TampaWorks Lineup Announced
TampaWorks is an evening of short plays set in Tampa Bay area locations. The first edition took place in June, 2012. It was a production of the Stagewrights playwriting group and its sponsoring organization, Stageworks Theatre.
In the fall of 2011, long-time member Ed Stevens proposed that Stagewrights for the first time undertake a group project. After much discussion, it was decided to use local settings for the plays, reasoning it would encourage attendance at the event without significantly limiting the playwrights' style or subject matter. It was also decided to make the production a fundraiser for Stageworks and that most of the participants would donate their time and talents.
Performances took place June 8-9, 2012, to full houses and an enthusiastic response.
This year's TampaWorks is totally a Stageworks production. Playwrights from all over central Florida submitted scripts. The submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges, who chose eight short plays for the production. The production is being sponsored in part byTucker/Hall, The Tampa Chamber Of Commerce and The Tampa Downtown Partnership. All Artists participating will receive an honorarium so are basically donating a substantial portion of their time and talents.
Join these interesting characters at Stageworks June 6-9 Thurs-Sat @ 8PM Sun @3PM
Introducing our winning Playwrights:
1. GHOSTS OF HYDE PARK Matt Cowley
Matt writes and produces Radio Theater with WMNF, and is the host of Soundstage, WMNF's radio theater show. He is the sound designer and foley artist for the Radio Theatre Project Live. His radio plays have been syndicated nationally and won a Gold Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program at the New York Festivals. He is a member of the StageWrights playwriting group, and is the Web Manager for WMNF Community Radio and the president of Yeti Media.
HIT AND RUN (tied for first) Jack Gilhooley
New Dramatis alumnus, Jack Gilhooley has won 2 National Endowment for the Arts awards (Individual Artist and International to Centaur Theatre, Montreal), 2 Fulbright Guest Artist Fellowships (Spain and Ireland), a NY Foundation for The Arts grant, 2 Puffin Foundation awards, 4 Florida Arts Council Fellowships, Pilgrim Project, Carnegie Fund, PEN, Canada Council, Sarasota County Arts Council Ageless Creativity awards and the first ever John Ringling Fund Artists' Fellowship. He has been a guest playwright at The Eugene O'Neill Conference, Yaddo, MacDowell, Millay, Albee, Djerassi, and Hawthornden Castle (Scotland) Colonies and The Tyrone Guthrie Institute (Ireland). His plays have been performed and/or developed at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, Asolo, Indiana Rep, The Folger (D.C.), Long Wharf, ACT/San Francisco, Mark Taper Forum, Shubert (Phila.), Theatre of The First Amendment, Victory Gardens, Culture Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, 59E59 Theatres, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Circle Rep, Nat Horne Theatre, South Street Theatre and on various other stages, colleges and universities. His works have been presented with the help of 5 Ford Foundation Development Endowments