Beyond The Stage

Theatre, at its core, is a storytelling experience. Join American Stage as we venture Beyond the Stage into new spaces and storytelling formats. These new programs are local, immersive, and diverse. It's unlike anything St. Pete has ever seen before. Be sure to follow along as we update you on the creation of these pieces.

Tales by Twilight

January 12–February 18, 2024

Ditch the seat and get ready for a hike through Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. In this immersive experience, actors will spin a story that stretches far and wide across the trail. It's the perfect chance to experience nature and art at the same time. Be sure to plan to come several times; every two weeks, our company of actors will perform a different story written just for Boyd Hill.

LIft Every Voice

May 2 - 4, 2025

American Stage is committed to producing powerful stories, boldly told. Lift Every Voice is a new play festival committed to providing exposure to emerging playwrights with a focus on women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ storytellers. This year’s programming includes a week-long rehearsal and development process for each of the final playwrights and their plays, culminating in public staged readings. In addition, the festival weekend includes workshops, panels, and  lectures. All public events are held May 2 - May 4, 2025. 

HEdwig at Jannus

June 14-15, 2024

Welcome to a euphoric night on a rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster with our transgender icon and protagonist Hedwig – a hedonistic genderqueer anti-heroine seemingly hellbent on destruction. This darkly humorous self-love story, powered by a live band, epic rock music and hard-hitting lyrics, explores gender identity, acceptance and the freedom to be whoever you want to be. This multi-Tony award winning show will leave you begging for more. And catch an additional week of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the grunge alleway venue that is Jannus Live!


June 21, 23, & 24

Part confessional. Part storytelling. All ridiculous, “Bats#!t” is a 75-minute monologue that, depending on statutes of limitations and local laws regarding admission of guilt wherever this may be produced, is either 100% fictional or entirely autobiographical. Trigger warning:  This show contains a cis white man talking about himself for over an hour. It also contains some legit-upsetting topics like parallel parking; theater camp; coming out in small-town, rural America; assault; addiction; pickle ball; and mental illness. Oh! And clowns!


June 23 & July 27th
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Join American Stage as we go on a musical journey with local artists!

Unplugged allows local music performers a chance tell their stories their way through their music - or their favorite music - for one-night only!

Wonderful Life

December 5-22, 2024

A heartwarming 75-minute one-person retelling of the classic holiday story.

George Bailey’s struggle to grasp why life is worth living finds a fresh voice in this imaginative one-person retelling of Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. Join the residents of Bedford Falls, New York on a fateful Christmas Eve in 1945 when angels, alternate realities and miracles change the way we see our place in the world. Wonderful Life is a heartwarming story about the effect one man’s sacrifices have on the people and town he loves.