Penobscot Theatre Company – Penobscot Theatre Company, America’s Northeastern-most professional theatre company, started in 1973 by George Vafiadis and Lou Collier as the Acadia Repertory Theatre. Penobscot Theatre Company was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 on March 17, 1983. The School For Wives was the first play officially produced by the PTC. Penobscot Theatre has toured productions throughout the state of Maine, initiated a new play development program which included a 2-week long New Play Festival, and begun the restoration of the Bangor Opera House. Beyond the theatre’s mainstage season, Penobscot Theatre’s educational and outreach programming is the largest in the state, serving thousands of Maine youth in schools with workshops and on the stage of the Bangor Opera House through their Dramatic Academy program. The theatre also offers post-show discussions, student matinees, master classes and summer theatre workshops.
Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.