2016-17 Annual Report

Samarayandell

PS presents a Maine Crime

Writers Staged Reading in

conjunction with our production

of Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic

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

In

conjunction

with Disgraced, Color

of Community presents

Sacred Stories from collegeaged

asylum seekers,

refugees, and

immigrants

MBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY MARCH

APRIL

MAY JUNE 2017

PLAY

in Schools

highlights local

writers with our winter

theme, Made in Maine:

Celebrating Maine

Authors

Campers

explore a magical

world in our February

Vacation Camp:

Winter in Narnia

Directors

Lab tours middle

and high schools with an

exciting performance and

workshop of Shakespeare’s

Macbeth

PLAY

in Schools brings

the Choosing Kindness

program to even more

students in the Portland

Public Schools

Middle

school students

delve into the world

of the Bard in our

Shakespeare Youth

Conservatory

PS

education artists

participate in a Teacher

Training Intensive with Kevin

Coleman, Education Director

at Shakespeare &

Company

PS

participates in The

Ghostlight Project, an

initiative by theaters across

the nation to create “a brave

space” for dialogue and

inclusion

2015

Clauder Winner

and 2016 Edgerton

Foundation New Play Award

Winner, String Around My

Finger, by Brenda Withers,

makes it to the

Mainstage

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

-13

Full Festival Schedule available at por tlandstage.org.

The Niceties Sex and Other Disturbances

by Eleanor Burgess by Marisa Smith

Refuge/Malja

by Bess Welden

Tickets: 774.0465

www.portlandstage.org

Three

new plays are

workshopped at the

28th Annual Little

Festival of the

Unexpected

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

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