Events & 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.
  • Workshops are readings of new plays, rehearsed with actors over one or more days, and developed with the playwright.
  • Readings are readings of established plays.
Apr 14

Maine Reads: LONGFELLOW: A LIFE IN WORDS

Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Mainstage

Maine Reads | To celebrate the bicentenial of Maine the Affiliate Artists are presenting a series of plays written about the great state of Maine. Join us as we revisit touching stories from our past in this historic year.

LONGFELLOW: A LIFE IN WORDS by Daniel Noel | During the Victorian Era, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow walked the streets of Portland and put pen to paper to create some of the most influential works of poetry in the history of America. Longfellow touched a chord, not only with Americans, but also with an international audience through his heroic poetry, pride of place, and multicultural themes. LONGFELLOW: A LIFE IN WORDS weaves together his memoirs, corespondence, and poety to create an epic portrait of Longfellow himself.

All seating is General Admission.

Advance online: $10 each including fee.
Day Of at the door: $15 each including fee.

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May 19

Maine Reads: THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRAU

Tuesday| May 19th, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Mainestage Theater

Maine Reads | To celebrate the bicentenial of Maine the Affiliate Artists are presenting a series of plays written about the great state of Maine. Join us as we revisit touching stories from our past in this historic year.

THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRA, by Bess Welden, Annette Joelles, and Nicole Chaison | This solo-comedy follows the adventures of a Portland mom and would-be writer who discovers her own creative power by embarking on a hilarious and hearfelt journey of mythic proportions. Adapated by Portland’s own Hausfrau mutha-zine, a self-published quarterly the chronicles the passion that is parenting, written and cartooned by Nicole Chaison.

All seating is General Admission.

Advance online: $10 each including fee.
Day Of at the door: $15 each including fee.

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