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.
Jan 27

Maine Reads: LAST GAS

Monday | January 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Mainstage 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.

LAST GAS, by John Cariani | Nat Paradis runs Paradis’ Last Convenience, the last gas station before Canada in Township 16 Rage 8 in the unincorporated territory of Northern Maine. It’s hard to be happy when your license is suspended, your son hates the Red Sox, and your dad has a more thrilling date night than you do, but Nat is trying, really trying, to ‘get back to happy’.  When a long-lost love turns up rekindling that flame might be just what the doctor ordered, but it may have unexpected side effects.

All seating is General Admission.

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

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Feb 10

Maine Crime Writers

Monday | February 10th | 7:00 pm
Mainstage

Join us for a rollicking good time when Portland Stage Affiliate Artists host the fourth Crime Writers’ Reading featuring five award-winning, best-selling mystery and thriller writers: Gerry Boyle, Brenda Buchanan, Richard Cass, Paul Doiron, and Julia Spencer-Fleming. This season, the five writers will write original, ten-minute pieces, especially for this one-night-only event to be read by Portland Stage Affiliate Artists and local actors. Come see what some of Maine’s favorite crime writers serve up.

Advance tickets online $10 each
Day of/In-person $15 each

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CAST & ARTISTS
DIRECTOR Eileen Phelan

WITH
Grace Bauer
Maureen Butler
Courtney Cook
Jared Culverhouse
Moira Driscoll
Whip Hubley
Ella Mock
Erik Moody
Daniel Noel
Julianne Shea

Mar 10

Maine Reads: WOMEN AND THE SEA

Monday | January 27, 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.

WOMEN AND THE SEA, by Shelley Berc & Anita Stewart | Weaving together stories from clam diggers, mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives all one thing in common… Personal triumphs, tragedies, and truths are shared in this docudrama celebrating the women of Maine. Listen to the heartbeat of a culture through the stories of Women and the Sea

All seating is General Admission.

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

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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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