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An Apprentice Company Mini-Series

Starting October 16

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ABOUT

COVID-19 restrictions may keep them from being in the same room together but they have not stopped our Season 13 Apprentice Company from creating together. This Fall, they are offering a series of short digital works written by, produced by and starring this Company like no other, genZOOM.

Now playing: Pageant Project

Pageant Project

By Max Tapogna
Directed by Erin DiIorio

Four college seniors, scattered across the country because of the pandemic, work on a final English project before graduation. It’s nearing midnight and the deadline is tomorrow morning. The students struggle to make sense of a professor’s convoluted prompt and reconnect with each other in the process. In this short comedy, Shakespeare is both an escape from the chaos of college, as well as the cause. 

Daughter

By Ellie Conniff
Directed by Erin Dilorio

When Ava decides to leave home and move to New York in the middle of a pandemic, she turns to her mother for reassurance. “Daughter” is a short play about connection, empathy and family bond in difficult times.

Heaven is Overrated

Written by Carmen Burbridge
Available from October 16

Set during a Zoom wake, Heaven is Overrated drops you into the chaos that ensues after a man’s untimely death. Sometimes what else can you do but laugh?

Note: This absurdist comedy contains mature/sexual content, foul language, and inappropriate comedy at a funeral.

More works in this series coming soon!

Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company

Interested in Getting Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.

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