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Lab Theater Project and Innovocative Theatre Co-Present UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL By Glen Photo Lab Theater Project and Innovocative Theatre Co-Present UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL By Glen Berger 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

LAB Theater Project and Innovocative Theatre have joined forces to once again bring live theater to the Tampa stage by presenting Glen Berger's Underneath the Lintel from September 24-27, 2020, at 812 E Henderson Avenue in Ybor City, with in-house and live streaming options. 

BWW Review: IN A TORNADO'S DESTRUCTIVE PATH at Innovocative Theatre Photo BWW Review: IN A TORNADO'S DESTRUCTIVE PATH at Innovocative Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 14, 2020

Nerve-racking. That's the word that comes to mind when reviewing Innovocative Theatre's virtual production of Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks. Artfully directed by Staci Sabarsky, it is a powerful one-woman performance with the talent of Marie-Claude Tremblay as Angela, a woman hiding in the basement, unable to escape the destructive path of an oncoming tornado.

Live Theater In Tampa Goes Livestream In Innovocative Theatre's Online Drama NATURAL  Photo Live Theater In Tampa Goes Livestream In Innovocative Theatre's Online Drama NATURAL SHOCKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

Virtual production follows a woman's cellphone video into an unfolding disaster; playwright Lauren Gunderson talks with cast and audience after July 9 performance 

BWW Review: Will There Be a Better Performance in 2020 Than Kayla Witoshynsky's in In Photo BWW Review: Will There Be a Better Performance in 2020 Than Kayla Witoshynsky's in Innovocative Theatre's Production of Barbara Lebow's A SHAYNA MAIDEL?
by Peter Nason - Jan 11, 2020

Powerful stuff, with a revelatory performance by Ms. Witoshynsky at the heart and soul of it.

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by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 8, 2020

In a country wrought with divisiveness, Innovocative Theatre is bringing A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow to stage at Stageworks on January 10 a?' 19. Directed by Staci Sabarsky, starring Larry Corwin, Kristina Kourkoulos, Kayla Witoshynsky, Thomas Brown, Michele McCarty, and Sunshine Hughes, A Shayna Maidel is a tale of a Jewish family picking up the pieces of their lives and coming together, despite each person having traveled a different life path to be reunited after World War II in 1946.

Innovocative Theatre's A SHAYNA MAIDEL Opens In January At Stageworks Theatre Photo Innovocative Theatre's A SHAYNA MAIDEL Opens In January At Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Surviving World War II tests a family's resilience in Innovocative Theatre's gripping drama A SHAYNA MAIDEL

BWW Review: The Highs and Lows of the 2019 Short Play Competition at the Tampa Bay Th Photo BWW Review: The Highs and Lows of the 2019 Short Play Competition at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival
by Peter Nason - Sep 3, 2019

Out of 18 entries, Jim Moss' THE COW SAYS, Brick Brickel's FOR THE LOVE OF MARY, and Deb Bostock-Kelley's ONCE UPON UHHH...stand out.

BWW Review: Children Lead Innovocative Theatre's THE HUNDRED DRESSES at Stageworks -  Photo BWW Review: Children Lead Innovocative Theatre's THE HUNDRED DRESSES at Stageworks - A Play That Tackles Bullying and the Dangers of Inaction
by Peter Nason - Aug 4, 2019

Although set in 1938, it's still so sadly relevant today.

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by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 31, 2019

In a time where bullying is national crisis, leading to children as young as nine years old taking their own lives, Innovocative Theatre's production The Hundred Dresses is opening at Stageworks Theatre on August 4. Sadly, this play is as timely today as when Eleanor Estes wrote the book in 1944. Set during the Great Depression in 1938, The Hundred Dresses is a play by based on the true experiences of the book author about a poor Polish girl named Wanda Petronski who is bullied by her classmates because she is different.

Innovocative Theatre Targets Tampa Grade-school Bullying In THE HUNDRED DRESSES Photo Innovocative Theatre Targets Tampa Grade-school Bullying In THE HUNDRED DRESSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Local theater's bold season on childhood and adolescent peer abuse concludes with an award-winning children's classic

THANK YOU NOTES Premieres At Tampa Fringe Photo THANK YOU NOTES Premieres At Tampa Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019

Gratitude finds the strangest expressions in local playwright Marie-Claude Tremblay's ribald new comedy, Thank You Notes, whose Innovocative Theatre production hits the 2019 Tampa International Fringe Festival May 4 through 11 at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor Campus Studio Theatre.

