Keely and Du: The Mystery of Jane Martin

  When Jon Jory founded Louisville's Festival of New American Plays (now the Humana Festival of New American Plays) in 1976, he was already a playwright himself, having written the dialogue and lyrics for three musicals. But Jory's greatest success as a playwright may have come under a pseudonym. He is reputed to be the [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Blog, Events, Press, Shows|0 Comments

Brownsville Song Auditions

Stageworks Theatre is holding Auditions for Brownsville Song (b-side for tray) Thursday, November 16th 6pm, Stageworks Theatre Email: Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Blog, Press, Shows|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Press, Shows, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

‘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|0 Comments

Comic Relief Just When We Need It The Most

Review: Stageworks' '5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche' is comic relief when we need it By Julie Garisto, Times Correspondent Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:28am Photo courtesy of Stageworks Theatre. The cast of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche includes (back row, from left) Emily Belvo as Ginny, Jaime Giangrande-Holcolm as Wren, Roxxi Jaxx as Dale; (front [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

The exciting news about Stageworks’ 2015-2016 Season

After a year of unprecedented success in bringing the best theatre to the Channel District, Stageworks and announced what it deems "our most ambitious season," unveiling plans for 2015-16 which include a world premiere and a guest appearance by John Pinckard, a two-time Tony Award winner and co-producer of the critically-acclaimed Gentleman's Guide to Love [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Press, Reviews|0 Comments

Theater review: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers made its Broadway debut in 1969, when the wholesome ideals of the post-World War II generation bumped up against the proclivities of the Sexual Revolution. A then 42-year-old Neil Simon showed us what it was like to be caught between both worlds, giving us theater’s quintessential victim of midlife [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|Press, Reviews|0 Comments

Stageworks’ ‘Birds of a Feather’ a sweet look at love of all kinds

What's more adorable than a penguin kicking around a rock, thinking there's a baby inside? An actor playing a penguin kicking around a rock, thinking there's a baby inside. In this case it's Scott Daniel, who plays one of many birds in Stageworks Theatre's Birds of a Feather. The play by noted humorist Marc Acito [...]

By | February 1st, 2015|Press, Reviews|0 Comments

Theater Review: Handle With Care

As I re-read director Karla Hartley's note in the program for Handle With Care, it all started to make sense about how a simple holiday play centered on a Jewish grandmother and granddaughter could wind up being so important. "Finding commonality is a step to understanding," Hartley writes. "Understanding is a step to empathy. Empathy [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|Press, Reviews|0 Comments