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 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.
I have taken several playwrighting classes there with an focus on improvisation. In the three years since my first classes I find I have been well served and very appreciative of the skills I learned there
My 12 year old son has been attending classes at Acorn for over two years. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time there, and has learned a lot about acting. The instructors have been wonderful and supportive! The summer camp is great, and offers a rewarding experience with other kids who also have the acting bug. I can't recommend it enough!! It's a great asset to the community.
Acorn Productions came along and filled a void in an arts starved area of Westbrook, Maine. They offer a wide variety of acting classes for both children and adults ranging from beginner to classically trained thespians. Whether you desire an intimate studio performance, a night with Shakespeare or attending a playwright's premiere, Acorn Productions will surely entertain you.
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.
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 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.
Acorn Productions is the only theater group in southern Maine that supports the theater community in an inclusive and productive fashion. I have taken acting, auditioning and playwriting classes at Acorn and they have experienced and fabulous instructors. The Maine Playwrights Festival is one of a kind here in Maine and the only place I have found truly thought provoking theater since my return. Naked Shakespeare brings 'high art' to the pubic like no other group in the area. Acorn's regular staged readings of local playwright's work, their audition newsletter, their kid's programs and phyzigig and hosting an annual auditioning event are just some of the ways they nurture theater artists of all ages and levels of experience. I would be bereft living here in southern Maine without this organization.
I have worked with Acorn as a performer, a volunteer and now a Board Member. Acorn's commitment to supporting the theatrical arts community is unparelleled. I started my relationship with Acorn through it's Maine Playwright's Festival. I had taken a long hiatus from theatrical pursuits and found this opportunity to be a wonderful way of getting my feet wet again. My experience with the Festival was incredibly positive and rewarding. Acorn brings together passionate and talented individuals who have a deep desire to make quality theater accessible to the public. Programs like Naked Shakespeare help draw in audiences who might otherwise never experience live theater. I cannot reccomend Acorn Productions highly enough.