TBTF 2015 Full Length Play WInner

  • Six Triple Eight

    Six Triple Eight

    Congratulations to 2015 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival Full Length play winner Mary McCallum with her powerful play "Six Triple Eight". Your play was amazing and loved by many at the festival. Thank you for being part of the TBTF!
    If you missed the play you can see it this weekend Friday Sept 11th & Saturday Sept 12th at HCC Mainstage Theatre in Ybor City. The Show Starts at 7:30pm and the cost is only 10.00. The address is: Corner of E. Palm Ave. and N. 14th St. enter the address in your GPS exactly like that and it will get you there.

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2015 Short Play & Monologue Winners

The Winner of the Short Play Competition is April Bender with "The Sub".

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2015 Featured Full Length Plays

  • Dinner for Six

    Dinner for Six

    As the result of too much wine at a dinner party, a group of friends decide to produce a play that two of them saw while on a trip to New York with their high school drama club twenty years earlier. The play had a profound impact on them and in their memories was "the greatest play ever". Once they are knee-deep in the commitment to do the play, they realize that their perceptions as teens may have been a bit off. To add even more twists, the young man they hire to fill the lead role will change all of their lives forever.Dinner for Six will take you on a journey of friendships, family, love and self-discovery. Don't miss this hilarious, twisted comedy that explores sexual identity and the parameters of relationships.

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  • Six Triple Eight

    Six Triple Eight

    Set during World War II as the first African-American female battalion arrives in Europe. This fictional historical play follows members of the 6888 Central Postal Battalion. Among them are Sammy, a young woman seeking adventure and romance; Cleopatra, a famous actress ; Paige, a single mother trying to create a better life for her son; and Sadie, a woman with the “second-single”, who can see the future of others but keeps secrets of her own. Under the direction of Major Clarissa Dixon, they are faced with a seemingly impossible task to distribute 7 million pieces of undelivered mail to the soldiers in three months.

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  • The Nearly Final Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister

    The Nearly Final Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister

    When world-renowned playwright Sutton McAllister suffers a major stroke and nearly dies, everyone springs into action to find the final script written in longhand by the old man just days before the almost end. Sutton’s plastic surgery-addicted niece stands to inherit everything, but she and his devoted agent may have ulterior motives for finding the play. What about the sexy young nurse who claims to have Sutton's best interest at heart? And what of the niece’s husband who’s following the nurse’s every move? Hilarity abounds in this drawing room style comedy that will leave you wondering who’s who, what’s what, and where is the nearly final almost posthumous play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister.

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  • Hour Confessions

    Hour Confessions

    Five men from different walks of life meet weekly to discuss the many issues of life and boy do they let loose. Join them as they take you on a nonstop, comical adventure that will have you laughing from beginning to end with their “no holds barred” approach as they tackle issues such as money, sex, dating, politics, and religion. No topic is off limits with these guys. What happens within this hour, stays within this hour. Well, it’s supposed to anyways.
    ****Opening night entertainment only, this play is not part of the competition****

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  • The Green Grass

    The Green Grass

    Shawn Wade, CEO and Founder to TQE Global, has made his mark within the corporate realm and is among the ranks of his city's most prestigious business men. His Fortune 500 company has brought him great success and he's gained much attention throughout the community, however, with such achievements comes tremendous glory and unbelievable scrutiny. Under insurmountable pressure you will do one of two things; travail forward, beating the odds or fold under the weight of adversity. Shawn has a beautiful family but has managed to fall into an interesting situation. He's caught the eye of an interested party and who will stop at nothing to get what they want. As the plot thickens, tensions will flare, jealousy emerges, and secrets will be revealed. Don't miss this riveting tale of heart-wrenching, mind-blowing, tangled web of distortion wrapped in the beauty of success. The grass is not always greener on the side.

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  • American Heartbeat

    American Heartbeat

    A powerful MUSICAL that asks - what is indestructible between people? Honor? Laughter? Heart? Love? Its 1992, JARVIS, a Viet Nam Marine Vet with PTSD, meets MARCO, an illegal immigrant, a hopeful spirit. Jarvis, once the work site boss, now competes with illegals for the same jobs. They fight, laugh, pray, sing! Wives come in dreams. Boom! They dance and love them up! Is it magic or truth? A strange WOMAN shields a crime. Was it committed? Can these men save each other’s lives? You’ll think, laugh, cry, and revel in beautiful rockin’ music and SEE inside the lives of invisible HEROS!!!

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