2023 – THE GREAT GATSBY (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

It’s gonna be great… Gatsby! Almost 100 years after it’s first publication, PortFringe is excited for you to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby to life for PortFringe POPUP 2023! If you don’t remember your high school English class, no worries, we’re here to help. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, the novel depicts first-person narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.


1. FrostHEAVE (Augusta)
2. Allen Adams (Bangor)
3. Generation Z (Portland)
4.  Always Happens! Productions (Portland)
5. Mad Horse Theatre Company (South Portland)
6. Shakespeare & Shenanigans (Portland)
7. The Content Collective (Portland)
8. Eleven & One Theatre Collective (Portland)
9. Chimera Theatre Collective (Scarborough)
10. Josh Brassard (South Portland)

2022 – THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Gilbert & Sullivan)

A fringe-on-film production presented in two live, in-person watch party events at Geno’s Rock Club on April 1 & 2, 2022.

Featuring: Chimera Theatre Collective, Bad Dog Productions, Allen Adams, FrostHEAVE!, Brynn Lewallen with members of Polyphonic Theatre Ensemble, Always Happens! Productions, Generation Z, Walks into a Bard, Amanda Eaton & Co, Tandem Theatre Collective

2021 – THE INFERNO (Dante)

A fringe-on-film production presented in live, online (Zoom) watch party events on April 3, 2021, followed by a month of on-demand digital streaming.

Featuring: FROSTHEAVE, Fitzwilliam, Always Happens! Productions, Shakespeare and Shenanigans, Tandem Theatre Collective, Brynn Lewallen, Allen Adams, Chimera Theatre Collective, Generation Z, janoah…anygoodjokes?, Apparatus Movement Arts, Mackenzie O’Connor


A fringe-on-film production streaming on demand from October 31 – November 22, 2020, after the live version of was cancelled in March 2020 when the pandemic lockdown began.

Featuring: Allen Adams, Always Happens! Productions, Chimera Theatre Collective, Generation Z, Inventing Trees, Stacey Koloski, Two Red Hens Productions, janoah…anygoodjokes?, Polyphonic Theatre Ensemble, Pop Killed Culture, Shakespeare and Shenanigans, Tandem Theatre Collective

2019 – THE ODYSSEY (Homer)

POP-UP Homer’s Odyssey was presented in two huge, live performances in the brisk loading bay of Oxbow Blending & Bottling, on Saturday, March 2, 2019

Featuring: 2 Sheets Theater Company, ArtHard, Bare Portland, Brigitte Paulus & Friends, Finyette Productions, The Hornswaggle Theatre Company & The Portland Youth Film Festival, Inventing Trees, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Theatre Company, Hannah & Hillary Perry, Kristen Peters, Pie Man Theatre Company, Suze Quackenbush, Tandem Theatre Collective, Walks Into A Bard

2018 – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (William Shakespeare)

2017 – MACBETH (William Shakespeare)

2016 – HAMLET (William Shakespeare)


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