MaineStage Shakespeare is a process-based resident theater company dedicated to the enrichment of the community it serves by providing free, innovative performances of classic plays and educational outreach.
MaineStage Shakespeare is a new nonprofit theater company presenting its premiere season in the summer of 2011. We are comprised primarily of New York-based theater artists striving to create an influential resident Shakespeare company. We believe in the viability of the resident theater company, a sadly somewhat bygone tradition in which actors can develop their craft in a collaborative process, producing a creative community that enriches the community at large. We are young people who have been inspired by our own experiences with classical theater, and would cherish the opportunity to inspire a future generation of theatergoers.
The company is comprised of ten actors, two directors, and one technician, all of whom have worked together in some capacity though not as a complete company. We are all united by the common goal of producing accessible, professional, classical theater to a wide audience and to the idea of the viability of a resident theater company. Collectively, we have performed for audiences in New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Florida, California, Texas, and more.
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