PF14 Artist Snapshot: Maineland Productions and Acteurs Sans Limites present “Holler: An Appalachian Tragedy”


NOTE: PortFringe will be profiling PF14 Artists and their shows on this blog in the weeks leading up to the festival (June 24-29, 2014). The next snapshot is of Maineland Productions and Acteurs Sans Limites – made up of Jillie Mae Eddy, Nate Houran and Sam Plattus (who appears at PortFringe for the second time, after his successful run of “Jacob” last year). 

Artist: Maineland Productions and Acteurs Sans Limites
Show: Holler: An Appalachian Tragedy
Description: An original theater ballad written for two actor-musicians and an old-time band, Holler: An Appalachian Tragedy explores the folk traditions and contemporary power dynamics of the Appalachian region through events and characters suggested by William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Tell us something we might not know about you/your company and your PortFringe show.

All three of us met at Bowdoin College. In fact, Nate’s freshman  year, the three of us all acted in a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Drums in the Night.” We’ve worked together a lot since then, and founded Maineland Productions this winter to produce a film that we made in Bar Harbor called _How to Get Away_.


What are you most looking forward to about PortFringe 2014?

We’re all just really excited to be back in Maine.

Lobster or Steak? Discuss.

Nate: I mean, uh…steak. I’m not big on shellfish.
Jillie: I’m going to have to say lobster. I’m a New England girl at heart
Sam: Lobster is delicious. But steak is a whole lot less work. And is also delicious. So I guess steak. And lobster. Both?


Friday, June 27 at 6:00pm – PSC Storefront Theater
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