Take a closer look through our informative SPOTLIGHT series and a new cafe atmosphere in our lobby, you can take your theatre-going experience to the next level.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Our SPOTLIGHT series creates opportunities to take a deeper dive into the themes, artists, and production elements of our mainstage plays. These events are held throughout the run of each production and encourage audience members to learn, connect, and engage with our powerful stories.

BEHIND THE SCENES
Sundays, 1PM – 2:30PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before each production opening with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

VIETGONE
September 22, 2019

SILENT SKY
November 10, 2019

SKELETON CREW
January 12, 2020

THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS
March 1, 2020

ADMISSIONS
May 24, 2019

NEXT TO NORMAL
July 5, 2019

PROLOGUE
30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. Free to ticket holders to the performance.

CHATBACKS
After select performances

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

Dates Thursdays & Sundays, After Select Performances:

VIETGONE October 10, 13, 20, & 27

SILENT SKY December 1, 8, & 15

SKELETON CREW January 30, February 2, 9, & 16

THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS March 19, 22, & 29

ADMISSIONS June 4, 7, 14, & 21

NEXT TO NORMAL July 23, 26, August 2, & 9

SPOTLIGHT: THE AMERICAN STAGE PODCAST  

Illuminating the artistry and ideas behind the theatrical stories. Join American Stage, a theater company in St.Petersburg, FL, as we explore a variety of topics surrounding our programming. Email us: podcast@americanstage.org

Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart, Emerging Arts Leader Fellow
ItunesSpotify, and Google Play

EAT/DRINK/ENGAGE

Come together for a drink, a bite, and good conversation in our lobby cafe.

PRE-SHOW
Arrive 45 minutes before any mainstage production and enjoy some refreshments from American Stage’s lobby cafe and listen to a live PROLOGUE presentation providing insight into the show you are about the see.

POST-SHOW
Hang out in American Stage’s lobby cafe & bar after mainstage performances, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and chat about the show. Often, actors or members of the creative team will join in to take part in these non-structured ‘cafe conversations.’