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; Robert Fish, Treasurer; Linda Atkinson, Edward Gatta, Dyonisia Giatas, Damon Miller, Barbara Peirce, Ann Roche, Don Sipe, Richard Trub, and Diane York.
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) - is the co-founder of Good Theater. At Good Theater Brian has directed Striking 12, Good People, Next Fall, August Osage County, Bad Dates, Forum, The Little Dog Laughed, Light Up the Sky, Frost/Nixon, The Spitfire Grill, The Importance of Being Earnest, On Golden Pond, Ruthless! The Musical, Souvenir, Rabbit Hole, Driving Miss Daisy, Into the Woods, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Enchanted April, Drood, A Man of No Importance, Master Class, Baby, Side by Side, Shirley Valentine, Little Me, Over the River and Charley's Aunt. He has co-directed California Suite and Hay Fever. He has appeared in Good Theater's productions of Side by Side by Sondheim, California Suite and Barrymore. His one man show, Blueberries, Broadway & Brian premiered at Good Theater and now tours. Brian is the co-author and director of the acclaimed Is There Fat in That? which is currently touring. He co-produced/conceived and directed for the touring show Oh Those Voices starring three Broadway baritones. In addition to his theatrical work, Brian has created and directed a number of symphony concerts for several Broadway stars including Tony winner Debbie Gravitte and Tony nominees Mark Jacoby and Nancy Opel among others. Brian has worked extensively for the Portland Symphony Orchestra creating Pops concerts, directing Magic of Christmas as well as adapting and directing the staged concert version of A Little Night Music. Other favorite directing assignments include: Side Show, Lend Me a Tenor, The Secret Garden, Forum, The Normal Heart, Torch Song Trilogy and The Elephant Man. He began his theatrical career at Maine State Music where he served as the general manager/managing director for seven years. Brian is celebrating 30 years of working in the theater. He is a proud member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers theatrical union.
(Co-founder/Production Manager) - formed Good Theater with Brian Allen in 2001. He has appeared in a number of GT productions including Striking 12, Little Me, Moonlight and Magnolias, Forum, Light Up the Sky, Ruthless! The Musical, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Prelude to a Kiss, Hay Fever, Edwin Drood, The Dining Room, A Man of No Importance, Barrymore, Same Time Next Year, Over the River and Through the Woods, Loot, Baby and Charley’s Aunt. His directing credits include Stones in his Pockets and 4000 Miles. Other ongoing roles at Good Theater include sound designer, graphic designer, and on occasion, set designer. 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 at Playhouse 91. He also co-wrote the musical Spellbound! for the Theater Project and served as musical director and principal composer. He is a passionate free diver, and spends much of his time off in the summer holding his breath in Maine’s clearest lakes and ponds, gathering footage for a documentary tentatively titled: “Down East, Down Under”. When he has the spare time he writes for, and performs with The Maine Hysterical Society, whose mission statement is "to preserve, promote and provoke laughter."
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
Lawrence Arts Center