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Mainstage Lecture Series

Take your theatre going experience to the next level.  American Stage Education is now offering a Mainstage lecture series to enhance your theatre going experience.  Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will speak on the history of select plays in our season.  Following her presentation, a member of the artistic staff will talk about their approach to the production being discussed.  The lectures are $5 for subscribers and $7 for the general public. Subscribers please contact our box office directly at 727.823.7529 to purchase your lecture series ticket at the subscriber price.

All lectures take place from 1:00-2:30 pm.

2013-2014 Lecture Series

The Birds
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Guest Speaker: Joseph Oshry, Lighting Designer


A Marvelous Party! The Noël Coward Celebration
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Guest Speaker: Steven Flaa, Director


2 Trains Running
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Guest Speaker: Bob Devin Jones, Director


Around the World in 80 Days
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Guest Speaker: Jerid Fox, Set Designer & Props Master


American Stage in the Park: The Wiz
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Guest Speaker: Saidah Ben-Juah, Costume Designer


God of Carnage
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Guest Speaker: Rachel Harrison, Stage Manager


Here is what subscribers had to say after our inaugural lecture on Blithe Spirit.

“This was terrific!  What a gem American Stage is.  Keep up the good work.”

“Not having studied plays and theatre the background was very helpful and well presented.”

“Excellent presentations and really interesting.  Can’t wait to see the production!”

“Delightful!  Do more of these!”

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For more information or to make a reservation please call Meg Heimstead, the Director of Education, at 727-823-1600 x 201 or email her at



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