Department of Theatre

"Molded by the Flow" Opens Friday, April 21 in Gorham

Molded by the Flow in Lewiston

Molded by the Flow is a collaboration between the Department of Art, School of Music, and Department of Theatre. It is a performance. It is an original work created by USM music, theatre and art students, alumni and faculty, and directed by visiting performing artist Rinde Eckert under the leadership of visiting Libra Professor, Paul Dresher. It is now playing at Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. 

Here's what one patron had to say about the Lewiston opening:

"Molded by the Flow: Opening night earned a solid WOW! Molded by the Flow certainly presents a wonderful thought provoking experience with music art and theater joining to take the audience on a unique and intriguing journey. The clever use of an eclectic collection of artistic props and music specifically created for the show exposes the fantastic creativity, imagination, and talent of the performers! Well done!"

The show opens in Gorham on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., with five more performances through April 29. Tickets are, $15 adults, $11 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $8 students, and can be purchased online at, in person or by phone at 207-780-5151.

If you live and work in Maine, or just visit from time to time, in a sense, you too have been Molded by the Flow. Come and see, and listen. Come and consider yourself. 


Photos from the Lewiston show:

Molded by the Flow in Lewiston

Molded by the Flow in Lewiston

Molded by the Flow in Lewiston

A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history. Molded by the Flow explores how the state’s rivers, ocean, weather, plants and animals have inspired diverse groups of people to inhabit the area, and thereby shape the landscape and the history of Maine.

Under the guidance of visiting professor Paul Dresher and performance artist Rinde Eckert, students have registered for classes in music, theatre and art which are dedicated to the creation of this work. 

Sponsored by the Libra Professorship at USM