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Deborah Bostock-Kelley
Deborah Bostock-Kelley

A twice-published author, multi-time award-winning playwright, magazine writer, theatre reviewer, and newspaper journalist with 30+ years in journalism and business copywriting, Deb was a 2022 Recipient of the Gobioff Foundation Grant, 2019 Recipient of the inaugural Tampa Bay Theatre Festival Denise Deneen award for her work in theatre and a 2017 Recipient of Theatre Tampa Bay’s Jeff Norton Dream Grant. With the grant, she was able to produce and direct her original production, Breast Advice, and with the second grant, produced and directed with another educator, A Necessary Conversation at Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ TECO Theatre, with a talkback with leaders in the community after the two-show performance with ticket sales donated to Moms Demand Action, Tampa. A Necessary Conversation won Regional Broadway World’s 2018 “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” Awards. In 2020, the play was nominated for "Best Original Script of the Decade." An expanded version of this bullying, mental health, and gun violence drama was showcased during the 2021 Voices of Truth Theatre Festival at Powerstories Theatre, winning "Critic's Choice" and Regional Broadway World's 2022 "Best Performer and "Best Supporting Performer in a Streaming Play." In the summer of 2019, she reached out to the community for true stories about breasts, from shape and appreciation to size and cancer. In December, she wrote Breast Advice, a show that workshopped to a standing-room-only audience and was called The Vagina Monologues for boobs. A portion of ticket sales was donated to The Affirmations Project, which works with survivors of breast cancer and domestic abuse. The production was accepted into the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival in September 2022 and won Regional Broadway World's 2022 Runner-Up for "Best New Play or Musical." On May 20 & 21, 2023, a series of short one-acts and two full-length plays will be debut in a playwright showcase weekend called Tapestry: A Weekend of Socially-Conscious Storytelling. Learn more at

Relying solely on word-of-mouth client testimonials, since 2005, Deb has successfully operated the WriteOne Creative Services, a freelance copywriting service and a comprehensive yet independent, woman-owned graphic and web design business that offers the talent and design/print capabilities of an agency without the overhead expense.

Life Amplified, a variety showcase for grassroots charities and the philanthropic side of Deb’s writing and design company, celebrates its ninth year in 2023. Deb and Life Amplified have been honored by Bay News 9 Everyday Hero in February 2016 and Fox13 Hometown Heroes in May 2014. With 100% venue donation and talented volunteer performers, Life Amplified has helped fundraise and raise awareness about human trafficking, PSTD, military sexual trauma, bullying, sexual violence prevention, and LGBTQ issues.

Like so many she knows, she is an invisible illness warrior. Deb lives her busy life to show others that you can thrive and not have to be your diagnosis.

Drew Eberhard
Drew Eberhard
Drew Eberhard is a very busy in the theatre and out of the theater world. Drew works full time as Hair Dresser and Makeup Artist. In the theater world, Drew is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, producer, hair/makeup artist, and director. He was featured on the local BAYNEWS9 tv news outlet for his Hair and Makeup design for Carrollwood Players Theatre’s version of Jekyll &Hyde. He has been seen on and offstage in the Tampa-Bay area at The Straz Center, and Regional Dinner Theatres such as The ShowPalace. He’s very excited to be directing the Tampa Premiere Production of The Jungle Book the Musical and being the first theatre in the United States to produce this production this Spring at Carrollwood Players Theatre. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Theatre with a concentration in Hair and Makeup Design & Choreography from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees/Artistic Council at Carrollwood Players Theatre. He also is the Artistic Director of VIvid Theatre Productions Tampa Bay's newest Theatre Company. He believes Theatre is when like-minded individuals come together to make art, we truly create something honest, sincere, and thought-provoking. Through this and every aspect we allow our audiences to be not only engaged, but also immersed in the true magic and art form of theatre. With this we can truly experience every facet of the Human Condition.
Peter Nason
Peter Nason

    An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in “George M!” at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home.  He has currently started a new theatre program at the CCMS Conservatory of the Arts where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.
A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including “The Tampa Tribune,” where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing:  “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”   Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike. 


The Sound of Music in Tampa The Sound of Music
Carrollwood Players Theatre (6/2 - 6/24)
The Great American Trailer Park Muscial in Tampa The Great American Trailer Park Muscial
Stageworks Theatre (6/9 - 6/25)
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 in Tampa Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Straz Center for the Performing Arts (8/16 - 8/27)
All My Sons by Arthur Miller in Tampa All My Sons by Arthur Miller
USF Theatre Centre TAR 120 (6/1 - 6/18)
Monty Python's Spamalot in Tampa Monty Python's Spamalot
Carrollwood Cultural Center (7/21 - 7/30)
The Prom in Tampa The Prom
MAD Theatre of Tampa (7/14 - 7/22)
Lizzie: The Musical in Tampa Lizzie: The Musical
Straz Center for the Performing Arts (7/12 - 8/6)

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