Cathy Plourde

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The potential of TEDxDirigo

There were several impressive, stick-in-your-mind talks at the TEDxDirigo: Engage conference, held last Saturday at the University of Southern Maine.
Spreading Ideas
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 25, 2012

We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

All in the timing

Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

Morality plays

The next six weeks of American life will be marked by a theatrical onslaught of ambition, contention, and colorful character development.
It’s hard to escape politics this fall
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 10, 2008

Short Play Fest turns eight

It’s time once again to bring Maine’s playwrights out of their writing rooms, and to realize their creations on stage.
Quick shows
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 26, 2008

Slow + steady

Before grown-ups start talking to kids about certain things, a parent observes, kids start talking to grown-ups.
Talking about sex – with a turtle?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 28, 2007


Thinking ahead

On the civic side of things comes a new play, a public-service production about sex education, from ADD VERB PRODUCTIONS .
The coming year on the boards
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 29, 2006

Watch the film of the play

Last September, when Cathy Plourde directed 13 teenage girls in Ugly Ducklings , Carolyn Gage’s acclaimed play about homophobia at a girls’ summer camp, the cast had an audience long before opening night.
Behind the scenes
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 13, 2006