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Gwen Smith Brown
· April 5, 2018
I missed 2017, but from what I got from the workshops and speakers in 2016, I was able to launch myself in the theatre arts! I never dreamed I would be starting this joyous work at this point in my l...ife. I did not feel or experience ANY discouragement as an older playwright/actor. The TBTF team is diverse and classy! See More
Fran Meadows
· June 14, 2016
The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival is a great event for aspiring actors and theater lovers alike. The workshops with Tasha Smith and Harry Lennix were amazing. They were so real and interactive with the ...audience. So hands on with everyone. Harry even stayed late to make sure he gave everyone who asked his 1:1 attention. The plays selected were great and I look forward to this year's selections. The short play competition on Sunday really delivered some beautiful insights. Venus Jones brought the whole audience to tears with her soul - gripping story. I look forward to the 2016 event this Labor Day weekend! See More
Danielle Harris
· May 27, 2016
I attended the TBTF last year and it changed my entire life! Amazing networking opportunities and top notch classes and seminars. If you haven't gotten your ticket, do so! I promise you're getting way... more than what you pay for ! Can't wait to attend this year. Who knows what great thing is in store ?!
Oh! And the short plays and open mic events are full of talent from all over the world. Definitely wouldn't want to miss those festivities
Looking forward to seeing so many new faces and the familiar ones as well ! #TBTF
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Celia Isla
· May 27, 2016
The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival last year was phenomenal, and I can't wait to see what it's got in store for us this year. The workshops were amazing! The plays from local and regional theater compan...ies evoked the full spectrum of emotions. I was so impressed and inspired by the productions and the caliber of talent, and I definitely urge my fellow actors and friends to participate and experience this wonderful event. See More
Kelli Vonshay Henderson
· May 27, 2016
The Tampa Bay Festival was an amazing eperience. As an actor the workshops were helpful in many areas focusing on the craft. It is also great place to network, I had the pleasure in working with other... talented actors and directors that I met at the different events! See More
Jeff Sheppard
· May 27, 2016
An experience you won't forget. I'm looking forward to the festival this year to see some of the amazing talent that's in our area. Great opportunity for growth as an actor or if you just want to get... out and see a great play. See More
Sabrina Adell Borum
· May 27, 2016
The theatre festival gave me the opportunity to connect with theatre lovers in the area in the best way through quality workshops, networking events & GREAT plays. The benefits of attending are felt ...throughout the year, worth every penny! See More
Deb Kelley
· June 21, 2017
Amazing experience each year I've participated with my theatre, Carrollwood Players Theatre and as a selected short play writer/director in the competition. Tampa needed this festival desperately!
Victoria Bowers
· June 14, 2016
I can't wait for this year's Tampa Bay Theater Festival!!! I'm always excited to see the new talent and plays and productions. It's a great opportunity to learn and network and really get an inside lo...ok from professional actors and directors!!! See More
Joe Davison
· May 28, 2016
A monumental educational showcase allowing actors, writers, and directors of the stage a place to improve, connect, and show their abilities. Without this festival there would be a great loss in the t...heater community. I am honored to go every year. See More
Fatimah NA
· May 27, 2016
If you have not experienced the Tampa bay Theatre Festival you are missing out on history! Even if you do not live in the Tampa bay area you will still come to appreciate what RQL Productions is to Tampa. See More
Blue Feliu
· June 10, 2016
So ready to go back and learn.and share with others the. Best time at all the workshops
'Toni Simmons Henson
· September 17, 2016
I came in from Atlanta and found the staff welcoming. The workshops were incredible!!
Kamara Mikel
· May 27, 2016
The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival has made history ... nationally!!! It's fun, learning, and star-gazing all at once!!! Can hardly wait for TBTF 2016!!!
Denise Eva
· May 2, 2017
Great people doing a fabulous job of reaching out and making Tampa Bay a THEATRE destination for talent and theatre lovers across America...
Ron Regan
· August 9, 2016
First festival was great. Second festival was even better.
Mollyana Ward
· August 7, 2015
Top notch festival displaying Florida talent. A-rated workshops with a-list actors. Do not miss this event!
William Newkirk
· May 27, 2016
Truly moving experience. Great people. Great shows. Great workshops.
calling all ACTORS & Playwrights! If you want to be part of the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival now is the time to submit your work. The competitions will be original short plays, scenes & monologues, and original full length plays
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