins

Jennifer Hill

Rebecca Hitchcock

Ann Hitzrot

Rick Horton

Bob Irwin

Robert Irwin

Trish Irwin

Bob Isler

Robert Isler

Sue Isler

Susan Isler

Andy Jennings

Laurie Jensen

Sheila Jepson

Sally Johnston

Spencer Jones

Susan Jones

Ellen Kanner

Elliot Katz

Muriel Kenderdine

Melissa Kim

Margaret Kimball

Richard Kimball

Tirrell Kimball

Karen Kirk

Mary Ann Kotros

Rachel Krawczyk

Sheera LaBelle

Virginia Lacroix

Susan Lakari

Karen Lambert

Linda LaRoche

Ana Lazar

Lindsey LeFevre

Clare Liss

Annemarie Loffeld

Carole Logan

Tom Logan

Frank Lorello

Lanier Lumbert

Karen Luse

Rick Lynch

Susan Maccalous

Paul Manoff

Ray Marcotte

Rosemary Mason

Karen Massey

Jane Ann McCabe

Deborah McCoy

Martin McDonough

Sharon McHold

Maureen McHugh

Donna Melancon

Patricia Mew

Sarah Mills

Judith Mitchell

Bruce Moore

Betsy Morrison

Brad Morrison

Ann Morse

Joan Mueller

Pat Murray

Roberta Muse

Jennifer Musick

Josephine Mussomeli

Reta Nappi

April Noonan

Denis Noonan

Marcia Noyes

Brian O’Connor

Jackie Oliveri

Therese O’Sullivan

Bridget Parker

Chuck Parker

Ruby Parker

Wendy Patterson

Sandra Paul

Lawrence Perkins

Rocio Perez

Delene Perley

Lenora Perry

Gay Peterson

Elaine Piccini

Linda Pomerleau

Paula Proctor

Dorothy Provenzano

Valerie Razsa

Ted Reiner

Janice Rey

Fred Roberts

Janet Roberts

Sharon Roberts

Christine Robinson

Mary Rokosz

Carol Sadler

Stephanie Scherr

Nancy Seiler

Sally Serunian

Tom Settlemire

Wendy Severson

Roberta Sherwood

Kelley Sigovich

Megan Sigovich

David Simpson

Lilly Smith

Gerri Stiles

Kathleen Stokes

Marjorie Stone

Maryanne Strand

Steve Strand

Mary Stuart

Jonathan Swan

Lyn Swan

Tina Takacs

Nicholas Taliento

Sharon Ash Tancredi

Audrey Tanner

Sondra Taylor

Donna Thivierge

Ralph Thivierge

Maria Thompson

David Tiemann

Maryli Tiemann

Amy Topchik

Barbara Trentacosta

Cheslye Ventimiglia

Pam Vose

Peter Vose

Pamela Waite

Elizabeth Walsh

Cathy Walz

Lesli Weiner

Deena Weinstein

Lisa Wendler

Wolfgang Wendler

Ashley Wernher-Collins

Bart Weyand

Patricia Weyand

Rob Wood

Ginny Wright

Virginia Wright

Liz Wyrick

Neil Wyrick

Laura Young

Brent Zachau

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in learning more about

volunteer opportunities at

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contact us!



Portland Stage is deeply committed to training future generations of theater professionals through our season-long Intern Program. Drawn

from across the country, our interns work alongside leading designers, directors, administrators, and our professional production team,

leaving with greater knowledge of the theatrical process and the satisfaction of being part of a dedicated theater company where exceptional

quality is the end goal.

Alumni of our intern program can be found in artistic and administrative leadership positions in theaters throughout the U.S., from the Maltz

Jupiter Theatre in Florida to the Cleveland Play House. Currently, Portland Stage’s General Manager, Production Manager, Literary Manager,

Education Manager, Education Administrator, Costume Shop Manager, Company Manager, Props Master, and Development Assistant are all

former interns!

11 full-time

interns joined us

for the 2016-17



Reviewing the many exciting highlights from the past year in the preceding

pages, I am heartened to rediscover just how much we have accomplished.

Through our diverse productions and programs, Portland Stage offers

numerous points of entry, and we bring community together—to laugh, to

cry, to enjoy, but also to inspire conversation and to deepen

understanding. The Mainstage is and has been our core, and from that

strong center, we have begun to nurture future audiences and artists

through our Education Programs, as well as develop the classics of

tomorrow through our New Work Development Programs. As a supporter

of Portland Stage, you helped to shape the year that was, and you can help

us continue to grow and thrive in the years to come. Thank you for playing

your part in connecting Portland Stage more deeply with our community.

I look forward to continuing the discovery.

Anita Stewart

Executive & Artistic Director

Thank you from our staff!


Anita Stewart, Executive & Artistic Director

Adam Thibodeau, House Management Associate

Alex Kimmel, Company Manager

Beth Given, Development Director

Daniel Brodhead, Scenic Carpenter

Donald Smith, Audience Services Manager

Chris DeFilipp, House Management/Box Office Associate

Eileen Phelan, Director of Communications, Marketing &

Audience Engagement

Emily Kenny, Production Manager/Lighting & Sound


Hannah Cordes, Education Manager

Lena Castro, Social Media & Marketing Associate

Julia Fitzgerald, Development Assistant

Julianne Shea, Education Administrator

Martin Lodish, Finance Director

Megan Doane, General Manager

Meg Anderson, Properties Manager

Myles C. Hatch, Stage Manager/Group Sales

Paul Ainsworth, Business Manager

Renee Myhaver, Assistant Box Office Manager

Shane Van Vliet, Stage Manager

Susan Thomas, Costume Shop Manager

Todd Brian Backus, Literary Manager

Ted Gallant, Technical Director

2017-18 INTERNS

Celia Watson

Clare McCormick

Cloey Hammond

Devin L. Bruton

Eliza M. Burwell

Kayla Minton Kaufman

Katherine Borden

Katie Baskerville

Kristal Georgopoulos

Nolan Ellsworth

Robin Piatt Stegman

Trevor Stanchfield

DESIGN: Talley-O Design | www.talley-o.com

PHOTO CREDITS: Corey Templeton (cover), Aaron Flacke, Ted Axelrod, Roger Duncan, Benjamin Clay, Zoe Levine-Sporer,

Adam Policky, Samara Yandell, Beth Given

ACTORS PICTURED: Cary Michelle Miller* (pg. 6), Ross Cowan* (pg. 7), Leighton Bryan*(pg. 7), Will Rhys* (pg. 7),

Maureen Butler (pg. 7), Marjolaine Whittlesey (pg. 10)


*Member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States



The Theater of Maine





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