The Theater Ensemble of Color presents a Community Showcase; where we celebrate, serve, and promote local artists and businesses.
Every last Sunday of the month, the Community Showcase features original work by local artists and community members. Each showing is followed by 10 minutes of feedback from the audience to further assist the showcaser in developing their craft.
There is a $5-$10 suggested donation.
Upcoming Community Showcases
September 24, 2017
October 29, 2017
November 26, 2017
December 31, 2017
October 29, 2017
November 26, 2017
December 31, 2017
2017 Community Showcase Artists
Brendan K. Williams
Brendan K. Williams has been in the Portland comedy scene for the past two years. His Portland comedy debut was at Mama's Crowbar and he later went on to perform open mic's such as Empire and Brian Boru. Brendan first started performing stand up at Camp Winnarainbow, a performing art camp founded by Wavy Gravy, in Northern California when he was nine-years-old and loved it ever since. Brendan looks forward to performing more and working on his craft.
Carmen-maria Mandley has served as an Education Director and Artistic Director for various Theaters and was a teacher, actor, director and artisan for Shakespeare & Company for 12 years. She currently serves as Director of Training at Acorn Productions. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, Founding Artistic Director of Bare Theatre (Raleigh, NC) and a produced playwright and poet.
Megan Tripaldi is an actor, playwright, and educator working in Portland, Maine. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a BA in Theatre in 2012 and has had her plays produced in Maine, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Washington. She most recently performed with Bare Portland Theater, Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare; The Ballad of Daphnis and Chloe with Kerr and Company, and Portland Stage. She has worked in education programs with Stages Performing Academy, Acorn Productions, The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, and Portland Stage Company and is the co-founder of the mobile Shakespeare troupe, Sound & Fury.
Joshua Hughes is a storyteller, songwriter, short story author, novelist, and innovator. He is excited, proud, and humbled to be partnering with TEoC in the first staged reading of his play, Broken Chains; a gritty play which seeks to highlight the disparity between reputable and disreputable amongst police. His former credits include the role of Aaron The Moor in Titus Andronicus with Mad Horse Theater, (South Portland, ME) and Ahuli Ajujah in the original musical Indians and Africans (Philadelphia, PA). With much of his time you can catch him being a cool dad, raising a cool little human in a world that currently does lots of uncool things.
Justin Lumière is a student in Maine College of Art’s Design program. He is exploring cross-disciplinary art-making, specializing in editorial design and creative problem solving. His photography and filmmaking pursuits are introspective, focusing on the exploration of emotion, memory, and personal discovery. Having worked behind the scenes on various films with local production company, Last House Productions, Shifting Focus is his directorial debut.
Sean Alonzo Harris
Sean Alonzo Harris began his photographic education in his childhood. Now established in a career in commercial, fine art and editorial photography in Maine, Boston and New York. he works with a broad range of editorial, educational and corporate clients including Mother Jones, Yankee Magazine, USA Today, LL Bean, Harvard Radcliffe Magazine,Atlantic Rethink,J.P. Morgan Chase and Cathay Pacific Airline. Sean teaches at Maine Media Workshops and collaborative, community-driven projects with nonprofit organizations and has received multiple grants and awards from the Maine Arts Commission, a formal proclamation from the 121st Maine Legislature in recognition of my work and was named by Maine Magazine as one of the “60 Most Collectible Artists in Maine.”
Daniel Kayamba is a filmmaker and a senior at Casco Bay High School in Portland. His short film A solid Wall of Emotions: Anthology of the human experience is a collection of visually abstract stories exploring the human experience focusing on love, beauty, struggles and change. This film was Written and directed by: Daniel Kayamba with Maxwell Burns as the Co-director/Music Producer.
Daniel Minter is a painter and illustrator. His paintings, carvings, block prints and sculptures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at galleries and museums, including the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Bates College, Hammonds House Museum, Northwest African American Art Museum, Museum Jorge Amado and the Meridian International Center. Daniel is the organizer of the month-long installation A Distant Holla here at the Abyssinian Meeting House, a powerful statement and celebration of Black Art and community in Portland.
Kathy Eliscu is an award-winning humor columnist in Southern Maine and author of "Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess."
Many Waters Dance Ensemble
Many Waters Dance Ensemble represents an exciting new intercultural arts exchange, bringing together devoted dance artists from 4 different countries of origin. Like the streams and rivers of the Earth we all call home, they create inspirational fusions drawing from present day culture as well as deep cultural traditions brought together by the artists involved through their dance.