Director’s Notes: Shakespeare’s Stories

For many people, Shakespeare can feel like a foreign language. Some are intimidated by the length of the plays; the big words and strange contractions. On the page, Shakespeare can feel daunting, but the key is to speak it aloud. Shakespeare is meant to be played. I’ve been wanting to produce Shakespeare here at the …

“Shakespeare’s Stories” On Sale Now!

Discover a shipwreck, find a witch’s spell, and meet a donkey who was once a man! In our summer production of Shakespeare’s Stories, we will perform shortened adaptations of The Tempest, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and discover the magic of Shakespeare’s original language. Wizards, witches, fairies and kids all come together to celebrate …

Free Shakespeare Workshops for Ages 8-17

Begins today! In preparation for our summer production Shakespeare’s Stories, we are offering ten free Shakespeare workshops for all interested young actors between the ages of eight to seventeen. This is an opportunity to learn about and experiment with Shakespeare outside a traditional rehearsal process. Young actors will become familiar with the language of Shakespeare, …

Shakespeare Is For All Ages!

“But wait, my child’s too young for Shakespeare!” At the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, we say “Nay!” Young children are not intimidated by Shakespeare. The Royal Shakespeare Company claims Shakespeare should be taught early, four and five year olds are fearless and accustomed to trying out new language and learning new words. In …

Summer Camps

2015 Summer Camps Monday, 6/22-Friday, 6/26 Animal Arts – Ages 4-6 What is it like to swim through the water like a giant whale or fly like an eagle? Animal lovers, bring your imaginations as we travel together around the world! We’ll use live animals, animals from story books and imagined animals as inspiration for …

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” – Notes from the Director

  From the Artistic Director Welcome to our cautionary tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! While cautionary tales are a dime a dozen in children’s literature and children’s theatre, a cautionary tale by Roald Dahl is different. Bad children who chew too much gum turn into blueberries. Crocodiles that try to eat children get …