Theater at Monmouth
Theater at Monmouth (TAM) is a professional, community-based, arts organization working to promote quality arts and humanities experiences and education for their community. Founded in 1970, TAM was named the Shakespearean theatre of Maine by the State Legislature in 1975. Their mission is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout the state of Maine.Since its founding, TAM has produced expertly crafted, engaging productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours annually reaching more than 15,000 students statewide. As Maine’s only professional theatre dedicated to Shakespeare and the classics, TAM is a critical contributor to the cultural life of the state.TAM’s Education Tours challenge learners of all ages to explore the ideas, emotions, and principles contained in classic texts and to discover the connection between classic theatre and our modern world. The primary objectives of TAM Education Tours and complimentary programming are: to build analytical and literacy skills, to inspire imaginative thinking, and to foster a deeper understanding of our world today through the timeless themes and conflicts of classic literature.For more than 45 years, they have gone to great lengths (literally and figuratively) to bring great works of classic literature to students who have little to no access to the arts, who are geographically or economically isolated, and who are hungry for connection to great art and the artists who make it. Theater at Monmouth will produce The Tempest for their 2016 Shakespeare in Maine Communities tour.
Theater at Monmouth will present a touring production of The Tempest directed by Artistic Director Dawn McAndrews, as part of their Shakespeare in Maine Communities program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, residencies, talkbacks, and a teacher resource guide. They anticipate reaching 40 schools located in Maine.