She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Midcoast Theater Company’s Artistic Director Jason Bannister directs, with fight director Angela Bonacasa.

Auditions: March 18th 6:00-9:00 p.m., March 20th 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave. Belfast - 
Ages 14-20.

Bring a prepared monologue from any script. There will also be cold readings from SKM.

--Masks and social distancing--

Outdoor Performances: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 in Belfast

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Midcoast Theater Company announces auditions for its 2021 summer musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


Auditions will be held March 26 @ 5-7 pm and March 27 @ 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Come out and audition for this quirky, highly humorous and spellbinding musical. This is an all adult cast, those 18 years old and older are invited to audition. Performances will be held outdoors in Belfast.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Character Breakdown


Chip Tolentino - An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.


Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy) - The youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.


Leaf Coneybear - The second runner-up in his district. Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance. 



William Barfee - A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous "Magic Foot" method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.


Marcy Park - A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year's nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows." She is also not allowed to cry.


Olive Ostrovsky - A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms.



Rona Lisa Peretti - The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward.



Douglas Panch - The Vice Principal.  Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.



Mitch Mahoney - The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.








The Midcoast Theater Company is staying informed about the events surrounding the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The health and safety of our audiences and performers is of the utmost importance. We are closely monitoring developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we will look to the Maine Center for Disease Control for recommendations, guidance, and direction.