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Show Times:

May 25, 2021 • 4:00 pm

Register once to attend as many artist previews as you like.

RSVP to attend each event LIVE, or watch on demand through May 31. (Must RSVP to watch on demand)

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FREE – Registration Required


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This event will be captioned and interpreted.

Join Portland Ovations for five weeks, April 27 – May 25, 2021 each Tuesday at 4pm, as we host an exciting series continuing our program of commissioning Maine artists. “First Looks” is comprised of five virtual, 60-minute, work-in-progress performances and discussions with the commissioned artists. Each week you will have a chance to experience an excerpt of one of these five new performances in development and be in conversation with the artists. Register one time for FREE and attend as many First Looks as you like.

The Abbe Museum’s Project

Portland Ovations, in partnership with the Abbe Musuem in Bar Harbor, ME is creating a staging of Wabanaki Stories and Storytellers for school and family audiences. The ‘First Look’ event will bring together our colleagues at Abbe along with respected Wabanaki storytellers for a sharing and discussion on the important role storytelling and storytellers play for the Indigenous nations and peoples in Maine.


About the Abbe Museum

Founded in 1926 as a small trailside museum privately operated within Acadia National Park, the Abbe is an exciting contemporary museum which in 2013 became the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in Maine. The Abbe Museum’s commitment centers Indigenous people in their own histories, stories, and futures, correcting harmful representations of the past while realizing the values of decolonization in all its practices. The first institution in Maine to sponsor archaeological research in 1928, today the Abbe inspires new learning with every visit about the Wabanaki nations whose homeland Maine is. 


Full First Look Schedule



Portland, ME United States