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A note from Director Karla Hartley

Some months ago I ran across a quote. ‘Grief is the feelings you have and mourning is what you create from those feelings’ The Year of Magical Thinking is a prime example of beauty  created from grief. It has been described as a story “about death, about illness, about probability and luck, about good fortune [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Shows|Comments Off on A note from Director Karla Hartley

What’s on stage this week: ‘The Year of Magical Thinking,’

STAGEWORKS: MINING GRIEF FOR HEALING The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s no-frills memoir of loss and recovery, opens at Stageworks Theatre this weekend. The essayist and screenwriter adapted the one-woman stage play herself. Didion wrote the piece while mourning the loss of her husband, fellow novelist and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne, and a daughter, [...]

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Review: A ‘Joan Didion’ Portrait, From an Intimate Source

Joan Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, with their daughter, Quintana Roo. Ms. Didion is the subject of a new documentary by her nephew Griffin Dunne. CreditJohn Bryson/Netflix Joan Didion’s meticulously calibrated prose has the effect of placing her at a particular remove from the reader. The persona she creates on the page is [...]

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Light, fluffy and fun: ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’

Light, fluffy and fun: '5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche' Monday, August 14, 2017 12:27pm TAMPA — The show starts at the ticket counter, where audience members walk away wearing female name tags. The gesture continues from the opening moments of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, as proud leaders of the Susan B. Anthony Society for [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Blog, Press, Reviews|Comments Off on Light, fluffy and fun: ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’

Acclaimed new theater company partners with Stageworks to explore neurodiversity in PROOF

Production follows “spectacular” regional debut at Tampa International Fringe Festival   How much of someone else are we prepared to accept on faith? What will we never accept about them without proof? If we ever doubt them, can they ever fully prove themselves? What would such proof look like?    And how do these questions change when [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog, Shows|Comments Off on Acclaimed new theater company partners with Stageworks to explore neurodiversity in PROOF

‘Life Imitates Art’

Stageworks Theatre’s Production of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” Presents a ‘Life Imitates Art’ Moment for Cast Member May 18, 2017 Leigh Simons, combat sports documentarian for Golden Boy Promotions and the SPIKE TV Network’s Bellator franchise turns the tables and steps into the role of THE Wrestling Owner and Announcer, “EKO” at Tampa’s [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Blog, Press, Shows|Comments Off on ‘Life Imitates Art’

The Philosophy of “Avenue Q” Or: How To Really Over-Analyze a Puppet Show

by Wade Bradford Updated March 02, 2016 Avenue Q Lyrics - The Philosophy of Avenue Q Lyrics During a recent visit to London, I wandered through Covent Garden on my way to watch a West End production of Avenue Q. While passing various shops and street performers I spotted a large plaque placed on the [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog, Shows|Comments Off on The Philosophy of “Avenue Q” Or: How To Really Over-Analyze a Puppet Show

Auditions for Chad Deity

February 28th Stageworks Theatre will be holding Auditions for the upcoming production of: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – by Kristoffer Diaz Directed by Karla Hartley Fight Choreography by Daniel Granke ***All performers are paid.  There is 1 AEA Special Appearance Agreement available Rehearsals begin May 9, 2017 Performances will be June 1-18,  2017. [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Auditions for Chad Deity

The Aliens by Annie Baker is next

A Word From Our Artistic Director Two years ago, when I was in Atlanta with my son, we decided to see what shows were available to us.  Atlanta has a vibrant theater scene and we were eager to find something new and interesting.  We decided to check out The Aliens by Annie Baker at the [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Aliens by Annie Baker is next

Here come The Aliens

Director's Note First and foremost, I am so thankful for the opportunity that Karla Hartley has given me here. I've been a fan of Annie Baker's work for years -- I teach her plays in my Text Analysis classes and she's been on my company's short list for several years in a row. It's a [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Here come The Aliens