Vulva Va-Voom Lives in this Bar Now
Burlesque | Comedy
Deranged burlesque comedienne misses audience, refuses to leave her last pre-Covid venue. Shot on-site, this documentary follows Vulva’s delusional new lifestyle and Twice Nightly cabaret shows, played to a house of stuffed animals.
From the heart and mind of Orlando, FL playwright and director John Mark Jernigan comes a fourth wall-wrecking, tour de force, one man performance by Chris Crawford in “HELLO”, playing to an online audience as a part of the Tampa Fringe. Sensitively underscored by Anthony R. Smith on acoustic guitar, “HELLO”, is an ambitious and affecting work that manages to combine social commentary on gay male misogyny, white Christian privilege and Trump-induced depression, with geeky references to superhero cinema and celebrity audience participation into a heart wrenching plea for human connection.
The Light Bringer
Storytelling | Drama
Freedom, but at what cost? A Palestinian immigrant and her family find more freedom in the US than expected. A true-life storytelling show written and performed by Laila Lee, directed by Bill Pats. In this one-woman show, Laila brings to light her experiences growing up Muslim in the American South, and how she discovers her own place in the world.
Les takes a test on Ancestry.com and gets shocking results. Join him on the adventure of learning about his family background while he also uncovers a decades long mystery. Sometimes a person's skin color doesn't tell the whole story.
Freud & Films
The Evolutionary Project thanks the Tampa Fringe Festival for the opportunity to reveal its third annual Sigmund Freud Festival and Challenge by featuring past participants in the event. This Tampa-Bay produced multimedia project features previous works by artists, Jean-Rene Rivil, Anjani Pandey, Andrew Enriquez, and Iran-based filmmakers, Javad Darei and Mohammad Hosein Jafari.
Mickey Rooney's infamous performance as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's is often pointed to as the most egregious example of yellowface in the movies. His over the top characterization is cringe-worthy to watch to this day, but it also raises several questions: Should actors really have the opportunity to play any role? Could there ever have been a "right" way for him to play it? And what compels an actor to play a character that they really probably shouldn't be playing? Asian-American writer/performer J. Elijah Cho attempts to explore these topics and more in his show, Mr. Yunioshi.
How to LOVE: A Handbook for Imaginary Friends
How to L.O.V.E: A Handbook for Imaginary Friends tells the story of a Father and the Handbook he finds while cleaning out the room he grew up in. The Handbook takes him through a journey of memories, revisiting times he needed a true friend, and learning, as an adult, what it means to L.O.V.E. Conceived by the Young Artists; Ensemble Company, How to L.O.V.E. is fun for the whole family and mixes our YAE members with theatre professionals to provide them with as realistic a professional theatre experience as possible. It's written by YAE member, Toni Keene, and artistic directors, Ryan Bernier and Georgia Mallory Guy.
FIRE IN THE METH LAB
Storytelling | Comedy
Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart- warming, poignant reflection. Fire in the Meth Lab tells of drug dealers, bikers, high-speed car chases, fights, crime, prison, vomit, exploding houses and even cancer. The show explores brotherly relationships and how siblings with the same upbringing can choose very separate paths.
Becoming Magic Mike
Comedian DK Reinemer (Help! I’m American!, The DK Effect, formerly of Bellingham) performs his smokin’ hot, action adventure comedy, ‘Becoming Magic Mike: An Action Adventure Comedy’ LIVE at Curious Comedy Theatre in Portland, OR. Gleefully dumb and accidentally smart, DK sings, dances and roller-skates his way through a preposterously skimpy plot about a straitlaced detective thrust deep undercover into the unfamiliar world of male stripping.
Theatre eXceptional strives to create work FOR, ABOUT, and INCLUDING artists with disabilities. The Advanced Training Program is a year-long, invite-only program that provides intense technique based training and professional performance opportunities for dedicated actors with physical and cognitive disabilities.
A Dose of Theatre
Celebrated local performer Joshua Goff performs a monologue from “Split Decision”.
Awake in the Dark
Actor, author, artist, Scott Swenson reads selections from his 4 books of dark poetry and short stories. Recorded in an intimate setting, Scott will share tales from his twisted imagination. His poetry has been described as an unholy melding of Dr. Seuss and Edgar Allen Poe...with swear words. Swenson’s short stories often reimagine classic monster themes with an unexpected contemporary overlay.