Studio Series

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The Studio Series is presented by the Affiliate Artists , and hosted by Portland Stage in the Studio Theater.

  • Productions are full productions within the black box Studio Theater.
  • Workshop Readings are readings of new plays, rehearsed with actors over one or more days, and developed with the playwright.
  • Circle Reads are down and dirty, unrehearsed readings of plays.
Oct 24

Studio Series Production: Haunting Hour 2.0

7pm | $18 | Studio Theater
Pay-What-You-Can Oct 24, no perf Oct 29

An evening of raw, edgy, and dangerous short plays brought to life onstage for the first time ever! Curated by Dustin Tucker, featuring Maine authors: Joe Hill, Monica Wood, Callie Kimball, H.W. Longfellow, Ian Carlsen, and Rick Hautala.

Nov 10

Studio Series Workshop: Small Jokes About Monsters

by Steven Strafford
7pm | Theater for Kids
Suggested Donation: $10 advance online | $15 at door

Three brothers spend an evening at a rented beach house sorting through the recent death of their father. After learning his final wishes, and with the unexpected arrival of their mother, they come to terms with ugly truths that lie underneath the humor they share.

Mar 21

Studio Series Production: We Can Eat Love by Margie Castleman

By Margie Castleman, directed by Eileen Phelan
7pm | $18 | Studio Theater
Pay-What-You-Can Mar 21
When Peter gets kicked out of his band, he goes to the only place he can, and the one place he shouldn’t, his mother’s. One problem, she’s remarried. Chaos and emotions swirl in this tragicomedy where Peter must reckon with a father’s fatal choice, a budding romance, and an uncertain future.

May 23

Studio Series Workshop: Death Wings

by Bess Welden
7pm | Studio Theater
Suggested Donation: $10 advance online | $15 at door

Grand is the maker of death wings. She’s interested in the fabric and fibers that make up a human life. Her granddaughter Rachel is a scientist determined to fly. Can we transcend the limitations of our bodies? How do we fashion the stories of our own lives? With a re-visioning of the Daedalus/Icarus myth and original songs.