Mission: Provide the highest quality professional theater which respects, ignites and celebrates the human spirit and challenges the thresholds of intolerance and insensitivity: Present new and enduring works of diverse cultures; Provide a learning/ performing home for multi-ethnic emerging and established Florida artists; Give artists regional and national exposure; enhance our growth with partnerships; Elevate quality of life with outreach programs to underserved populations.
Results: Completed over 60% of the build out. Looking forward to opening in 2011 summer. Asking for $100,000 more dollars to complete the building.
Target demographics: Main Stage: 18-80 core of theater fans; targeted minority populations: at risk youth, women, African Americans, gays, disabled, seniors depending on the material chosen
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 20,000
Programs: MAINSTAGE - 5 shows annually
ANGER MANAGEMENT for At-Risk Youth: 3 workshops/yr
TELLING OUR STORIES for Foster Youth, 1 workshop/hr
LEARN IT, SHARE IT! for at-risk Youth: perform monologues of Great African Americans
STAGEWRIGHTS: for W. Central Fl playwrights to develop their work; bi-monthly meetings at Stageworks
Every time I see the words StageWorks and/or Anna Brennen I get excited because I know I am in for a treat. I would not miss one of their performances. We were amazed that the young man at the Preview of Agnes of God had never seen a play and I hope he never misses another play by StageWorks. I never go wrong telling my friends and classmates "don't miss this one, you are in for a treat." Besides entertainment. StageWorks is otherwise involved in the community with the Juvenile Justice Department and the schools working on anger management. So you see this is not just about entertainment. StageWorks is about awareness of issues, values, and current trends.