Good Theater is the professional company founded by Brian P. Allen and Stephen Underwood in 2001. The St. Lawrence Arts Center is the permanent home for Good Theater. Good Theater received its 501c3 non-profit status in May 2003.
The goals for Good Theater are simple: Good Theater is dedicated to presenting quality theatrical productions that are entertaining, uplifting, and inspiring, using the best artists available.
Board of Directors for Good Theater: Stephen Underwood, President; Jeannine Lefevre, Secretary; Richard Trub, Treasurer, Edward Gatta, Jr., Ann Roche, Don Sipe, Jennifer Ceide, Justin Cote, Jonathan Edwards, Jeanne Handy.
Volunteer Opportunities: People are needed to assist in a variety of
ways: usher, box-office, advertising, poster distribution, office, etc.
If you want to be a part of Good Theater, please contact us.
(Executive & Artistic Director) - co-founded Good Theater in 2001 with Steve Underwood. Over the company's 17 seasons, Brian has directed more than 80 productions for the Good Theater stage. Some of his favorites include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Clybourne Park, Good People, August: Osage County, Striking 12, A Man of No Importance, Enchanted April, Souvenir, Master Class, Act One and Next Fall to name but a handful. He has also performed with Good Theater including roles in Side by Side by Sondheim, Love Letters, Ancestral Voices, Baby, Barrymore and California Suite. In addition Brian has worked extensively throughout Maine directing shows at The Theater at Monmouth, The Theater Project, Portland Players and the Portland Symphony Orchestra where he directed seven editions of The Magic of Christmas along with many Pops concerts. His one-man show, Blueberries Broadway and Brian is available to tour. Brian is a proud member of SDC the professional union for directors.
(President/Production Manager) - formed Good Theater with Brian P. Allen in 2001 and has appeared in dozens of GT productions. Favorites include: Underwaterguy, Homer Bound, A Comedy of Tenors, Striking 12, Little Me, Moonlight & Magnolias, Forum, Ruthless!, Clybourne Park, Edwin Drood, The Dining Room and Barrymore. Directing credits include: Stones in his Pockets, 4000 Miles, Mrs. Mannerly, Sex With Strangers, A Doll’s House Part 2 and Love, Loss & What I Wore. Other ongoing roles at Good Theater may include: set designer, sound designer, graphic designer, photographer and videographer. He was one of the creators and performers of the musical Radical Radio, which premiered in Maine and toured nationally for four years including an off-Broadway run. He is also a passionate free diver who shot and edited the award-winning documentary The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders for The Lake Stewards of Maine. In the summer you will likely find Steve holding his breath with camera in hand, filming in Maine’s clearest lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.
Friends of the St. Lawrence Church is a grass roots, non-profit corporation that was formed in 1996 to restore
the historic St. Lawrence Church. Restoration of the left half of the
building was completed in 2001. It now houses a beautiful, spacious, professionally
equipped 100 seat theater. The St. Lawrence Restoration Project and Arts
Center support four major goals:
- 1. Neighborhood
- 2. Community Development
- 3. Historic Preservation
Arts and Cultural Activities
The venue is alive with entertainment almost every night of week: including
live music, theater, dance, comedy, cabaret, performance art and more.
For more information please visit the St. Lawrence Arts Center web site
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