Teachers and other audience members can enhance their theatrical experience with PlayNotes, our resource guide. Created by the Portland Stage Literary and Education departments, these extensive guides present a broad spectrum of information and perspectives on each play in our Mainstage season. PlayNotes appeals to a wide audience of student and adult readers who wish to delve more deeply into the plays on our stage.

PlayNotes for Almost, Maine by John Cariani has been published. To access this issue click here.

To access the Bibliography click here.

Instant Resources
Click below to access the following educational resources:
An Interview with John Cariani about his play Almost, Maine.
An Interview with John Cariani about his play Last Gas.
1820-1850: A New State and Prosperity.
My Maine Stories.

Subscriptions to the printed version of PlayNotes are also available (for more information on PlayNotes subscriptions, call 207.774.1043 x105).

PlayNotes is typically published one week before a show opens.

Educators interested in more information can contact our Education Department by clicking here.