Deborah Bostock-Kelley

Deborah Bostock-Kelley Deb Kelley is a multitasking entrepreneur: a creative writer, freelance biographer, and journalist; a reporter for Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles Magazine; a past freelance reporter for Tampa Tribune, AOL Patch, Carrollwood and Westchase; a multi-time playwright for Carrollwood Players Theatre and Tampa Bay Theatre Festival; a playwright for One Act Theatre Festival Tarpon Springs; the scriptwriter for The Actor's Clinic TV show, a contributing writer to Gulfport Magazine, Positive Impact Magazine, Winners Within Us, and Local Shops1 Magazine. Deb specializes in bringing heart to any story. In 2017, she won Theatre Tampa Bay's Jeff Norton Dream Grant and will be putting on her original production with a fellow playwright called A Necessary Conversation, about gun violence and its aftermath at Straz' TECO Theatre on January 20. (https://www.facebook.com/anecessaryconversation012018). In 2013, she published her first children’s early reader, The Alien and Me where Young Readers can follow the adventures of a little girl and her alien friend and learn that accepting differences often leads to life-long friendships. In 2009, she published her first book of short stories about all stages of relationships, Damaged Goods: Narrative Unending from Inside My Heart and Mind. She is also the owner of The WriteOne Creative Services, an award-winning independent copywriting, web design and graphic design company providing a one-stop creative shop for every type of artistic need. Last but not least, for the philanthropic side of her company, since 2013, she has produced Life Amplified showcases (lifeamplifiedshowcase.com) that highlight local talent in Tampa Bay with all proceeds benefiting a worthy charity. Life Amplified has been featured as Bay News 9 Every Day Hero February 2016 and FOX13 Hometown Heroes May 2014.


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BWW Review: Aeon Life Theatre's WILD PARTY is a Wild Ride at The Italian ClubBWW Review: Aeon Life Theatre's WILD PARTY is a Wild Ride at The Italian Club
Posted: Oct. 18, 2019


BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS MUSICAL IS EXTRAORDINARY  at Stageworks TheatreBWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS MUSICAL IS EXTRAORDINARY at Stageworks Theatre
Posted: Nov. 3, 2019


BWW Interview: Q &A WITH DIRECTOR, CAST, AND CREW OF IN THE BLOOD at Vivid Theatre ProductionsBWW Interview: Q &A WITH DIRECTOR, CAST, AND CREW OF IN THE BLOOD at Vivid Theatre Productions
Posted: Nov. 6, 2019


BWW Review: Vivid Theatre Productions'  IN THE BLOOD Takes Unflinching Look at Living in Poverty at Powerstories TheatreBWW Review: Vivid Theatre Productions' IN THE BLOOD Takes Unflinching Look at Living in Poverty at Powerstories Theatre
Posted: Nov. 9, 2019


BWW Review: MAS THEATRE'S NUNSENSE JAMBOREE FUSES HEART, COMEDY, CHARM OF DAYS PAST at Carrollwood Cultural CenterBWW Review: MAS THEATRE'S NUNSENSE JAMBOREE FUSES HEART, COMEDY, CHARM OF DAYS PAST at Carrollwood Cultural Center
Posted: Oct. 25, 2019


BWW Previews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF HAS SPECIAL, LOCAL CONNECTION  at The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Previews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF HAS SPECIAL, LOCAL CONNECTION at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
Posted: Oct. 30, 2019


BWW Previews: CHARLOTTE'S WEB COMES TO Straz Center For The Performing Arts' TECO TheatreBWW Previews: CHARLOTTE'S WEB COMES TO Straz Center For The Performing Arts' TECO Theatre
Posted: Oct. 17, 2019


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BWW Review: SPYMONKEY'S HYSTERIA at Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: SPYMONKEY'S HYSTERIA at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
Posted: Sep. 23, 2019


BWW Interview: Seth Black-Diamond of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2018 NATIONAL TOUR DEBUTING at Lutcher TheaterBWW Interview: Seth Black-Diamond of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2018 NATIONAL TOUR DEBUTING at Lutcher Theater
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BWW Review: HAMILTON Lives Up To The Hype The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: HAMILTON Lives Up To The Hype The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
Posted: Feb. 14, 2019


BWW Review: Aeon Life Theatre's WILD PARTY is a Wild Ride at The Italian ClubBWW Review: Aeon Life Theatre's WILD PARTY is a Wild Ride at The Italian Club
Posted: Oct. 18, 2019


BWW Previews: FL DRAMA KIDS BRINGS ALADDIN JR. TO HCC Brandon Campus TheatreBWW Previews: FL DRAMA KIDS BRINGS ALADDIN JR. TO HCC Brandon Campus Theatre
Posted: Jan. 18, 2019


BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY IS WINNER at The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY IS WINNER at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
Posted: Oct. 9, 2019


BWW Previews: STORM LARGE BRINGS INTERACTIVE, INTIMATE CONCERT to The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
April 4, 2019

Tour-de-force performer Storm Large is happy to say there is nothing quote, unquote normal about her interactive, bawdy storytelling concert. She said that the audience can expect really good music, great performance, and musicianship when her show arrives at Straz Center of the Performing Arts on April 4.

