Everyman Repertory Theatre
The Everyman Repertory Theatre's mission statement is: Collaboration. Creation. Catharsis. Excellence in professional theatre in the greater Penobscot Bay region. Its mission is to present high quality, creative and engaging theatre for people from all age groups living in mid-coast Maine through the efforts of a corps of professional actors, designers and directors who live and work in Maine, while seeking to collaborate with local community and non-profit arts organizations to increase accessibility to the widest possible audience. The Everyman Rep was founded in 2008 to present professional live theatre, with between two and six productions per year. Productions range from classics such as the high school tour of Moliere’s The Miser, in a new translation – to plays by local playwrights – the verse play Conversation at Midnight by Edna St. Vincent Millay – to contemporary Broadway award winners like Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage – to hard hitting, political protest like Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode about sexual harassment and rape – to collaborations on music and drama such as Igor Stravinsky and CF. Ramuz’s L’Histoire du Soldat with Maine Pro Musica.. Our collaborations started early with performances of Millay’s play in association with Camden and Damariscotta public libraries and the Whitehall Inn in Camden, where Millay debuted her poetry, and Edward Albee’s play about Louise Nevelson, Occupant, in collaboration with The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Lincoln Street Center. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art then invited us to perform Yasmina Reza’s “Art” as a collaboration, which was followed by The Eight, and 1000 Words (which also partnered with Maine Media Workshops). The Farnsworth collaborated with us again on a series of performances that began with Chekhov’s Vaudevilles for the Lincoln Center for the Arts (NYC) and continued with a range of shows from a non-stop, unabridged reading of The Wizard of Oz and Readings from Shakespeare and multiple series of Art on Stage readings – many, such as the Shaker Play As it is in Heaven, in association with major exhibitions at the museum. Further collaborations were also established in 2015 with ‘overseas tours’ of our productions to The Watermans Community Center on North Haven. Finally, we have performed two shows in collaboration with the Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center, the Brecht play already mentioned about the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and Talley’s Folly, by Lanford Wilson, about the prejudice experienced by refugees.