2016-17 Annual Report

Samarayandell

PORTLAND STAGE 2016-17 Year in Review

NEW WORK EDUCATION

MAINSTAGE

JULY 2016

The Irish . . . And How

They Got That Way is the

inaugural production of an

exciting partnership between

PS and Maine State Music

Theatre

Portland

Stage summer

camps draw 190

campers, a 31% increase

from the summer of

2015

AUGUST

Our

2016-17 Mainstage

season opens with

Later Life by A.R. Gurney,

a romantic tale of lost

opportunities and hope for

new beginnings

SEPTEMBER

Young

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

OCTOBER

A Christmas

Carol returns to

the PS Mainstage and

includes an ensemble of

23 young actors, ages

7-15

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

NOVEMBER

Poet

Richard Blanco

joins renowned

playwright Nilo Cruz for

an audience discussion

in conjunction with

Sotto Voce

PS

teaching artists

engage students in the

language and themes of Charles

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

through pre- and post-show

workshops

DECE

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