Our name comes from Billy Joel's The Downeaster Alexa. This song is about a fishing way of life that's disappearing, so people work harder, go further, sacrifice more to do what they love... much like theatre.

A Downeaster is a fishing boat, which has a crew, just as a theatre has a crew, and this isn't the only connection we have to the sea. Historically, sailors served as riggers in theatres when they came ashore because they knew how to tie the best knots.

Not surprisingly, our home will be decorated with a plethora of boats and other ocean-themed items and colors.

What's in a name?