Play Me a Story

Play Me a Story & Workshop

Experience the fun and magic of theater on Saturday mornings with Play Me a Story! Ages 4 – 10 enjoy a performance of a children’s stories followed by an interactive acting workshop with Portland Stage’s Education Artists for $15. Sign up for the month and save or pick individual days that work for you. Build literacy, encourage creativity and spark dramatic dreams!

All books featured in Play Me a Story are presented with permission from the publishers and/or authors.

In-Person Safety Protocols

In-person programming will follow protocols based on the latest CDC guidelines and is subject to change. Portland Stage utilizes a Bipolar Ionization iWave HVAC system throughout our facilities. Our current policy states that if Cumberland County community level is designated as “low” by the CDC, masks will be optional. If the designation is “medium” or “high” masks will be required. 

 

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.

Financial Aid

Portland Stage Education offers need-based financial aid for all of our programs. Please fill out our form to apply.

Play Me a Story 2022-2023

Play Me a Story takes place in person at Portland Stage’s Theater for Kids on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Doors open at 10:00, 10:30 performance, followed by an interactive workshop from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, with everything wrapped up by 12:00 PM.

All books featured in Play Me a Story are performed with permission from the publishers and/or authors.

January 7 2023 - March 2023

Sign up for the month and save or pick individual dates that work for you. More titles will be posted soon.

February 4 -- Cancelled Due to Weather

Kristi Call co-author of Mootilda’s Bad Mood will be joining us to celebrate the reading and sign copies of her book on sale through Longfellow Books.

February 11

Laura Gehl author of Apple and Magnolia will be joining us to celebrate the reading and sign copies of her book on sale through Longfellow Books.

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February 18

Sing Me a Story Event:

These books will be accompanied by original songs!

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March 11

Ryan T. Higgins author of Ballet Bruce will be joining us to celebrate the reading and sign copies of her book on sale through Longfellow Books.

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March 18

Maria Gianferrari author of Being a Dog: A Tale of Mindfulness will be joining us to celebrate the reading and sign copies of her book on sale through Longfellow Books.

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