LITTLE FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXPECTED | May 8 – 12, 2018
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Dialogue between artists and audience is an integral part of our creative process! Portland Stage hosts three free audience discussions for the general public during the run of each production on our Mainstage. Patrons interested in attending either of the post-show discussions (The Artistic Perspective or Curtain Call) are welcome to come to the discussion even if they have not attended the preceding performance – just plan to arrive at the theater at the time the performance gets out!
THE ARTISTIC PERSPECTIVE
The Artistic Perspective, hosted by Artistic Director Anita Stewart, is an opportunity for audience members to delve deeper into the themes and creative questions behind each production through conversation with special guests. A different scholar, visiting artist, playwright, or other experts will join the discussion each time. The Artistic Perspective discussions are held after the first Sunday matinee performance.
PAGE TO STAGE
Page to Stage discussions have been reimagined for the 45th Season, and are presented in partnership with the Portland Public Library Participants are encouraged to read the play of an upcoming Portland Stage Mainstage Production, and then participate in a discussion at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium two weeks before the first preview of any Mainstage Season production. All participants can enter their name to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming production at the beginning of the discussion, and a winner will be picked at the end of the discussion. All scripts for Portland Stage’s Mainstage Productions will be available at the Portland Public Library, contact Raminta Moore at via email. Page to Stage discussions will take place in the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm, check Events Calendar for the dates. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.
Curtain Call discussions offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production with the performers, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to issues raised by the work. Curtain Call discussions are held after the second Sunday matinee performance.