NEWS & EVENTS

Recent News:

Maine Arts Academy Student Theater will present an original student written musical entitled The Queens of Brimstone. The musical is written by MEAA junior, Isabella Coulombe with songs by Isabella Coulombe and MEAA junior Aaron Walsh. The play is directed by MEAA junior Natalie Gilbert and is suitable for children of all ages! The public performance for The Queens of Brimstone is on Saturday, May 11 at 2pm on the Alumni Stage, Maine Arts Academy in Sidney, ME. Tickets for the event are $10 for Adults and $5 for students and children under 18. The musical will go on to tour to area elementary schools the following week.

The Queens of Brimstone is a fun and uplifting play that takes place in a “suburban fairytale world” with fairytale style sets and costumes. This play illustrates the power of positive thinking and proves that true friendship and positivity can always light the way home, no matter how lost a person gets! The performance runs 50 minutes.

Upcoming Events:

May-

Feast Your Eyes targeted at 20 restaurants this year.

 

June-

5th- Grades Close

6th-Visual artists are creating costumes (king, queen, horse, etc) and set for the chess class to hold a live chess tournament on the lawn at school. 

7th- Last day of school!

8th- 6:00PM SENIOR GRADUATION!!

 

Ongoing-

The Hub Gallery down in the Lodge. Students make, sell and work the gallery. 

Hear Principal Heather King on 92 Moose talk about Maine Arts Academy!

Although playwright Isabella Coulombe could be considered a prolific young playwright, The Queens of Brimstone is Coulombe’s first play to be produced. Breaking into a huge smile, Coulombe comments, “It’s really exciting! It’s so cool to see everyone doing their best to bring the characters to life!” The Maine Arts Academy theater program is dedicated to developing and fostering young theater artists like Coulombe. Theater students at MEAA spend a good part of their day participating in acting, directing, playwriting, and theater leadership classes. There, they learn the skills necessary to collaborate with each other as young creative artists. “We have a collaborative process that absolutely nurtures the work of these talented students. They learn to both relate to the world through their art form and express their unique place within it. I am blessed to work in such an inspired and creative environment.” says Jeri Pitcher, Director of the Theater Program at MEAA.

For more information about The Queens of Brimstone performance on May 11 or the MEAA Theater program, you may contact Jeri Pitcher at [email protected]

Press Release December 20th: Maine Arts Academy theater students will present three original One-Act Plays on Thursday evening, January 17. The plays will begin at 6pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm for general seating. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for students.

The three original plays are written and directed by Maine Arts Academy theater students. The first play is titled ASKEW and is written by Alexa Gallant and directed by Marie LaBrecque. It tells the story of Protestant martyr, Anne Askew. The second play is titled MARY, MARY and was written by Natalie Gilbert and directed by Mars Bisson. MARY, MARY tells the story of Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley and her feminist mother Mary Wollstonecraft. The third play is titled, CALL ME ELLIE and is written by Carina Higgins and directed by Alexa Gallant. CALL ME ELLIE is the story of the playwright’s grandmother, Eleanor Licciardi, who had an opportunity in the 1940’s to dance with the Radio City Rockettes.

This evening of short plays features stories of women and celebrates our mothers and grandmothers, recognizing both the achievements of the past, as well as the untapped potential. All proceeds for the evening with go to the Maine Arts Academy Student Theater to help fund future productions. Please come and join us!

CLYNK: Maine Arts Academy is putting together our first CLYNK fundraiser! What's more is that from January 14- March 22, 2019, every dollar raised will receive a .50 cent match! CLYNK makes it easy, just fill the bag and drop it off at your local Hannaford Supermarket! If you can't go to a Hannaford Supermarket please drop the bags off at the school and we will make sure they get there!

Did you know that you can make a donation from your personal CLYNK account to Maine Arts Academy? It's easy, just go online tohttps://www.clynk.com/give/ and search "Maine Arts Academy".

Outing Club Grant Awarded- A $500 grant was awarded to the MEAA Outing Club from Teens to Trails. This grant will allow students who can't afford trip fees to attend, for a first aid kit, and for training of advisors. 

November 8th- Students from Maine Arts Academy (formally Snow Pond Arts Academy) were chosen by Healthy Communities of the Capital Area to write scripts and act in professional training videos used for statewide education for tobacco prevention in Maine Schools.

Here are the links to view them!

https://vimeo.com/296640265…

The password is SIDEKICKS in all caps. 
https://vimeo.com/296640304

https://vimeo.com/296640360

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Maine Arts Academy

11 Goldenrod Lane,

Sidney ME 04330

(207) 618- 8908

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