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Intern applicants must be available from early June to mid August.

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Applications due by May 28, 2021.

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Congratulations to the cast of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theseus:  Mike Zook
Hippolyta: Dr. Joyce Mphande-Finn
Lysander: Wakefield Guyant
Demetrius:  Bill Dolph
Hermia: Sam French
Helena: Katelyn Maloughney
Egeus: Bill Chambers
Philostrate: Gordy Thompson
Member of the court of Theseus: Aaron Thompson
Oberon: Martin Holt with Patrick Leeds
Titania: Darcy Zook with Jamie Chambers
Puck or Robin Good Fellow: Ethan Davison and Meghan Brewer
Changeling Child: Hailey Grandenberger

Peter Quince:  David Chambers
Nick Bottom: Jay Pyette
Francis Flute: Derek Hann
Tom Snout:  Merrill Gray
Snug: Andi Daniel
Robin Starveling: Ty Pyette

Magical Creatures in the service of Titania: 
Carsyn Vogel, Tana Gorecki, Louis Durward, Dever Everingham,
Tehya Vauthier, Jordan Rader, Marlee Thrivierge

For Shakespeare’s birth(and death)day, April 23, MAT celebrated the Bard of Avon in a creative way… but first a little background. Dr. Valerie Guyant and Dr. Grant Olson were having a little conversation about Shakespeare, and began wondering – what sort of lives would Shakespeare’s characters have outside of the events of the scripts they were created in? Then the question became – what if Hamlet could have a chat with Romeo?

 
So that is the basis for this year’s Shakespeare Project:

MAT  provided teams with character descriptions of one of Shakespeare’s well-known characters for each of the actors and scripts for each of the plays that the characters appeared.

Teams developed scenarios in which these characters could possibly encounter each other and filmed the scenes.

March 13, 2021

Greetings MAT Family and Friends!

This has been a very difficult year for live art – but MAT is waiting in the wings to get back on stage. We have managed to create a few events in the last year to keep things going, including: A birthday party for Shakespeare with performers around the globe performing excerpts from all 38 of the plays attributed to the Bard of Stratford. We were also able to safely conduct our Children’s Theatre Camps and Youth Production of The Wizard of OZ over the summer. We worked with KNMC to host a few livestream music events (right from the taverna on Kalokairi). We even managed to produce and livestream our annual 24-hour play festival.

In February, under the direction of Angela Pratt, MAT launched a new after school theatre training program for middle-school and high-school aged students. We have worked with the Hill-County Health Department to create a safe environment while we teach some essential theatre skills to our younger members.

 

Looking to the future, MAT is planning another fun online event for Shakespeare’s Birthday on the 23rd of April. Sticking with the most famous playwright in the English language, MAT is planning on producing its first full-length production of a play by Shakespeare in over seven years. This June we intend on creating a live outdoor production of the hilarious comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where the community can safely see some live theatre under the Big Sky of Northern Montana. 

We are also still planning on moving forward with our Children’s Theatre Camps and Youth Production this summer following all appropriate protocols to ensure the safety of our students and Interns. We are still working out how we can revive Ticked-off and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with as many of the original cast members as possible. Additionally, we are tentatively planning on opening Mamma Mia! this September with as many of the original cast as possible – but we are pretty sure some roles will have to be filled. We are so deeply thankful for all of the support, and the generous donations that you have given us to keep us going. MAT sees some light at the end of the tunnel, so we ask you all to remain vigilant and soon we will be able to see you all again.
Thank you
Grant Olson
Artistic Director
Montana Actors’ Theatre

Lyrics by Angela Murri Performed by cast members of MAT's production of Mamma Mia coming soon!

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reviews

  • 5 star review  Absolutely so funny and entertaining great job best play we've seen so far!!! We seen Hansel & Gretal :)

    Misty Morehouse Avatar Misty Morehouse
    December 24, 2016
  • 5 star review  The play The Wind in the Willows was very enjoyable! I am sure I will go back for another play!

    Barb Crump Avatar Barb Crump
    May 22, 2017
  • positive review  If you have not planned to see One Man, Two Guvnors at the MAT in Havre, you will miss out on one of the most enjoyable and funniest evening. The show kept all of us in the audience laughing so hard. Grant Olsen was outstanding as were all the other actors. The music brought me back to the 1960s and the group, Steeds, was great. Audience participation just added so much to the fun. Great job, MAT!!!

    Virginia Braithwaite Avatar Virginia Braithwaite
    January 31, 2020
  • 5 star review  The singing...was phenomal... The acting...phenomal....I so looked forward to this performance....since it was advertised....it was beyond..my expectations..!!!

    Carol Wolf Avatar Carol Wolf
    March 10, 2018
  • 5 star review  Love,love, love! Such talent in our community. Thank you cast,crew and orchestra for this awesome show.

    Pamela Long Avatar Pamela Long
    March 24, 2018
  • 5 star review  I have said it before and I will say it again...we live in a small community but we have such big talent. "Jesus Christ Superstar" put on by the MAT in Havre will rivial anything you would see in a big city. The sets, the costumes and the amazing talents. Bravo MAT players!

    Bettie Iovinetti Barber Avatar Bettie Iovinetti Barber
    March 19, 2017
  • 5 star review  This place is such an awesome asset to the hi-line…Love it!

    Tammy Neely Edwards Avatar Tammy Neely Edwards
    November 22, 2016
  • 5 star review  All who were involved with band geeks were phenomenal! Great job!

    Angela L Murri Avatar Angela L Murri
    August 5, 2016
  • 5 star review  Fabulous, recommend to anyone, acting superb, singing out of this world very good job everyone

    Clyde Thomas Jr. Avatar Clyde Thomas Jr.
    March 10, 2018
  • 5 star review  Was a great show! Thank you for giving my son Brandon Matte the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful program. 😊

    Aly Brekhus Avatar Aly Brekhus
    August 7, 2017

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