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This is Hawthorne speaking...! (...Yes, we're named in dedication to the iconic elephant perched over Downtown Belfast for over a generation).

The not-for-profit Hawthorne comprises a board of directors with midcoast Maine connections. With careers in hospitality (Bill Catania), community engagement (Amanda Cunningham), small business management (Alice Seeger), legal (Spencer Stephens), movie theater management (Kyle Walton)—this Collaborative is committed to preserving Greater Waldo County's access to the arts through the Colonial Theatre.

The overall goal of Hawthorne is to create a sustainable community-based model that gives everyone in Waldo County (and beyond) a reason to visit the Colonial Theatre, every single week.

If you have any questions about becoming a future volunteer or a sponsor, please contact the Collaborative's Executive Director.

—Team Hawthorne