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. Since 2015 most of our performances have taken place at the Bangor Grange. Moving toward the future, we are exploring other venues that can better accommodate our needs.
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 lives in Glenburn and has been a part of the Bangor Community Theatre for several years. With BCT, she has played Rose Arnott in Enchanted April, Aunt Jane in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Aunt Sigrid in I Remember Mama, Mrs. Chumley in Harvey and Charity Haze in The Butler Did It. 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.
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.
Blane Shaw is a Bangor area actor who first delved into performance theatre by taking improv comedy classes through Penobscot Theatre and then catching the acting bug with his first staged production as Lieutenant Ward in Annie The Musical at The Grand Ellsworth in 2018. He has since been in productions with Bangor Community Theatre including most recently as Jeremiah Cobb in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and George Haye in Moon Over Buffalo. His other performances at The Grand include Dr Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace and Professor Plum in Clue the Musical. At True North Theatre in Orono, he has this year performed as Greg in Sylvia and Schultz in Circle Mirror Transformation. Other community theatre groups where he has been on stage include Ten Bucks Theatre and Lamoine Community Arts (where he is also a board member). He hosts and performs in an improv comedy jam series he started back in 2016, has hosted story slams, and has recently begun to dabble in sketch writing. He is excited about opportunities and the future for Bangor's longest running community theatre - Bangor Community Theatre.
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!
Tracy has directed and acted for BCT. She has directed Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and Dinner at 8, Dead by Nine. Tracy was last seen on the BCT stage in I Remember Mama (Mama).