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 over a 60 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
Irene Dennis is an award-winning actor/director, originally from the Boston area. She studied in the professional theatre program at The Boston Conservatory.
In MA, she performed at the Lyric Stage of Boston, the Falmouth Playhouse, and other regional theatres, as well as directing multiple award-winning productions in community theatre. Irene also served as an adjudicator for the Eastern Maine Association of Community Theatres in their mentorship program. Since moving to Bangor, she has made a number of appearances in Penobscot Theatre Company productions, as well as having directed shows for Ten Bucks and the University of Maine Summer Music Theatre Festival.
In the spring of 2017 she directed BCT's production of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid. She has also taught acting and stagecraft for many years, working with both children and adults. Most recently, she has taught acting for both Bangor and Orono Adult Education. For the past seven years, she has facilitated the Bangor Public Library Play Reading Group. She lives in Bangor with her partner, Dave, their daughter, Emma, a budding actress in her own right, and two crazy cats. Irene is very excited to be serving on the board of BCT.
Doreen was in her
first play at age 15,
and has been hooked
ever since. Besides
acting for BCT, she has
also been in numerous
including Old Testament Rewind
and New Testament Rewind.
Doreen was also in two
feature films that came
out February, 2013:
Bluebird and Blue Potato,
both of which were
filmed right here in Maine.
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 has found that she missed this very special part of her life.
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 2015 Ten Bucks Theatre 24 Hour New Play Festival.
Roland lives in Bangor and teaches 7th and 8th grade math at the William S. Cohen School in Bangor. He has been performing in community theater for the past 32 years. He is treasurer of the Bangor Community Theater and was last seen in their production of White Christmas. He has been a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society for 32 years and has just become their treasurer. He recently played Wilfred Shadbolt in their production of 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
Cheri has been helping Bangor Community Theatre out behind the scenes, particularly in the area of costumes, for many past BCT productions in an unofficial capacity by helping her two children Heather and Stephen Elkins. In 2012 she finally decided to make it official by joining BCT and serves as a board member.
Cheri is retired and lives in the Bangor area.
Stephen was bitten by the theatre bug at a young age and participates in music and theatre events every chance he gets. He has performed in several of the Bangor Rotary Club’s annual fundraiser, Music off Broadway, was one of three Elvis’s in Music, Music, Music, a fundraiser for the Ellsworth Fire Department, and most recently was Ezekiel Foster in White Christmas in addition to building the entire set for the show. Stephen also serves on the Bangor Community Theatre board of directors.