Enhance Your Theatrical Experience

Teachers and other audience members can enhance their theatrical experience with PlayNotes, our resource guide. Created by the Portland Stage Literary department, 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.

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Listen to the PlayNotes Podcast wherever you get your podcasts or by clicking here.

Subscriptions to the printed version of PlayNotes are available (for more information on PlayNotes subscriptions, call 207.774.1043 x120 or email

PlayNotes is typically published one week before a show opens.

Educators interested in more information about our current issue or past issues can contact our Education Department by clicking here.