BWW Previews: LATE NITE CATECHISM JOGS YOUR MEMORY at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
April 3, 2019

Ever wonder if the Catholic nuns really make you put gum on your nose if you're caught chewing in class? On April 5-7, Mary Zentmyer will provide all those answers and so much more when "Late Nite Catechism" returns to Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

BWW Previews: AMADEO FUSCA STARS IN MEN ARE FROM MARS. WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
March 19, 2019

Actor Amadeo Fusca puts an original spin on the famous off-Broadway one-man show Men an Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus LIVE! at the Straz Center on March 28-31. Part theatre, part stand-up and based on the best-selling book by John Gray, Amadeo covers the stages of a relationship in a series of vignettes intermixed with real-life anecdotes and male and female characterizations.

BWW Previews: PATEL CONSERVATORY STUDENTS AND FACULTY PERFORM ANTONIO VIVALDI'S “GLORIA” at The Portico
March 7, 2019

On March 14, over 75 Patel Conservatory music students, fourth grade through adult, will join Patel Conservatory faculty on a variety of small chamber works. The music event will culminate in the performance of Antonio Vivaldi's 'Gloria' at The Portico, 1001 N Florida Ave, Tampa at 7pm.

BWW Previews: THE ROOMMATE SHOWCASES THE COMICAL MISMATCH OF TWO WOMEN OF AN EVOCATIVE AGE at American Stage
March 7, 2019

Helmed by Kristin Clippard in her American Stage directorial debut, "The Roomate" by Jen Silverman opens at American Stage on March 13 through April 7. Dubbed "Breaking Bad meets Grace and Frankie," this breakout 2015 two-person dramedy, emerged from the prestigious Humana Festival of new American plays. In "The Roommate," Sharon (Annie Fitzpatrick) and Robyn (Amy Resnick) are perfectly incompatible roommates that become unlikely friends.

BWW Previews: EIGHT NEW WORKS COME TO LIFE during SheVolution at Powerstories Theatre
March 7, 2019

Throughout the month local playwrights and poets will showcase their original female-centric works. The lineup consists of: • 'SheVolution III' - March 7 and 8, 8pm • 'Twirling in the Woods - Nature Poem and Stories' - March 9, 8 pm • 'The Lady from Havana' - Mar 10, 8pm • 'It's About Time' - March 15, and 21, 3pm • 'C'est La Vie' - March 16, 2pm and 7pm • 'NINE' - March 17, 3pm • 'Shattering the Silence' - March 22, 8pm • 'The ThinkFast Experiment' - March 24, 6pm

BWW Review: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS a High-Energy, Fun Escape at Carrollwood Players Theatre
March 3, 2019

Like Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper radiating adoration and raw sexual chemistry, singing "Shallow" at the Oscars, as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd's hand roved up Miss Mona Stangley's lace stockings while they nuzzled on the couch, Angel Tuider Frale and Michael c De Baca scorched the stage at Carrollwood Players. The yearning for something more, an unrequited love was palatable. That's called great acting.

BWW Previews: ASIAN CULTURE AND TALENT HIGHLIGHTED ON MARCH 1 at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts Riverwalk
February 27, 2019

As a way to celebrate diversity in Tampa Bay, The Straz Center created The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project, where writers, actors, musicians, singers, and dancers join together to perform for a free event showcasing a particular culture. During March 1, The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project will celebrate the Asian culture.

BWW Review: Tickle Your Funny Bone With the Politically Incorrect Presidential Portrayal NOVEMBER at NYNE Productions
February 23, 2019

The President is an incompetent, corrupt, egocentric, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, avaricious, foul-mouthed, extortionist, buffoonish, equivocator a-hole…. And in three acts, it is absolute perfection to watch Steven Bucko's portrayal in NYNE's timely production of David Mamet's NOVEMBER.

