Expand Your Experience
Oct 25 – Nov 4 | 7pm| $18 (Pay-What-You-Can Oct 25)
Curated by Dustin Tucker and featuring Portland Stage Affiliate Artists.
Tales of Madness and the Macabre. A fright-filled evening of storytelling from some of Maine’s most celebrated authors and playwrights. Join us for an evening of raw, edgy, and dangerous short stories brought to life onstage for the first time ever. Authors include: John Cariani, Tess Gerritsen, Chris Holm, Ike Hamill, Callie Kimball and an additional treat you’ll have to see to believe.
Monday, Oct. 30
In collaboration with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, From Away brings talented writers from around the world to Portland. Readings are performed in translation by Portland Stage’s Affiliate Artists, and followed by an open forum among the writers, artists, and audience.
Nov 8-12 | 7pm | $18 (Pay-What-You-Can Nov 8)
Writer/Performer: Kari Wagner-Peck
Director: Bess Welden
Portland Stage Affiliate Artist, Bess Welden and Portland-based blogger/memoirist Kari Wagner-Peck team up to bring you a live storytelling performance featuring a dozen funny, touching, and subversive true-life tales about finding and raising the mighty Thorin. Be prepared to laugh, and perhaps change the way you think about people with Down syndrome. Winner of the 2017 “PortFringe Pulitzer Award” for excellence in writing.
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Monday, Dec 4
6:30pm Reception | 7pm Staged Reading, Q & A w/Author to Follow
Affiliate Artists will read from NY Times bestseller, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, “Christina’s World.” Baker Kline has written six other novels — Orphan Train, Orphan Train Girl, The Way Life Should Be, Bird in Hand, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water. SUGGESTED DONATION $10 in advance, $15 at door