David LaGraffe, 1945-2017

June 16, 2017

We, the brothers and sisters of Portland Playback Theatre, are heartbroken to announce the passing of our artistic director, David LaGraffe. David died suddenly, June 14, from a stroke. He was the founder of our company nearly 12 years ago. He taught us improv, acting and true love. We will carry on in his name. Please send your prayers to his beloved wife, Claudia Hughes, his family, and skyward for David, certainly the direction in which he's headed. Lights up!


The Celebration of Life for David LaGraffe, our beloved Artistic Director, wAS held on Saturday, July 15th, at 4 pm at the Portland Players Theater, 420 Cottage Rd. In South Portland. 


"Live as though you'll die tomorrow. Learn as though you'll live forever."  (Ghandi)