ACORN PRODUCTIONS

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 304 Westbrook ME 04098 USA

Mission: Promoting performing arts
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 01-0519659
207-854-0065
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As a member of the teaching faculty,it has been a rewarding experience to work in this theater company, because the level of programs offered ,range from beginner to professional working classes.The students have so many opportunities open to them, from taking part in staged readings to auditoning for productions, and so much more.It is wonderful to be a part of such a team so dedicated to making the arts accessible and affordable to the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Teaching and performing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication and comraderie of the staff and students

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fantastic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

An award winning theatre company and a state of the art, teaching facility

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have enjoyed watching Acorn Productions grow over the years and with it, a group of skilled and well-rounded actors. I feel that Acorn, with its acting school as well as its festivals, including the New Playwrights' Festival, the Cassandra Project (women's plays specifically), Phyyzgig (festival of Physical Comedy) and the Naked Shakespeare company have all brought a high standard of theater arts to the Portland community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

openness to new learning, new styles, new approaches, new playwrights. I find Mike Levine to be extremely visionary in the ways in which he involves the community in Acorn, and Acorn in the community. He has consistently brought quality work to the area

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a serious touring company for Naked Shakespeare, maybe tour the Pyzgig show, not sweat the rent every month, have a larger performance space in the downtown Portland area

Ways to make it better...

I'd like to see more Acorn members with professional technical training for the needed tech jobs. They usually hire out, but it would be great to train a core group of theater technicians from the inside.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Acorn is a wonderful company that gives everything back to the community. Very few theater groups in southern Maine do the work that Acorn is doing. With their acting classes and the Acorn Auditions they are a vital member of the Portland theater scene.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with them on Naked Shakespeare.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to be seen by 12+ theater companies at Acorn's combined auditions.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very knowledgeable and helpfull.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the face of theater in Portland and make every company a better place to work for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Acorn is an innovative company that supports its actors and the arts. With a vision that is unique and true, they bring quality entertainment to the community. I have appreciated the diverse ways Acorn Productions has brought joy, learning opportunities and fun to everyone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being immersed with Shakespeare in a unique and accessible way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

MORE FUNDING.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

THAT THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Supportive, knowledgeable, open and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more with its amazingness.

Ways to make it better...

there were more funding. MUCH MORE.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, venues to play in.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have worked closely with Acorn on the Maine Playwright's Festival and found them to be passionate and dedicated in presenting powerful stories and unforgettable characters. Their efforts to reach out to the community through the stage (and other venues) result in exposure to important ideas and values that bring us closer as a community through the shared experience. I have found Acorn to be professional and passionate in all regards, and strongly recommend spending some time with them. An Acorn experience will remain with you long after the curtain falls and the lights fade out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning the ins and outs of theater production, from auditions to final performance.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their passion for expression and desire to share that with the community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic in all regards. Knowledgeable, friendly, anxious to make each experience unforgettable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to the community on a massive scale: more classes, more productions; quite simply, their passion would be free to roam, and we would all be the better for it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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