Jennie Hahn

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Of Farms and Fables shows beauty, struggle of family farming

From the bean patch, Lily calls her husband Walker: Pests in the beans. Walker is over in the chard patch, which he says looks like Swiss cheese.
Speaking from the fields
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 28, 2011

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

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

Food on stage

Maine is home to a nationally renowned locavore culinary scene, the oldest organic farming association in the nation (MOFGA), and a plenitude of farms that has increased by nearly 1000 in the past five years — and yet economic pressure to develop acrea
Locavores + thespians = understanding
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 08, 2010

Stirring the pot

The new year ushers in some lively shake-ups and stirrings among Portland's theater community.
Changes are afoot in the local theater scene
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 14, 2009

Local Loraxes

Choirspeak was conceived as an arts-based way to start and share conversations about our various relationships with Maine’s forests, resources which are in a lot of flux these days.
Mainers speak of the trees
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 16, 2008

Paying the price

Our afflicted protagonist (Keith D. Anctil, alternating shows with Jennie Hahn) would like to lead you on a thought experiment.
Acknowledging our privilege causes deep suffering
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 16, 2008

In brief

It's spring, and time once again for Portland’s theatrical equivalent of the farmer’s market.
Acorn's Maine Short Play Festival doesn't waste time
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 04, 2007

Back in the acts

When it comes to dramatics, there’s plenty to toast at this year’s end.
A year in Maine theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 20, 2006

Total recall

If we could give memory feet, how might it approach?
Spacing out the act of memory
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 29, 2006

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900