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Build Your Theater Skills
Classes provide 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.
Education For All
Portland Stage Education strives to welcome and celebrate all people regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, national origin, religion, gender identity, neurological, or physical ability.
Shakespeare Teen Company
Grades: 7 – 12
Cost: $380, financial aid available
Rehearsal Dates/Days: Apr 11 – May 12 | Tue, Wed, Thur*
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
*No class Apr 17 – 21
Tech Week Dates/Days: May 15 – May 18 | Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
Time: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Performances: May 19 & 20 at the Gilsland Farm Maine Audubon
Interactive Craft Talk with Richard Blanco
Grades: 9 – 12
Date: Saturday, January 28
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (including talk with Richard Blanco and performance of Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas)
Cost: $50 (for the talk & a ticket to the performance), financial aid available
Richard Blanco will guide participants through a deep dive into the golden rule of writing poetry known as, “show don’t tell.” Though it’s a familiar rule that is often applied instinctually, Blanco will discuss how it’s truly applied through a group exercise. He will also discuss how this rule translates into playwrighting, and the thrills and challenges of developing his first play SWEET GOATS & BLUEBERRY SEÑORITAS. To be followed by a question-and-answer period. Then participants will view a performance of this new play!
Call our box office at 207-774-0465 to reserve your spot. Limited Space available.