About Us


The Theater Project was founded in 1971 as a non-profit community-based theater in Brunswick, Maine. For over 40 years we have provided innovative, entertaining performances, designed programming for members of our community with special needs, and taught theater to thousands of children from Maine to the Middle East and beyond.

The Theater Project is committed to offering the community stimulating performances that encourage audiences and participants to think and feel; to laugh and cry. We are equally committed to an educational program that enables participants to take risks, to discover their creative spirit while problem solving and working together, and to take responsibility for what they accomplish.


Our Staff


Board of Directors

Karin Baard

Bethany Burrill

Corrie Calderwood

Stefanie Clark

Amanda Laflamme

Sean McGuire

Beth Saufler

Jeff Smat

Toby Tarpinian

The Theater Project includes:

The Professional Ensemble Company - A group of professional actors committed to performing the best of innovative theater, new plays, and the classics throughout the year.

The Young Company - A group of bright and energetic high school and college age actors performing and directing their own works, new plays, and works from the theater repertory.

The Young People's Theater - A long-standing program for elementary though middle school actors, including classes and productions by young actors.

The Center Stage Players - A group of Mid-Coast Maine seniors who create and perform original and classic pieces in a Readers’ Theater format. Performing as a group twice a year.

The Outreach Program - We have extensive residencies available to introduce theater as an important educational resource. Our professional theater educators have brought theater to students throughout Maine, the Northeast and Midwestern US, as well as the Middle East.

Year-Round Classes - For kids in 1st through 8th grades

The Summer Festival - Plays ranging from Shakespeare to lively experiments performed in repertory, presented by by The Young Company Teen Camp and The Young People’s Theater.

Community Festivals - Inviting the community to explore the themes and questions raised by one play, in close connection with area schools.