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Black-box results show success

It's an on-stage-off-stage winter in Portland Stage Company's Studio Theater.
Test flights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 22, 2013

Get a glimpse of Open Waters' Farms and Fables project

Last summer, four theater artists experienced a rather different kind of arts residency: They spent months on three local farms, planting, weeding, and talking with farm workers.
Planting seeds for the future
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 08, 2011

A Dark Night with Mamet and a Mad Horse

Circling the central mystery of The Cryptogram are a camping trip, the provenance of a German pilot's knife, and a young boy's "sleep issues."
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2009
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Other love

Portland is the smallest city in the nation to boast an independent, professional Jewish film festival — and it’s been a weeklong event for seven years now.
Maine Jewish Film Festival continues exploration of gender, identity
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  March 15, 2006