4 Days | 5 Plays | Live Staged Readings
American Stage is proud to continue our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of five new plays from five exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from all over the United States.
A committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of community members worked with our producing artistic director to read, evaluate and discuss hundreds of new play submissions from Tampa Bay and beyond. The selected works will be featured in staged readings and workshops and will provide audiences the opportunity to contribute to the plays’ development through audience talk-backs with the Creative Team and Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte following each play reading.
Individual Tickets: $10 per reading
All-Access Pass: $40 General Public | $30 American Stage Subscribers & Act 1 Club Members
THE COLONY by Gina Stevensen
Thursday, January 3 | 8pm | Book Now
SHRUTI GUPTA CAN TOTALLY DEAL by J.Stephen Brantley
Friday, January 4 | 8pm | Book Now
THE FLORA AND FAUNA by Alyson Mead
Saturday, January 5 | 2pm | Book Now
THE DIARY OF ANNIE MAE FRANKLIN by Crystal V. Rhodes
Saturday, January 5 | 8pm | Book Now
THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS by Playwright in Residence Natalie Symons
Sunday, January 6 | 2pm | Book Now
21st Century Voices: New Play Festival Sponsor: Steven W. Walker
2018-2019 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival Committee
Alexandria Crawford, Ally Thomas, Benjamin Ismail, Bonnie Agan, Colleen Cherry, Courtney McLaren, David Warner, Donovan Whitney, Dylan Renfrow, Elizabeth Brincklow, Jaye Sheldon, Jerid Fox, Jim Sorensen, Kara Goldberg, Kaylie Horowitz, Kody Hopkins, Linda Shanker, Lisa Tricomi, Lori Shannon, Marcia Dobbin, Matthew Acquard, Matthew Conigliaro, Michael Alford, Natalie Symons, Patrick Jackson, Rachel Harrison, Renata Eastlick, Robyn Rusignuolo, Rose Hahn, Sadie Lockhart, Season Wong, Stephanie Gularte, Steven Walker, Taylor McKee, Taylor Sweat, Thomas Vorpahl, Tiffany Faykus, Travis Moore, Vickie Daignault, Willi Rudowsky
Click on the tabs below to learn more about each of this year’s play selections and playwrights.
Playwrights Welcome is a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.
We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at American Stage, call or come to the box office on the day of the show. You must present your current valid DGA membership card to pick up your ticket, one ticket per member.
For more information on this national program, and to learn which theaters around the country are involved, please visit https://samuelfrench.com/resources/playwrights-welcome.