About Us

MaineStage Shakespeare is a nonprofit theater company founded in 2011. We are comprised of young, passionate theater artists from around the country who share the goal of fostering an influential resident Shakespeare company right here in Kennebunk, ME.

We believe in the benefits of the resident repertory theater company — sadly, a somewhat bygone tradition in which actors can develop their craft together to produce a creative nucleus that enriches the community at large. We have been inspired in life-changing ways by our own experiences with classical theater, and we cherish the opportunity to inspire a future generation of theatergoers.

The company is comprised of twelve actors and seven staff, many of whom have been with MaineStage for several seasons. Wherever we’re from, we are united by the common goal of creating accessible, professional, classical theater for a wide audience of adults and children alike, and to the ideal of a resident theater company that enriches both the artists who work in it and the community that makes it possible.