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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

Is Our Democracy in Danger?

A Deep Dive into the Themes of Green Day's American Idiot

Tuesday, August 30- 7:00PM Meet and Greet, 7:30PM Conversation

Location: TBD

Has the American system failed? Explore the state of our modern politics through the lens of Green Day’s American Idiot. Make your voice heard with this panel discussion featuring local policy makers, activists and artists.

This event is free to the public, but reservations must be made.  

Upcoming Concert

Piano Legends Concert: The Music of Cole, Peterson, Evans, Jamal, Hancock & Glaspar

Presented by The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Join award-winning pianist Dr. Zachary Bartholomew and his trio, experience an interactive and informative concert showcasing compositions and arrangements from some of the most influential piano trios in the history of jazz and American music. The program will include music from legendary pianists such as Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans, to living legends like Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, and Robert Glasper.

August 14, 2022 2:00PM

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

UP NEXT: Fragile by Dana Leslie Goldstein
WHEN: August 1, 2022

Rennie is on the verge of losing his beloved comic book shop.  When Alana walks in, everything starts to change.  Secret identities are revealed, but it’s going to take more than super-strength to forge a new origin story.

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COMING SOON: No No Box by Hannah Benitez
WHEN: Sept 12, 2022

Two young sisters; one home from college and the other trapped in high school, grapple over the mysterious disappearance of an embarrassing item.

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COMING SOON: Homecoming ‘92 by John Bavoso
WHEN: Oct 3, 2022

Benji has snuck away to an empty classroom in his college's English Department for a clandestine rendezvous with Ethan. But when they make a grisly discovery, he's unexpectedly confronted with questions about how he's choosing to live his life — now and in the future.

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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: Student Written… by Pinellas County School Students
WHEN: Dec 5, 2022

Enjoy a collection of short plays written by Pinellas County students, as a part of American Stage’s Write On! Pinellas Playwriting Program.

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