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.
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.