NORTHEAST FESTIVAL 2019:
University of Southern Maine, College Ave., Gorham, ME 04038
- Multiple performance and rehearsal spaces including Russell Hall Theatre and Corthell Hall Concert Stage
- Theatre Performance, Technical Theatre and Musical Theatre programs offered by the University of Southern Maine
- Event meals (lunch and dinner Friday, lunch on Saturday) in the dining hall
- Accommodates dietary needs including vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian
- USM Gorham Campus Map
Special Guest: John Cariani, author of "Almost, Maine"!
John Cariani is an actor and a playwright. He recently appeared on Broadway as Itzik in the Tony Award-winning musical, The Band’s Visit. Other Broadway credits include Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten! (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and Fiddler on the Roof (Outer Critics Circle Award; Tony Award nomination). He has also appeared in several films and television shows and is probably best known for his recurring roles on Law & Order, Numb3rs, and The Onion News Network. As a playwright, John is best known for his first play, Almost, Maine, which premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, opened Off-Broadway in 2006, and has since become one of the most popular plays in the United States and around the world, having been translated into over a dozen languages. Other plays include Last Gas and LOVE/SICK, both of which have had several professional productions across the country and around the world. Originally from Presque Isle, Maine, John is a graduate of Amherst College and now lives in New York City.
OPPORTUNITIES AT FESTIVAL:
The Ticket to Ride program provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well-rounded curriculum. The goals of the trip should support student learning and be aligned with the Maine Learning Results Visual and/or Performing Arts standards. Any PK-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population between 30 and 49 percent is eligible to receive support of up to $300 each school year. Any PK-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population of 50 percent or greater is eligible to receive support of up to $500 each school year. Applications are accepted throughout the year and funding will be made available approximately one month after they are submitted. Schools may apply more than once a year as long as they are applying to attend a different event, bringing a different student population or have not expended their eligible amount.
Northeast Leadership Scholarship Application (PDF)
Northeast Leadership Scholarship Application (Word)
to Attend Lincoln Festival (class of 2020 & 21 only)
Maine EdTA Scholarship (PDF-class of 2019 only)
Maine EdTA Scholarship (Word-class of 2019 only)
Regional Thespian Officer Application
Freestyle/Playworks Application 2019 (PDF)
Freestyle/Playworks Application 2019 (Word)
VIsit the More Festival Opportunities page for more information.
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Forms for Vendors and Guests