Affiliate Artist Events

The Portland Stage Affiliate Artists present and participate in a diverse range of programs each season, dedicated to exploring new theatrical works, bringing the written word to the stage, and welcoming the community into the theater. Click here for information about our Studio Series.

Upcoming 2017 Affiliate Artists Events
(This listing is edited and expanded throughout the season as new events are

LONGFELLOW’S SHORTS |  Fall & Spring Events

The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey
Monday March 6th
6:30pm Light Reception
7:00pm Reading by Affiliate Artists

Affiliate Artists will read from The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey. A haunting, luminous novel set on an enchanted island off the west coast of Ireland where magic, faith, and superstition pervade the inhabitants’ lives and tangled relationships.


Lisa-CareyLisa Carey grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. She attended Boston College; later, while working on her MFA in Writing from Vermont College, she worked as a bookseller at Brookline Booksmith. She went to Ireland to research her first novel, and ended up living there for five years. In 1998 she published her debut, the critically-acclaimed The Mermaids Singing, followed two years later by In The Country of the Young. Every Visible Thing won a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction and Love in the Asylum won a Massachusetts Book Award. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for film.

 She has been awarded fellowships at The Hawthornden Castle Writer’s Retreat, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, The MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Ragdale. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and son, and returns to Ireland whenever she can.

Little Festival of the Unexpected | May 10 -13, 2017

Our highly anticipated annual exploration of new theatrical work with a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays.  Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members.

The Little Festival of the Unexpected takes place in the Studio Theater and is  General admission with limited seating.






Unless otherwise noted, all Affiliate Artists events take place on the Portland Stage Mainstage at 25A Forest Avenue in Portland and are open to the public on a pay-what-you-can basis.

To find out more about specific Affiliate Artists events, e-mail us by clicking here.

For more information on the history of the Affiliate Artists group and its members, click here.