School Tour & Family Series
Our 2020-2021 Family Series production is an accessible, digital hybrid of fresh theatrical storytelling filmed and experienced virtually by classrooms, and families at home. Created and produced by the American Stage team, and filmed on our MainStage with heightened health & safety procedures, FAIRYTALES REIMAGINED inspires us all to find joy in coming together to share stories.
Stories for a New World
Adapted from Grimm’s Fairytales
by Sadie Lockhart, Patrick A Jackson & Tiffany Ford
Co-Directed by Tiffany Ford & Sadie Lockhart
Creative Consultant: JL Rey | Special Thanks: Kellys Camacho-Robinson
When the power goes out at Abuelo’s, Mateo and his older sister Isabella are stuck with nothing to do, but Abuelo has other plans. With the turn of a page from the family’s storybook, some familiar classic fairytales are reimagined in brand new ways and Mateo and Isabella discover just how fun and powerful sharing stories can be. All it takes is a little imagination.
Available through May 2021 at your chosen showtime
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to experience a digital performance today!
$275 for 150 students, and $1/additional student
An interactive study guide connected to Florida State Standards
An option to schedule a live virtual chatback with us and your class!
American Stage’s popular School Tour is reimagined as a digital experience for the entire Family, returns for the holiday season!
SAT 12/12: 11am and 4PM
SUN 12/13: 11am and 4PM
ALEXA PEREZ (Isabella) Alexa Perez is thrilled to be taking part in her first American Stage production. A graduate of the University of Tampa and former resident of Chicago, IL, you may have seen her in episodes of Empire or The Exorcist. Past stage credits include Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web (Stages Productions), Rosalind in Moon Over Buffalo, and Isabella in Measure for Measure. She thanks American Stage for the wonderful opportunity and her family for their love and support.
NICHOLAS D. HOOP (Mateo) credits include Stupid F**king Bird, A View From the Bridge, The Iceman Cometh (Tampa Repertory Theatre) The Fantasticks (freefall theatre) A Few Good Men (Stageworks Theatre) Silence: the Musical, Twelfth Night (Jobsite Theater) Popcorn Falls (Walnut Street Theatre) Columbinus (Innovocative Theatre) amongst others. Education: Point Park University and University of South Florida. He’s happy to be returning to American Stage again to create this unique theatrical experience for children and families.
STEPHEN LIMA (Abuelo) Originally from Toronto Canada, Stephen is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and was a member of their prestigious showcase Company. Recent Garden Theater credits: O’Brien in 1984, Felix in The Odd Couple and Ernesto in Destiny of Desire Other credits: Marco in A View from the Bridge and Gil Marshall in The Royal Family (Mad Cow Theater) Lysimachus in Pericles, Sebastian in The Tempest, Grempkin / Fighting Prawn in Peter and the Starcatcher, Bedford/Bates in Henry V (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre).
TIFFANY FORD (Co-Director, Playwright) is a director, producer, and teaching artist dedicated to inspiring intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth through theatre education. Tiffany came to American Stage after expanding youth and adult outreach programs as the Education & Outreach Specialist at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Prior to her work with Asolo Rep, Tiffany spent seven years in Washington D.C., where she worked with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, as well as Imagination Stage, and Washington Improv Theatre as a teaching artist and director. Her directing work additionally includes productions with The Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, Art Stream, Source DC, Madcap Players, The National Cathedral School, and more. Tiffany is a graduate of Theatre UCF, and recipient of the Gene Columbus Award.
PATRICK A. JACKSON (Playwright) is an actor, teaching artist and creative from Richmond, VA. He is an alumnus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he received his B.A. in Drama and has studied with the British American Drama Academy. Patrick’s love for theater is rooted in improvisation, comedy, spoken word and story telling. As a playwright, Patrick was one of the originating co-playwright of Florida Studio Theatre’s popular family show, DECK THE HALLS and his work REDPLUS was produced at the DC Black Theatre Festival. Recent acting credits include: Miles/Shawn/Rashaad in GLORIA (Mad Cow Theatre), Joseph Asagai in RAISIN IN THE SUN (American Stage), and The White Rabbit in ALICE WITH A TWIST (Florida Studio Theatre). Outside of the theatre, Patrick is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Today’s Church Tampa Bay and also a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Actor’s Equity Association. www.patrickajackson.com
SADIE LOCKHART (Co-Director, Playwright) is from Rhodesdale, Maryland. She received her BFA in Acting from Towson University in 2015, with minors in International Studies and Spanish. She has been a teaching artist in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and the U.S. Recently she toured with Missoula Children’s Theatre acting and directing a show with young artists across the mid-West. She was an acting and production apprentice at American Stage for the 2016-2017 season and has performed in A.S’s school tour. Sadie is a founding member of ‘The Oven,’ a theater for social change company in Baltimore, MD. Her recent credits include: THE LITTLE MERMAID (MCT); RIKKI TIKKI TAVI; HAIRSPRAY; IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE; AMERICA:A MOSAIC and GEORGE’S MARVELOUS MEDICINE (American Stage); COMMODITIES and GONE (The Oven); TAMING OF THE SHREW and HENRY IV PART 1 (Baltimore Shakespeare Factory).