After School & Classes

After school classes at Portland Stage produce a safe environment for young people to find a higher sense of play, stretch their imaginations, and gain valuable social skills such as listening, risk taking, ensemble building, public speaking, and leadership through storytelling. These classes are wildly fun, collaborative, spontaneous, and begin to build skills for the young actor or non-actor’s creative toolbox.

Portland Stage reserves the right to combine programs or extend the ages of the participants at its discretion.

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For more information call 207.774.1043 x104 or send us an email.

Fall Conservatory: All Hallows Eve Meets Happily Ever After

Shakespeare Teen Company: Macbeth 

Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Oct 25* | 4PM-6PM
Grades 5-8 | $200

Dig into monologues, scene study, movement, and playwriting, all while devising an original performance piece exploring classic Fairy Tales through the lens of All Hallows Eve. This class culminates in a performance on Saturday, Oct 28 at 3PM.

*Additional Rehearsal Oct 26th, Performance Oct 28

Mon – Thurs, Apr 9 – May 17* | 4PM-6PM
Grades 7-10 | $340

Students come together as an ensemble to create a fully-staged performance of a Shakespearean play. Participants investigate the characters and stories of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, exploring the many surprises, tragedies, and discoveries the play has to offer. Each participant will be fully immersed in the creative process, taking on a variety of roles necessary for creating a piece of theater.

*Performances on May 18 & 19
Class does not meet April 16th-19th


High School Intensive:
Playwrighting with Paula Vogel

 Sunday October 1st | Grades: 9-12

Join us for an interactive playwriting workshop with Pulitzer Prize winner, Paula Vogel, whose most recent play on Broadway, Indecent, was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. This workshop is made possible by the Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Masters Program, a national education program providing students, professionals, and theater lovers with free master classes and events on the craft of writing. Limited space available, reserve your spot today!

High School Intensive:
Stage Combat

April 7th | 1PM-5PM | Grades: 9-12 | $50

Get a taste of the more physical aspect of dramatic storytelling.  Professional combat choreographer, Sally Wood, will guide students through the excitement, intensity, and complexity of stage combat. Actors of all experience levels are welcome! Limited space is available, reserve your spot today!

To add your name to the wait-list, email us here.


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