Funding Updates

This year’s Giving Tuesday was our most successful yet!

On Tuesday, November 28th, Portland Stage raised over $3,000 in online contributions to support our handcrafted Mainstage productions, our expanding Education Programs, and our innovative New Work Development initiatives. This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign garnered more individual donations than ever before, and we are beyond grateful for the ongoing and growing support from our community.

On behalf of all of us at Portland Stage, thank you and happy holidays!

December 19, 2017

Roy A. Hunt Foundation Funds Intern Program for a Fourth Year!

The Roy A. Hunt Foundation has continued its generous support of our Intern Program with a grant of $7,500.

Portland Stage’s Intern Program, now in its 37th year, has trained over 360 theater professionals, helping young people to develop and launch successful careers in the arts since 1980. Thanks to the Roy A. Hunt Foundation’s generosity, we are able to offer our interns a stipend and housing, in addition to immersive training by experts in the field. Participants in our program have gone on to become theater artists, designers, and technicians working at creative organizations around the world.

Established in 1966, the Roy A. Hunt Foundation is an endowed resource that annually grants almost $3 million in the United States.

November 27, 2017

Directors Lab Receives $10,000 Grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust!

The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust has generously renewed its support of our Directors Lab program for a third year! This innovative program for middle- and high-schoolers brings professionally trained Teaching Artists into schools to present a 45-minute version of a Shakespeare play. The performance is followed by an interactive workshop that gives students a chance to direct excerpts from the play and explore the power of interpretation.

For more information or to bring Directors Lab to your school, contact Portland Stage Education at 207.774.1043 x104 or

The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust is a foundation supporting conservation, preservation, culture, and education in Maine.

November 27, 2017

Portland Stage Received a Grant from the Maine Theater Fund!

The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded Portland Stage a $5,000 grant in support of our 2017-2018 season!

This grant will help us continue to provide many points of entry for a diverse population to engage with our productions and programs. Maine Theater Fund’s award will support community engagement initiatives across our season, including Pay-What-You-Can nights, Student Matinees, and our free Discussion Series.

Established in 2005, the goal of the Maine Theater Fund is to strengthen and sustain theater performance throughout the state. The Maine Theater Fund is designed to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater.

November 8, 2017