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2017 Maine Arts Commission Grant Recipients

Posted on September 10th, 2017 by Figures of Speech

We are thrilled to announce that the Maine Arts Commission has awarded FST two grants for the coming year. (We’re also thrilled to announce that they still have enough funding to give grants!) An Arts and Humanities Grant, issued jointly by the MAC and the Maine Humanities Council, will be used to support a tour of […]

Portland Youth Film Festival

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by Figures of Speech

The Art of Memory: Stories from Maine’s Outer Islands Thursday, March 16 @ 4:30pm Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine Tickets & screening info: www.portlandyouthfilmfestival.com Film info: www.figures.org/memory

Island Institute article for The Art of Memory

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 by Figures of Speech

Please enjoy this short, lovely article on “The Art of Memory” from our project partners over at the Island Institute!

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FST awarded Creative Aging Grant by the Maine Arts Commission

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Figures of Speech

The Maine Arts Commission has awarded Figures of Speech Theatre a Creative Aging Grant in the amount of $1,000 to support an inter-generational celebration of creativity, storytelling, and puppetry. The project will be a collaboration between Freeport’s Figures of Speech Theatre and The Park Danforth and St. Brigid School in Portland. From October through May, […]

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“The Art of Memory” Screening at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 by Figures of Speech

The Art of Memory: Stories from Maine’s Outer Islands Friday, September 23 at 7:00pm Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine The third and final mainland screening of The Art of Memory will be held at Mayo Street Arts, which has emerged as Southern Maine’s new home for puppetry.

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“The Art of Memory” Screening at Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Maine

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by Figures of Speech

  The Art of Memory: Stories from Maine’s Outer Islands Thursday, September 8 at 8:00pm Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Maine The second mainland screening of The Art of Memory will be held in Stonington for those of you on the midcoast. We hope to see you there!

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“The Art of Memory” Screening at The Criterion in Bar Harbor, Maine

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Figures of Speech

The Art of Memory: Stories from Maine’s Outer Islands Friday, June 10 at 7:00pm The Criterion in Bar Harbor, Maine Over the past year-and-a-half, FST artists have partnered with the Island Institute to work with students from the one-room schoolhouse islands off the coast of Maine: Cliff, Isle au Haut, Islesford, Frenchboro, Matinicus, and Monhegan. In […]

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“The Art of Memory” Island Screenings Underway

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Figures of Speech

Last night was the first island screening out here on Isle au Haut. We had about 30 or so folks show up for the potluck. The audience loved the movie and found plenty of laughs. It was described as engaging, multi-layered, and sculptural. The behind the scenes documentary tugged at heart strings. Everything you hope for. […]

Recording Voiceovers for “The Art of Memory”

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Figures of Speech

Casey Turner joined FST artists Ian Bannon and Dave Noyes in the studio to record voiceover narration for one of the stories in The FOSSE’s upcoming shadow puppet documentary, The Art of Memory. Little did she know that she’d land in the recording studio of Rustic Overtones, one of her favorite bands growing up. Rock on, […]

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Intensive FST Puppetry Workshop at Ko Festival

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Figures of Speech

Image-Object-Puppet Creating a Poetic Theater FST’s Artistic Director John Farrell has been invited to lead a puppetry workshop in August as part of the 24th annual Ko Festival in Amherst, Massachusetts. John will lead participants in an exploration of various forms of puppetry as they discover what it means to embody metaphor in performance. Participants will begin working with […]