Jobsite Theater Inc

A nonprofit organization

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Jobsite Theater is dedicated to the creation of socially and politically relevant theater and the pursuit of performing it to the broadest possible audience. Jobsite has established and will continue to evolve a collective of like-minded artists, creating a supportive environment where artists of all disciplines may experiment, hone, and apply their skills in a professional laboratory environment.

Through all forms of theater – experimental, new plays, contemporary masterpieces, and the classics – as well as our extensive educational and community outreaches programmed year-round, Jobsite hopes to inspire audiences to become not just consumers, but true citizens.

Fast facts:

  • We bring over 15,000 people into downtown Tampa every year with an overall economic impact of almost $750,000.
  • We hire only local professional artists and 85 cents of every dollar spent on a ticket goes back into the pocket of these artists. 
  • In 2018 we hired almost 60 artists of every imaginable discipline: actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, musicians, composers, choreographers and so on.
  • Our education programs currently reach over 2,500 students annually, and this figure continues to grow every year. We not only bring middle and high schoolers into our theater for weekday field trips of professionally-produced versions of literary greats (in 2018 we offered Shakespeare's The Tempest and George Orwell's 1984) but we also send teaching artists into the schools before and after their visits.

For 20 years, Jobsite has delighted audiences while receiving local, regional, and national acclaim. Jobsite is the only theater company in the region to be honored as a finalist in the American Theater Wing's National Theater Company competition. Jobsite regularly tops annual lists from Creative Loafing Tampa and BroadwayWorld, and just last year received 36 Theatre Tampa Bay Nominations.

Jobsite has an ever-expanding education program, blooming from 4 performances geared to student populations a year to over 24 in just two year's time. This year's education programs reached 2,500 students in Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, and Manatee counties. All tickets to these weekday matinees are made to schools at low to no cost, and we offer each and every school group that attends one of our shows pre- and post-show visits to the schools, study guides, on-site tours and Q&A sessions and much more and no additional costs.

Another way we try to reach deep into our community is through our series of post-show talks and lectures where we invite experts, scholars, and members of our community to engage in lively discussions and question and answer sessions with audience members on a wide array of topics associated with the production we are putting on. Recent community partners have included the St. Petersburg College Department of Theater, USF Dept. of Women and Gender Studies and the USF Trans Student Union; the Tampa JCC and Federation; the Poynter Institute and the Tampa Bay Times; Florida Holocaust Museum; Tampa Bay History Center; The Spring; Metropolitan Ministries; CAIR Florida; Amnesty International; as well as noted scholars such as Dr. Roy Kaplan, Dr. Abraham Khan,  Dr. Alisha Menzies, and Dr. Jacob Abraham.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Jobsite Theater Inc

Tax id (EIN)

59-3561564

Categories

Arts & Culture Education Community

Address

PO Box 7975
Tampa, FL 33673

Phone

8134767378

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