Revisiting the 2015-2016 Season. Congratulations to all the performers and the the directors. Bravo!
The Beauty Queen of Leenane - The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre presented this dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, directed by Thomas Power, at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue in Portland in September.
Our Town - Back on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus, the second show of the season was, “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, guest directed by Andrew Harris in November.
Musical Theatre - Reefer Madness - In March, the USM Department of Theatre and the USM School of Music co-presented the musical theatre production, Reefer Madness, based on a book by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney, directed by Cary Libkin, musical direction by Ed Reichert, and choreography by Vanessa Beyland.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - The 1962 American classic by Edward Albee captured Professor Steele’s attention in 1964 in a bookstore in York, Maine, and changed his life forever. The USM Department of Theatre presented this emotionally charged classic on the Main Stage at Russell, as Professor Steele's final production of his 49 years teaching at USM. Congratulations to Bill Steele on his retirement!
Tom Powers - 50 years of teaching at USM
Professor Tom Power's final Directing class of his illustrious 50-year teaching career at the USM Department of Theatre! Happy Retirement, Tom, as you literally sail off into the Sunset. We all wish you a heartfelt "fair winds and following seas"!
December 12, 2015
USM Theatre professor Andrew Harris with Theatre students Ben Davis, Brittany Burke and Molana Oei gave two festive performances of Victorian Christmas tales at the Victoria Mansion in Portland on Saturday, December 12th! What a beautiful holiday venue! — with Ben Davis, Brittany Burke,Molana Oei and Andrew Harris.
Bravo to all who made the 2014-2015 season spectacular!
The Well of Horniness, a farcical radio play by Holly Hughes, opened the 2014-2015 season. Directed by Meghan Brodie.
Bus Stop, a comedy by William Inge, directed by Thomas Power.
Dance USM!, directed by Maria A. Tzianabos, featured faculty and student choreography.
The School of Music and Department of Theatre co-produced Catch Me If You Can, the Musical, directed by Wil Kilroy with musical direction by Edward Reichert and choreography by Vanessa Beyland.
An Evening with Christopher Durang, directed by William Steele, opened with For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.
The second half of An Evening with Christopher Durang, directed by William Steele, featured Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You.
As You Like It, directed by Assunta Kent, was Maine's first American Sign Language shadow-signed production.