The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – September 2nd to September 4th 2016


The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival (TBTF), organized by the 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company RL Stage Inc., will be back for its third year in September 2016. The mission is to unite artists and theatre lovers within and beyond the Tampa Bay Area for an amazing weekend of education and entertainment. Attendees will experience powerful, informative workshops led by trained professionals, in addition to scene, monologue, and short play competitions, and theatrical entertainment that will leave audiences with a memorable experience.

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Join us from September 2nd to September 4th 2016

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2016 Featured Full Length Plays

  • Whipped

    Whipped

    "Whipped" The Modern Day Love Story of Hosea & Gomer is an inspirational play based on a classic biblical tale filled with love, scandal and faith! Pastor Michael Ford is a good man trying to do everything he can to lead a strong flock, but how can he tend his flock when he can’t even lead his family? His wife Sharon is a very reluctant 'first lady' who has an explosive secret past. She’s got one foot in the church and one foot on the streets. Will her desire to go back to her old life bring ruin to her entire family? While Pastor Michael Ford struggles with forgiving his cheating wife, his congregation throws shade at him night and day labeling him "Whipped". In an exciting stage play written by Tracie Bonnick, (writer, producer, and director of "The Bad Girls of The Bible" Inspirational Stage Play) this retelling of the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer is brought to life with an exciting and new flare! "Whipped" is a bold, hilarious, and engaging!

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  • This Side of Brightness

    This Side of Brightness

    Blake is a down and out actor in New York City until he meets Ava, the one who might finally be his ticket out of his circumstances. Blake takes the opportunity to leave, but not without conditions. Blake and Ava become the object of interest for two NYPD detectives who are little more aware of Ava's intentions than Blake.

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  • Memoirs of A Painted Woman

    Memoirs of A Painted Woman

    Back in conjunction with the 2016 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, the One-Woman show written by Karleigh Chase and directed by Andi Matheny. PowerStories Theatre hosts, come get a glimpse into the imagined inner workings of such notable muses as Marilyn, Mona Lisa, Gala Dali, or The Girl with the Pearl Earring. "Memoirs of a Painted Woman" is a one-woman show that delves into the private lives of the women in some of the most famous paintings in history. What is it like to be immortalized in a painting? Are these women really who we think they are? Hear what they have to say about the true life of being a muse. You won't read these stories in an art history textbook... One performance only: Saturday September 2 at 7:30 PM. All seats $20. Seating is limited and reservations are highly suggested.

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  • Shadayim

    Shadayim

    After losing their mother to breast cancer, nervous and uptight Michele and laid back amateur porn star Zoe are thrown into shiva, the seven-day mourning period required by Jewish law. Joining the fray are Michele and Zoe's Orthodox Jewish cousins, the rebellious Leah, who can't stop idolizing Zoe, and the courteous and devout Sarah, who's hiding secrets of her own. Stuck together for a week, can these four women survive their crises of faith, identity, family, and sexuality with their sanities intact?

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  • The Jolly Corks

    The Jolly Corks

    a Fun SING ALONG musical romp written, composed, directed by Martha Velez, PhD

    STRAZ CENTER @ JAEB THEATRE - SEPT. 3, 2016 @ 7 PM - $20. CALL: (813) 229 - 7827

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  • Between Calls

    Between Calls

    The show takes place in a call center with a group of colleagues with very extreme personalities and it’s a wonder that anything ever gets done from day to day. If you think what they say on the phone is bad, wait until you hear what they say between calls.

    *** This show is for opening night entertainment only and is NOT included in the festival competition***

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Sponsors

Creative Loafing Manny & Gordon Straz Center StageWorks HCC Beamworks TampaBay Times Scatter Brothers Andi Matheny Acting Studios PowerStories Theatre Inkwell TheSpace FastSigns Whoo's Next