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Lights OUT LGBTQ+ One Act Play Festival at Carrollwood Players Theatre

Dates: (7/19/2024 - 7/28/2024 )


Carrollwood Players Theatre

Carrollwood Players, Inc

4333 Gunn Highway
Tampa,FL 33618

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Lights OUT - The 2024 LGBTQ+ One Act Play Festival at Carrollwood Players Theatre

Join us for one of our most popular events, this year featuring 8 original LGBTQ+ themed short plays in one theatrical experience

Audiences will enjoy an eclectic mix of short plays, featuring comedy, drama, and everything in between!

Choose from SIX different performances of our show over two weekends!

In addition to thrilling sell-out crowds, this exciting event provides playwrights with an opportunity to see their work produced and provides emerging directors with experience under the guidance of seasoned mentors.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.


"Ask. Tell." by Barbara Lindsay

Directed by Holly Richard

A grandmother arrives at the hospital to see her grandson who has been in an accident. Before she can see him, she meets the boyfriend she didn't know he had.

"Broken Vessel" by Domenick Scudera

Directed by Klinton Blair

When two drag queens get booked to entertain at a bar mitzvah, an unexpected pre-show dressing room visit by 13 year old Marv broadens their horizons.

"Direct Deposit" by John Bavoso

Directed by Kevin Still

A straight man and a gay man walk into a sperm bank. There's no punchline, but their chance encounter leaves both men changed forever.

"Mrs. Greenblatt’s Place In The Universe" by Sharon Goldner

Directed by Courtney Netta

Mrs. Greenblatt has discovered the meaning of "better late than never." Now all she has to do is come out to her 40 year old daughter.

“Thanks for the Mammaries!” by Bailey Jordan Garcia

Directed by Sky Partilla

After years of wrestling with the decision, Bailey faces the challenge of having to fire their worst employees -- their breasts. But these boobs won't go down without a fight.

"There’s a Word for That" by Mikki Gillette

Directed by Tristan Horta

Poe, a trans woman, and Eddie, a cis man, are on a first date. Complications arise when she begins worrying aloud about all the horrible things that happen to women like her in romantic situations. Can Eddie calm her fears, or is he hiding some skeletons himself?

"Four Dry Tongues" by Alex Dremann

Directed by Jacobe Salb

Tristan invites his adorable friend Matt over for a party in his tiny Manhattan closet apartment, hoping to lure him into bed, but Tristan's best friend Ginny has the exact same plan.

"Scars" by Pamela Kingsley

Directed by Desiree Andujar

Lindy, Babs and Dizzy visit a tattoo parlor. When they meet Char, the tattoo artist, they have a lot of questions, like, "are you a boy or a girl?"

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Carrollwood Players Theatre is at 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL.


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