After School Theater
and Art Program

Do you have a theatrical or artistic kid? Or one that is into lights, sound, and  video? Or all of the above?  Our after school program is for them.  Our Theater and Arts program is for High School students and 8th graders interested in learning new skills and exploring their existing talents.


The program will be taught by by Derrick Buschmann (Theater) and Grace Bedwell (Art).  ​Monday and Wednesday will focus on artistic projects and Tuesday and Thursday will be for Theater. With Friday being an open day where kids can come to the Theatre to work on art or theater projects, homework, and/or not do anything very productive at all :-)  

Here's some information on what the program is about:

THEATER: The Center Theatre after school program endeavors to provide a space for area youth to stretch their creative problem-solving muscles while learning and practicing the basics of theatrical practices and terminology. In addition to lending support for current live performances, each session of the program will focus on an element of theatrical design and produce a group project centered on that aspect.

ART: Our first session will focus on making a DYI magazine where you can decide how to best express your ideas. Writing, interviewing, photography, painting, and collage will all be encouraged. If we can imagine it for the page, we can produce it! We will focus on a central theme that will be chosen by the group. We have space to be funny, serious, make statements or pose questions. We will all bring our individual efforts to the table and collaborate by working on editing, lay out and design. Copies will be made for the whole group. 

Since it is a free program, we will not have  a formal registration process and kids can drop in when they're able, but if you would like to get on our mailing list to get updates and information about the program and scheduling changes, Please click here.

Here are some more details:

  • Open to any high school student, homeschoolers welcome!

  • The program will run in 8-week sections. The next session starts Tuesday, September 7th. But you can drop in anytime.

  • Our afterschool program meets weekdays when school is in session from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Center Theatre. We may occasionally move off-site depending on the Theatre's schedule. If there is an early-release day for Foxcroft Academy, the afterschool will meet when school gets out.

  • If school is cancelled or there is a 1/2 day because of bad weather, the afterschool program will also be cancelled. 

  • We will be following state and Center Theatre guidelines for COVID-19. As of August 13th, that means masks will be worn when indoors.  While we will be prepared to teach our afterschool program remotely, we will not go that route unless Foxcroft Academy goes fully remote. 

  • For the moment, due to the support of the community and grant support, we are able to offer the program free of charge. Donations to the support the program are, of course, greatly appreciated. Donations can be made right here, or at the Center Theatre, 20 East Main, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

If you have further questions, please contact Patrick Myers at pmyers@centertheatre.org or call

(207) 564-8943

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