Maine Playwrights Festival Reading Series: Online

Brent Askari

When: Friday, June 12th 7:30pm
Where: Online via Zoom – link to be posted on Facebook
Tickets: FREE donations accepted during the event

A public reading of Maine Playwrights Festival alum Brent Askari’s new play International Waters Incorporated. A new comedy about a young woman named Harris who begins work at International Waters Incorporated, a company based in the middle of the ocean so as to avoid all governmental control. At her new job, Harris uncovers all sorts of secrets lurking within the organization. 

This is the fifth play in Acorn’s bi-monthly reading series for full-length plays by Maine writers.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this final installment of the series has been shifted online so you can watch this new play taking shape from the comfort of your own home!

Maine Playwrights Festival

When: Postponed – new dates TBA
Where: The Studio Theater at Portland Stage (25 Forest Avenue)
Tickets: $20 adults/$18 students & seniors

Maine’s celebration of world premiere scripts by local playwrights, now in its 19th season. The 2-week festival involves over 40 Maine-based theater artists and includes full performances of the six featured plays, staged readings, and more!

Featured Plays:
PORTLAND MAINE HAS A REALLY GREAT RESTAURANT SCENE by Brent Askari
RABBIT RABBIT by Nolan Ellsworth & Shannon Wade
MISS LeGALLIENNE ANNOUNCES THE NEW SEASON by Carolyn Gage
JANE GREY by Alexa Gallant
GREEN LIGHT (GOING) by Hollie Pryor
THE BI-ANNUAL STONE SKIPPING COMPETITION ON LONG LAKE by Stowell Watters

MPF High School Playwrights Showcase

When: Postponed – new dates TBA
Where: The Studio Theater at Portland Stage (25 Forest Avenue)
Tickets: Available at the door, pay-what-you-can

Maine Playwrights Festival held intensive playwriting workshops at two high schools this winter – Morse High School in Bath and Gorham High School – where small groups of students worked with playwrights Travis Baker and Jule Selbo and MPF Artistic Director Daniel Burson. Come see showcase performances of the stories these fantastic young playwrights created!

Thanks to MPF 2020 Sponsors

Bath Savings
Fore River Brewing
Mechanics Hall