Bangor Community Theatre (BCT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is the oldest community theatre in the Bangor, Maine area.
BCT has an over 70-year history of providing live theatre, musical theatre, and theatrical opportunities to the citizens of Bangor and Eastern Maine as a result of the merger in 1969 of Bangor Civic Theatre (founded in 1951) and the Bangor Savoyards (founded in 1953).
BCT is a volunteer organization whose membership is open to all ages who are interested in any aspect of theatre whether it be producing, directing, acting, singing, dancing, set construction and design, lighting, sound, or creating costumes.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for participation in the theatre arts for all ages and all levels of ability and interest; provide a social organization for those people who share a common interest in all aspects of community theatre; and provide quality, affordable theatre and musical theatre productions to patrons.
Despite BCT's long history in the Bangor community we had never had a permanent rehearsal and performance space. That changed in 2015 when members of BCT and members of Bangor Grange #372 met and began working together. The relationship between Bangor Grange #372 and BCT has since evolved into a partnership where Bangor Community Theatre now has a permanent home at the
historic Bangor Grange Hall located at 1192 Ohio Stree in Bangor, Maine.
BCT Board of Directors
Doreen was in her first play at age 15, and has been hooked
ever since. BCT audiences will recognize her from her appearances as Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey, Aunt Jenny in I Remember Mama, and Beline in Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid. Besides acting for BCT, she has appeared at Winterport Open Stage in The Ladies' Foursome, and has been in numerous productions at Columbia St. Baptist Church, including Old Testament Rewind and New Testament Rewind. Doreen was also in two feature films that came out February, 2013:
Bluebird and Under the Harvest Sky, both of which were
filmed right here in Maine. She has previously served on the BCT Board as Vice President, and as a Member at Large for many years.
Mary is very excited to be back into theatre and a part of the Bangor Community Theatre. After a long hiatus traveling for her work and then taking care of family, she found that she missed this very special part of her life. With BCT, she has played Aunt Sigrid in I Remember Mama and Mrs. Chumley in Harvey. Mary was born in Michigan, but grew up mostly in Florida. She is a graduate from the University of Florida with a BA in theatre and spent much of her late teens and 20’s doing theatre in the Gainesville, Florida area. Mary and her family moved to the Bangor area in 2004. She most recently participated in the Ten Bucks Theatre 24 Hour New Play Festival. She has served as a Member at Large on the BCT Board for several years.
Sue lives in Orono and is grateful to be part of the Bangor Community Theatre family. She started her later-in-life stage career with an Improv group, then got brave and started learning about acting. She has appeared in BCT's Love, Loss, and What I Wore and played Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama. She also appeared in Christmas at the Grange: A Musical. At Ten Bucks: Macbeth (Ensemble/
House Servant); Taming of the Shrew (Lady/Ensemble) and A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble). She loves to travel, read, and do improv and perform in community theatre.
Roland lives in Bangor and taught 7th and 8th grade math at the William S. Cohen School in Bangor for many years. He has been performing in community theatre for the past 35 years. He has appeared in many BCT productions, most recently as Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama. He has been a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society for 35 years and serves as their treasurer. His many roles with G&S include Wilfred Shadbolt in Yeoman of the Guard. He is a member of Ten Bucks and was last seen in their production of Julius Caesar. He also performed for the Lamoine Community Arts in their fall production of An Evening of Chekhov Comedies.
Irene is an award-winning actor/director, originally from the Boston area. She studied in the professional theatre program at The Boston Conservatory. Since moving to Bangor, she has appeared at Penobscot Theatre Company, as well as having directed shows for Ten Bucks and the University of Maine Summer Music Theatre Festival. For BCT, she has directed Love, Loss and What I Wore, Moon Over Buffalo, I Remember
Mama, Harvey, and Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid. She has also taught acting and stagecraft for many years, most recently for Orono Adult Education. She lives in Bangor with her partner, Dave, and two crazy cats. Irene has previously served as Secretary and President of BCT.
Melissa started out writing and performing plays at the callow age of 12. She went on to perform in many of the Maine Youth Summer Theater Institute's Shakespearean productions. In college she participated in the Opera Workshop productions of Dido and Aeneas and The Marriage of Figaro. She came back to the stage after a long hiatus as Caithness in Ten Bucks Theatre's Macbeth followed by Nurse Kelly in BCT's Harvey, and most recently as Eileen in Moon Over Buffalo. She has also taught after-school theater programming for grades 3 and 4 for the past 6 years in her local school district. When not onstage she enjoys making costumes. She is very excited to be a member-at-large for BCT and is looking forward to helping create enjoyable theater experiences for all ages!
Cindy works as a Care Team Coordinator at St. Joseph Internal Medicine. Her “extracurricular” job is working for Penobscot Theatre Company where she was the front of house manager in 2019. She rejoined them in 2022 when they started up again selling concessions. Her love for theater developed much later in life and now she finds all aspects both on stage and behind the scenes fascinating. She took Improv classes through PTC and performed in a local group several years ago. Her acting debut was in Love, Loss and What I Wore in 2021 at BCT. Cindy loves nature and animals, and has 2 cats and a Basset Hound. Her whole front yard is a designated pollinator habitat.
Nick first fell in love with theatre in high school when he starred in his school's production of The Little Prince, among several others. After graduating from Husson University, Nick realized how much he's missed theatre in his life and joined BCT as a Member-at-Large. While you may not have seen him on-stage (yet!), he was responsible for filming our recent productions, Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. He is looking forward to being even more involved with future plays and assisting anyway he can, be it on-stage or behind the camera.