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
Stageworks is much more than a theater company; it is a thriving educational resource for the community. It regularly stages high caliber productions, yes - but it also works with children through its outreach programs, broadening their knowledge of not only theater, but of cultural diversity and acceptance.
Stageworks is a great theater group. It is always fun going to the shows and experiencing local theater in Tampa. They do wonderful outreach programs for children, as well. Looking forward to seeing the shows every season.