Site-Specific Performance in Portland, Maine


Upcoming Projects


Moving Out

A participatory dance piece and another chapter in [Storage].

October 12. 2pm.
Presented as part of Portland Dance Month.



Bare Portland acquired a 20x20 ft. storage unit, piled from floor to ceiling with items someone packed away. Storage is a year-long exploration and performance project. Alongside a team of writers and performers, we will generate a piece inspired by the contents of the unit. Storage is a story of stuff, of inventory and memory, of place and displacement, of transience and permanence, and what we pack away.

Performance March 2020.

Auditions, October 6. More info.


Our City

The Procession, Peaks Island, 2017.

The Procession, Peaks Island, 2017.


We believe that stories don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen in communities and the places in which those communities thrive. Performance lives in our libraries, beaches, monuments, and churches. We extract theater from the traditional stage and place it in fresh spaces. Our interactive, site-specific performances make each location a performer. Plays happen everywhere, narrative weaves among us, and our playground is where we live and work.

We are committed to accessibility of the arts. We never turn anyone away for the inability to pay. If you would like to know more about our pay-what-you-can policy, you may contact us here


Past Projects

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

We have performed Julius Caesar in city squares, mermaid tales on a beach, haunting tales in a winery, Shakespeare in a cathedral, and more. Learn more in our past projects gallery.

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