Who Are They?: Celebration Barn – Part 1

March 24, 2016

Celebration Barn

This blog post is part of a series called Who Are They? where information is provided for the Maine Arts Ed blog readers to learn about community organizations and institutions that provide educational opportunities in the arts. You will learn that they are partnering with other organizations and schools to extend learning opportunities, not supplant. Please consider ways in which you can collaborate to provide excellent arts education for all learners.

This is the first of 5 blog posts about Celebration Barn which is located at 190 Stock Farm Rd, South Paris, ME. Thanks to Ian Bannon for providing the posts.

Photo by Davin Currie

Photo by Davin Currie

Celebration Barn Theater is a center for creating and performing original theater. Dedicated to unleashing individuals creativity and building a creative community. Celebration Barn fuels the development of new work that is crafted, innovative and wildly alive.

Founded in 1972 on a farm in South Paris, Maine, the Barn was born out of internationally acclaimed mime artist Tony Montanaro’s drive to encourage people to create their own original theater. Now in its 44th year, Celebration Barn is world renowned for generating diverse and uniquely personal physical theater. Alumni are performing on Broadway, in film and television, and at thousands of festivals and theaters around the globe. From this creative oasis in the woods of Maine, we are launching the next generation of theater pioneers.

Each Saturday night, the Barn’s Summer Show Series brings world-class artists to Western Maine: from masterful physical comedy and powerful storytelling to off-the-wall improvisation and unforgettable spectacle.

Summer Workshops and Residencies provide theater artists with opportunities to train and develop new productions in a creatively-charged and bucolic setting. Many of these new works then tour world-wide and are seen by millions of audience members each year.

For more information about Celebration Barn Theater, visit their website by CLICKING HERE.

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