BWW Previews: NEW COMMUNITY THEATRE COMPANY B.E.S.T. DEBUTS at Mary Help Of Christian Catholic Church
February 20, 2019

In September 2018, Katie Welch had a dream - create a theatre company that educates while entertains. With a Masters in Exceptional Student Education and a Bachelors in Theatre, Katie wanted to form a community theatre that is a safe haven to kids, teens and young adults with all levels of experience, abilities or special needs.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Lives Up To The Hype The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
February 14, 2019

What more can be said about the juggernaut "Hamilton" that hasn't already been written? An ornate, elaborate leveled wooden backdrop and mobile staircases with minimal, simple set pieces and turntables floors showcased the exquisitely and insanely-talented lead actors and the equally-matched ensemble that brought each note to vivid life. The superb music - a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, and traditional Broadway tunes - was complemented by nearly nonstop, furiously-paced choreography.

BWW Previews: NYNE PRESENTS NOVEMBER - FAILING PRESIDENT CANNOT GET SUPPORT IN POLITICAL COMEDY at Brandon's Event Space
February 4, 2019

Not Your Normal Entertainment (NYNE), Brandon's newest community theatre, is debuting its sophomore season with the biting satire "November" by David Mamet.

BWW Previews: EIGHT YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS SEE ORIGINAL WORK COME TO LIFE IN COMPETITION at Carrollwood Players Theatre
January 29, 2019

On February 8-10, 2019, thirteen talented adult actors will bring to stage the trials and tribulations of school life and being a kid in KIDSPEAK 4.0, a Staged Reading in the CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players.

BWW Previews: THREE INFLUENTIAL FILMS OF ARTISTS OF COLOR HIGHLIGHTED DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH at The Straz Center For The Performing Art's TECO Theater
January 28, 2019

As part of a means to celebrate the rich and beautiful diversity in Tampa Bay, The Straz Center created The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project, where writers, actors, musicians, singers, and dancers join together to perform for a free event showcasing a particular culture. During February's Black History month, The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project will celebrate artists of color on screen by showing three influential films in TECO Theatre 3-5pm on February 3, 10, and 17.

BWW Previews: ONE-NIGHT ONLY THEATRE EVENT SHAKESPEARE ON THE STAIRS at Oxford Exchange
January 26, 2019

One night only, on February 7 at 6:30 PM, Oxford Exchange will close to the public and reopen to ticketed patrons for a live theatre showcase. The atrium, sweeping staircase and balcony will become the set for local professional actors dressed in costumes that evoke the scholarly spirit of the design of Oxford Exchange to celebrate Shakespeare's most famous love sonnets and monologues in 'Shakespeare on the Stairs.'

BWW Review: TECHNICAL QUIRKS CREATED MAGICAL NIGHT AT HUNDRED DAYS at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
January 24, 2019

On Tuesday night, despite a thirty-minute delay due to technical difficulties beyond the group's control, the enthusiasm of both audience and band members did not dampen. In tank top and jeans, Abigail Bengson approached the mic - that too was not working - and said "all our sh*t's broken" and magically, the mic boomed her voice over the audience as she, her husband Shaun took their seats on empty stools and were soon joined by the band.

BWW Previews: PIPELINE IS A MOTHER'S DETERMINATION TO KEEP TROUBLED SON FROM BECOMING A STATISTIC at American Stage
January 20, 2019

You won't just be sitting in the dark watching a play, director L. Peter Callender promises. This is a play unlike any other at American Stage. "You should expect to be engaged, indicted by the text, by the story, by the message," he said. "The audience should very much expect to be part of the production, to listen, and a part of the solution to the questions asked in this play. Be prepared to be enlightened figuratively and realistically because lights will be shone at the audience."

BWW Review: VOCALLY AND VISUALLY-CAPTIVATING PERFORMANCE OF LES MISERABLES at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
January 18, 2019

LES MISERABLES is a worldwide phenomenon, the timeless musical that tells the triumphant tale of redemption of Jean Valjean, sentenced to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to save a starving child. In Morsani Hall at the Straz Center on Thursday, we, the grateful audience, were transported.

BWW Previews: FL DRAMA KIDS BRINGS ALADDIN JR. TO HCC Brandon Campus Theatre
January 18, 2019

Through interviewing a pair of Aladdins and Jasmins, as well as a Genie, the consensus is clear. FL Drama Kids is so much more than learning the steps to putting on a musical. Friendships are forged, confidences built and the instructors/directors create a much-needed, fun and safe haven for kids to be themselves.

BWW Previews: WHIRLWIND COURTSHIP SHOWCASED IN HUNDRED DAYS at The Straz Center For The Performing Art's Jaeb Theater
January 16, 2019

Imagine meeting the one you know in your heart is "the one" and a whirlwind courtship where you are married three short weeks later. Written by Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson and Sarah Gancher, "HUNDRED DAYS" tells the story of how the Begsons, a musician couple, would embrace life if gifted with only HUNDRED DAYS.



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