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Upcoming 2021 Season

Prose, Roses, and Woes; Tour of Love

Do you like a good poem? Are you a poet? Has love induced you to write down your feelings? Well this is the event for you! 

Hallowell’s Gaslight Theater is planning an outdoor Valentine themed poetry event in downtown Hallowell for Valentine’s Day weekend.

This outdoor walking tour featuring live poetry readings, will take place on Saturday Feb 13 and Sunday Feb 14 at up to 6 locations in downtown Hallowell.

Small audience groups will be revolved among all the venues, while adhering to social distancing and masking protocols to keep everyone safe.

We have three ways you can participate, as a poet, as a reader or as part of the audience.


Submit a poem for us to consider, dealing with any aspect of  the theme of “love”: true love, new love, old love, or even lost love . It should be your own original work. We are not looking for an epic work but an original poem you would agree to have read by an actor or you can audition to read it yourself.  Our esteemed selection committee will choose favorites for the event. Poems can be submitted here or by email to Gaslighttheater@Gaslighttheater.org. Please put “My Poem” in the subject line.


You can audition to read poems at the event. Readers and audience at each outdoor venue will be socially distanced and we will not be using microphones so a good strong voice and the ability to project is required. You can either submit a video of yourself reading a poem, or audition via Zoom by appointment. Please send an email to Gaslighttheater@Gaslighttheater.org and put “Audition” in the subject line. Include your experience in public reading of poetry and prose, if any. Selected poems that can be used for auditions can be found here.


Save the date! Reserve a spot and come enjoy the readings. Reservations will be required to ensure safety of our audience and players alike. Tickets are free but donations will be accepted. Reservations will be for specific time slots and will be available mid to late January.

Stay tuned for More Info

Our home venue, Hallowell City Hall, is still not available at this time. It is not yet known when it may be. Social distancing for the safety of our cast, crew, and patrons is a priority and will reduce the size of audiences and will guide us as we look forward to presenting and acting again.