More than 1,300 students at 70 Maine high schools prepare for 2023 Maine Drama Festival

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 11:15am

    On March 10 and 11, at eight Regional competitions in Saco, Yarmouth, Skowhegan, Waldoboro, Rockport, Brewer, Millinocket and Bar Harbor, schools will present plays ranging from the classics to student written pieces. Schools compete in two classes: Class A (over 500 students) and Class B (fewer than 500 students).

    At each of the Regional competitions, a panel of three judges will decide which performances advance to the State Finals on March 24 and 25.

    The Finals for Class A will be held in the Williamson Performing Arts Center at Lawrence High School in Fairfield.

    The Finals for Class B will be held at Ellsworth High School. 

    The Outstanding Performance at each State Final will be invited to perform their show at the New England Drama Festival, held this year at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on April 20, 21, and 22.

    The performance schedule for each of the Regional Sites will be available on the Maine Drama Festival Facebook page located at:

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for further information. A list of Regional Winners and all awards issued will be posted on the MDF Facebook page by the end of the day on Sunday, March 12th.