Support Acorn’s programs

On behalf of the entire Acorn Productions Team, a heartfelt thank you for your continued support over our first 18 years. Your donation has helped to solidify our home at Mechanics Hall. This is a special location for many reasons, though being at the heart of First Friday Events is surely chief among them. So again, thank you.

Our mission is to immerse the audience in the live theatre experience and cultivate the talent that is necessary to produce such memorable performances. This focus has been a vital part of the artistic renaissance that has seen an explosion of theatrical endeavors over the past decade.

To continue our mission, what we need now more than ever is additional funding. We write to ask you to give from your heart as Acorn is made possible by people like you. Please spread the word to family and friends – encourage them to participate in the arts. There isn’t a single contribution too small. Visit to donate, or send a check in the self-addressed stamped envelope.

From our humble beginnings in 1998 as a spin-off from the Oak Street Theatre, Acorn has helped to grow great performances and introduce new life to the stage. Our achievements are many. We are particularly proud of the hundreds of actors we’ve introduced to the stage and to Shakespearean prose; the many new plays and adaptations developed; the collaborative projects we’ve helped fund and creatively guide; as well as, our helping hand in the rebirths of the Parish Hall Theatre at the St. Lawrence Arts Center and the Ballroom at our home in Mechanics Hall.

Of particular note, we continue to support the creative achievements of the Maine Playwrights Festival, which by all accounts was a resounding success this year, and in our opinion, our best offering yet. We have also gained renewed popularity with the Naked Shakespeare events, and will be focusing our talents on these endeavors in our 19th season.

In closing, we are deeply grateful for all that you do to support the arts and our vision. We wish you and yours a happy and healthy summer.

You can also mail your check (made out to Acorn Productions) to us at the following address:

Acorn Productions, P.O. Box 4644, Portland, ME 04112

All contributions, no matter what the size, will help us to move forward with our plans for the coming year.

Your support over the years has truly made a difference in our community, and we thank you for your support.

Thank you!

Acorn Productions is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, meaning your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law