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American Stage has the responsibility to our staff, community, the Tampa Bay Region, and our nation to ensure that all communities, cultures and people have the access, awareness and support to benefit from the transformative power of live theatre, which inspires honest, thought-provoking dialogue. As a professional theatre and cultural institution, American Stage holds itself accountable to build & maintain the connections between our stages & our diverse communities.

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Beneath The Surface - Community Conversations

Stereotypes, Satire, & Black Theatre: The Director's Chat

Date: Oct. 18, 2022

Time: 7:00PM Meet and Greet, 7:30PM Conversation

Location: Studio@620, located at 620 - 1st Avenue South in downtown St. Pete

Description - an intimate conversation with Keith Arthur Bolden, the director of The Colored Museum, and other theatre professionals.


First Mondays

Presented by American Stage and Creative Pinellas

A FREE MONTHLY SERIES OF STAGED READINGS

Experience professional staged readings of short plays, stories and poems in the beautiful Gallery at Creative Pinellas.

This new series, presented in partnership with American Stage and Creative Pinellas, will take place on the first Monday of each month at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas, located at 12211 Walsingham Road in Largo, Fl. “First Mondays”  will feature stage readings of excerpts from scripts and short stories with professional actors and artists.

TIMES: First Monday of the month- 7PM

COMING SOON: 50:13 by Mansa Ra
WHEN: Nov 7, 2022

Dae Brown, an incarcerated Black man sits, with three days left of his sentence. During Brown’s final days in prison he tries to impart his wisdom onto a teen inmate serving an adult sentence.

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COMING SOON: 3 Seconds to Midnight by John Mabey
WHEN: January 3, 2023

We celebrate New Year’s Day by offering resolutions for a better self. But what happens to those unresolved-resolutions on the last day of the year, with only 3 seconds left? One brave woman demands an answer from Father Time, both getting much more than they ever expected.

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Black Voices by Alexandria Crawford and Patrick Arthur Jackson
WHEN:
February 6, 2023

The voices of African American icons share their hope for the future and the lessons they learned along the way.

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NOW by Vincent Terell Durham
WHEN: March 6, 2023

A NOW organizer arrives at a home in 1973 Massapequa, Long Island with an invitation to liberate the long-suffering housewife inside. She mistakes the Black housekeeper as the lady of the house.

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Organic by Jenna Jane
WHEN: April 3, 2023

In a future where everyone is enhancing their bodies with the latest tech, 81-year-old Donna Goldman is an anomaly – she’s 100 percent organic. But now, there’s a problem: She’s dying. And a bionic body part is the only cure. Will cyborg Dr. Flores persuade her to abandon her sense of self to survive? This sci-fi drama explores the relationship between the body and the self.

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if all that You take from this is courage, then i've no regrets by Nicholas Pilapil
WHEN: May 1, 2023

After a brush with danger, a strong-willed matriarch reminisces with her grandson on all the things their histories have taught them. This play explores Filipino American identity, intergenerational disconnect, and weighing your wars to make sure you're not fighting for nothing.

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The Disney Princess of Dot Ave by Kevin Cirone
WHEN: June 5, 2023

A costumed princess at the end of her shift at a children's birthday party is interrupted by the birthday girl.

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Validation by Daphne Macy
WHEN: July 3, 2023

In a future where everyone is enhancing their bodies with the latest tech, 81-year-old Donna Goldman is an anomaly – she’s 100 percent organic. But now, there’s a problem: She’s dying. And a bionic body part is the only cure. Will cyborg Dr. Flores persuade her to abandon her sense of self to survive? This sci-fi drama explores the relationship between the body and the self.

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Destiny is a Careless Waiter by Julie Zaffarano
WHEN: August 7, 2023

Sean invites Emily to dinner to propose marriage. He brings his grandmother’s engagement ring to the restaurant and instructs the server to place the ring in Emily’s dessert. Justin invites Bria to the same restaurant at the same time, planning to break up with her. When the engagement ring intended for Emily ends up in Bria’s dessert, the chaos begins.

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