BWW Review: Nick Hoop & Ryan Fisher Lead an Outstanding Ensemble in Innovocative Thea Photo BWW Review: Nick Hoop & Ryan Fisher Lead an Outstanding Ensemble in Innovocative Theatre's Shattering COLUMBINUS
by Peter Nason - Jan 13, 2019

Although it comes across as 'The Breakfast Club' meets 'Natural Born Killers,' it's powerful as hell.

Innovocative Theatre's Production COLUMBINUS Comes to Stageworks Theatre Photo Innovocative Theatre's Production COLUMBINUS Comes to Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Four months from now, America will mark the 20th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in a state of contradiction. Though we condemned as a society the April 1999 massacre that left 15 dead and 21 wounded, school shootings across the United States have increased dramatically since then. The latest government figures show the dilemma has significantly worsened over the last two years: both the number of school shootings and the fatalities incurred in them more than doubled between 2017 and 2018. That total includes the 17 students and staff killed last February at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

BWW Previews: POWERFUL TIMELY LOOK AT COLUMBINE, COLUMBINUS DEBUTS at Innovocative Th Photo BWW Previews: POWERFUL TIMELY LOOK AT COLUMBINE, COLUMBINUS DEBUTS at Innovocative Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 7, 2019

Today, live shooter drills in elementary, middle and high school are as normal as fire drills, but twenty years ago, school shootings weren't commonplace. When Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went on a shooting spree on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado that killed 15 and injured 20, it became part of a history that we have yet to be able to escape, a division of 'Before Columbine' and 'After Columbine.' On January 10-20, Innovocative Theatre, known for their thought-provoking, edgy performances, will bring COLUMBINUS, a mixture of fact and fiction, to Stageworks. Leading an eight-person ensemble are Nick Hoop and Ryan Fisher in the roles of Eric and Dylan.

Innovocative Theatre's Production COLUMBINUS Comes to Stageworks Theatre Photo Innovocative Theatre's Production COLUMBINUS Comes to Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Four months from now, America will mark the 20th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in a state of contradiction. Though we condemned as a society the April 1999 massacre that left 15 dead and 21 wounded, school shootings across the United States have increased dramatically since then. The latest government figures show the dilemma has significantly worsened over the last two years: both the number of school shootings and the fatalities incurred in them more than doubled between 2017 and 2018. That total includes the 17 students and staff killed last February at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

BWW Review:  Marie-Claude Tremblay is Outstanding in Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES T Photo BWW Review: Marie-Claude Tremblay is Outstanding in Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES THE BONE, Presented by Innovocative Theatre & Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Aug 13, 2018

It's a powerful show about PTSD with a central performance that is one of the strongest of the year.

BWW Previews: INNOVOCATIVE THEATRE PRESENTS A WOUNDED FEMALE VETERAN'S PERSPECTIVE IN Photo BWW Previews: INNOVOCATIVE THEATRE PRESENTS A WOUNDED FEMALE VETERAN'S PERSPECTIVE IN UGLY LIES THE BONE at Stageworks Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Aug 9, 2018

Written by Florida playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, Innovocative Theatre brings a searing drama to Stageworks Theatre. Ugly Lies the Bone tells the story of a severely wounded female war veteran in 2011 attempting to start a new life after a third tour in Afghanistan. She faces struggles after returning to her home in Titusville, Florida. She's endured intense pain from both her injuries and the surgeries that followed, and uses virtual reality therapy for pain management to begin to emotionally heal herself.

Intrepid Theater Company Closes Second Season with UGLY LIES THE BONE Photo Intrepid Theater Company Closes Second Season with UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

In its inaugural season, Innovocative Theatre earned high praise for its ambitious productions of theater in the public interest. Last summer, critics lauded Dark Vanilla Jungle, a psychological drama on adolescent neglect and forced prostitution, as 'spectacular,' before it landed among the top three shows at the Tampa International Fringe Festival.

BWW Review: Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT at Stageworks Is To Die For Photo BWW Review: Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT at Stageworks Is To Die For
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2018

A great cast, along with Coward's brilliant dialogue, make for a ghostly good time!

BWW Review: Innovocative Theatre Comes of Age with Jane Martin's Riveting KEELY & DU Photo BWW Review: Innovocative Theatre Comes of Age with Jane Martin's Riveting KEELY & DU
by Peter Nason - Jan 15, 2018

K.D. O'Hair and Dawn Truax give performances of a lifetime as the title characters of this highly controversial play.

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