American Stage Presents our 2020-2021 season: REIMAGINE, a hybrid season of hope, innovation and inspiration, designed to ensure productions will be presented to audiences regardless of ongoing social distancing circumstances. The season features a digital theatre series, a hybrid production series, family series, two festivals, including the annual 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival, and 10 Season Artist Shorts.
“Our 2020-2021 Season: REIMAGINE, embraces this time of transition and change in our world and within our art form,” CEO/Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte said, “It was essential that we craft a season that allows us to remain connected to our community at a time when we all deeply need the meaningful human connection that powerful storytelling can provide, while at the same time preparing for ongoing flexibility in an evolving public health landscape.”
Digital Theatre Series
Three plays in three months, created for digital theatre accessible to anyone, anywhere.
The Family Series begins with an accessible digital production, reimagining fairy tales, delivered virtually to families at home and students in classrooms. The series continues with a favorite family holiday classic presented as a 1940’s radio play.
Hybrid Theatre Series
Hybrid productions performed with live streaming on Virtual Stage and an intended return to live onsite performances on Mainstage.
Celebrating emerging new plays & voices from across the globe and featuring local talent creating professional improv performances.
5th Annual 21st Century Voices: Emerging Plays – New Play Festival
A hybrid festival featuring inspiring new plays exploring themes of mental illness, wellness and resilience, performed with live streaming on American Stage’s Virtual Stage and intended live onsite performances.
American Stage’s 21st Century Voices is dedicated to developing and presenting new works, while bringing a diversity of voices from up-and-coming playwrights to the stage. Selected works will feature staged readings, workshops and panel discussions.
AS IF! Improv Festival
AS IF! The American Stage Improv Festival returns! Laugh out loud as renown local, regional and musical comedy improv teams take the stage. Celebrate the art of creating in-the-moment characters and stories and find joy and connection through laughter.
American Stage in the Park
Presented by Bank of America
“Footloose – The Musical”
The much anticipated return of American Stage in the Park is planned for the Spring of 2021. After postponing this Tampa Bay tradition earlier this year, American Stage has rescheduled the high-energy pop musical FOOTLOOSE to bring the community back together under the stars at Demens Landing.
ALL SEASON Programming
Season Artist Shorts
Featured artist mini-performances each month throughout the season. Free for the American Stage membership community.
Linking creative arms across the country! Providing American Stage membership access to dynamic performances and programs from participating theatres.