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Maine Arts Commission Award

Maine Arts Commission’s Video of Schoodic Arts for All

Schoodic Arts for All is thrilled to announce it has been named the Best Community Organization in the inaugural Maine Arts Awards. The awards are given by the Maine Arts Commission in partnership with ArtsEngageME at the Maine International Conference on the Arts on September 28, 2018 in Portland.

The first of what is to be an annual event, the awards recognize “the deep commitment and dedication that individuals and organizations have contributed to the advancement and strengthening of the arts in Maine.”

By extending this award to Schoodic Arts for All, the Maine Arts Commission is recognizing the hard work we have done and the impact this work has had on the Schoodic Peninsula and beyond.  It is especially significant that this award should come to us in our 20th year as we celebrate our growth and look forward to the next chapter.

We are honored to be the first organization to receive this award.  We would like to recognize all of those who make it possible for us to do what we do:  Our Board, instructors, artists, performers, students, participants, and the army of volunteers who help us in so many ways.

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat!: Love/Sick by John Cariani

June 15: Love/Sick

by John Cariani

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat! 

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

Visit our Facebook page!

 

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Spring Production: Lost in Yonkers

May 17 – 19 and 24 – 26

 Lost in Yonkers

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Visit our Facebook page!

 

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat! Motherhood Out Loud by multiple writers

April 20:

Motherhood Out Loud

by multiple writers

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat! 

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

 

Visit our Facebook page!

 

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat!: A Thousand Cranes by Kathryn Schultz Miller

March 16: A Thousand Cranes

by Kathryn Schultz Miller

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat! 

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

Visit our Facebook page!

 

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat!: Mere Mortals by David Ives

February 16: Mere Mortals

by David Ives

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat! 

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

Visit our Facebook page!

 

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat! Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

October 20: Lost in Yonkers
by Neil Simon

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat!

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

Visit our Facebook page!

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat! Holiday Stories, Songs, Poems, and Plays

December 15

Holiday Stories, Songs, Poems, and Plays:

All relating to Jewish or Christian Tradition

Please join the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab for family friendly/child friendly dramatic fun for

Hanukkah and Christmas.

“T’was the Night Before Christmas,” “The Grinch,” some Hebrew songs, and much more.

Come in your pajamas if you want.

Cookies and cocoa will be served.

Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, Saturday, December 15

Rehearsal:  noon – if you are interested in reading with us

Performance:  7:00pm – 8:00pm

FREE (donations gratefully accepted)

We start rehearsal at noon, share a potluck, and that evening we perform for the audience!  All are welcome to participate.

If you are interested in participating in the production, contact

Cynthia Thayer at 963-7771 or darthiafarm@gmail.com.

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat! 

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

Visit our Facebook page!

 

Meetinghouse Theatre Lab: Out of the Hat! 1984 by George Orwell

November 17:

About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

History

Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.

Out of the Hat! 

What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!

It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.

Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.

Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Cynthia at darthiafarm@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.

Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂

Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.

Visit our Facebook page!

 

2018 Program Book

 

Click on the image below to view our entire 2018 Program Book

 

 

Spring Show May 18, 19 and 20 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Stage Adaptation by
Simon Stevens

based on the best selling novel by Mark Haddon

Full stage production by Meetinghouse Theatre Lab May 18, 19 and 20.

Fifteen year old Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone killed the next-door neighbor’s dog with a garden fork. Christopher is a suspect. Christopher’s detective work ends up taking him on a frightening journey that tears apart his once-familiar world.

 

Tickets:

$15 – Adult

$12 – Student (use STUDENT coupon code)

Tickets May 18

Tickets May 19

Tickets May 20


 

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