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Northeast Educational Theatre Festival

October 1, 2012

Hundreds of students will gather for a GREAT opportunity!

The Northeast Educational Theatre Festival, will be held November 30- December 1, at University of Southern Maine and Gorham High School.  The Northeast Educational Theatre Festival is sponsored by the Maine chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (ME EdTA), an organization that provides support and activities for high school theatre students and teachers.

Three hundred or more students from across New England will gather in Gorham for two days of workshops, performances and opportunities to perform for adjudication before a panel of professional judges. This year’s theme, “Once More with Sparkles; the Magic of Theatre”, focuses on the technical side of theatre.

The featured guest and keynote speaker is David Sumner, a scenic designer from NYC who has worked on productions around the world ranging from Broadway to the Olympics in Beijing. The festival is open to all students from high schools across New England, with information and registration forms available at For this great opportunity for students and teachers the deadline for discounted registration is October 26.

The Maine EdTA Board includes educators and professionals from the local theatre community committed to sharing a love of theatre with high school students, including:

  • Rick Osann, Bonny Eagle HS, Chapter Director
  • Keith Anctil, Westbrook MS & Cheverus HS, Treasurer
  • Pam Mutty, Brunswick HS, Board Member
  • Eileen Avery, Gorham HS, Board Member
  • Dan Burson, Portland Stage Co., Board Member
  • Michael Levine, Acorn Studios, Board Member

Last year’s Northeast Festival, including Heather Silva, teacher at Bonny Eagle HS, along with four BEHS students: Allison Fitzpatrick, Kim Larrabee, Meghan Wuorio & Taylor Morin

Thank you to Rick Osann for providing the information for this blog post!

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