News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, May 20, 2021 and Island Ad-Vantages, May 20, 2021 and The Weekly Packet, May 20, 2021
Threadbare Theatre Workshop announces summer season

Threadbare Theatre Workshop has announced its outdoor season at Carding Brook Farm in Brooklin. The community-based productions will feature local people of all ages in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (August 5-8) and the premiere of Mackerel Sky (September 2-5), a new play by longtime Brooklin resident Jon Ellsworth.

Threadbare invites community members who would like to participate as makers, musicians, performers, singers, technicians or volunteers to connect via its website,

This season’s plays will be directed by Artistic Director Kate Russell and feature choreography, music direction, and costume design by Threadbare Associate Artists Joshua McCarey, Esther Adams, and Jennifer Paar respectively.

Threadbare will continue to follow CDC guidelines to ensure all workshops, rehearsals, and performances are COVID-19 compliant.

Anyone who wishes to attend performances will be able to purchase tickets at a “Pay What You May” price, according to a press release. In concert with the plays, free community engagement events will be co-hosted with local organizations throughout the summer. A percentage of ticket sales to Maine Wabanaki REACH.

Threadbare Theatre Workshop accepts donations to support this season through its fiscal sponsor, Blue Hill Community Development, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charitable organization.

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