Studio@620, Craig Christie, and Bob Devin Jones
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ORIGIN THEATRICAL The Studio@620 welcomes Craig Christie, direct from Australia, and his play "Jungle Bungle". It’s a new day and a new school for Oliver, and making a new friend when he meets Claire in the school ground doesn’t help him with the feeling that nothing is as it should be.. Join Claire and Oliver on an exciting musical safari created to engage the young and young at heart in a magical adventure. "Jungle Bungle" explores the theme of fear of the unknown while celebrating friendship, individuality and imagination. A wonderful show for all the family especially aimed at 4 – 10 year olds. Co-Directed by Bob Devin Jones and Craig Christie. Featuring a revolving cast comprised of PCCA Gibbs High Students: Lauren Crandall, Tommy B. Hansana, John Kammerer, Auhria Newton-Reynolds, and Jermaine Robinson.
Soul of America
Studio@620, ALEX, and Bob Devin Jones
ALEX and Studio@620 Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones are creating a collaborative event that you won't want to miss! “Soul of America” is an unplugged musical and literary arts celebration in appreciation of African-American music compositions and literary works that have contributed to America's culture. Historical Fact: In 1979 President Jimmy Carter formally recognized the cultural and financial contributions of 'black' music. In 2000, US Representative Chaka Fattah sponsored House Resolution 509, which formally recognized the importance of African-American music on culture and the economy during President Bill Clinton's administration. In 2009, President Barack Obama further defined June as African American Music Appreciation month. Join in the celebration and attend this unique tribute event.
Vinicius Cantuária in Concert
Studio@620 and Vinicius Cantuária
Presented in partnership with Blue Line Music and The Palladium Theater Drawing from the rich history of Brazilian music and integrating it with jazz, avant-garde and pop,Vinicius Cantuária’s music is like a rolling rhythmic whisper filled with dramatic turns and stunning sonic ideas. Join us as he presents an evening of songs by Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. With critically acclaimed concert performances at some of the most prestigious festivals and concert halls including the North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Jazz A Vienne (France), The Vancouver Jazz Festival (Canada), The Blue Note – New York (U.S.A.), The Skirball Center – Los Angeles (U.S.A), Sydney Opera House (Australia) he continues to wow audiences throughout the world.
Addiction: Empathy or Disdain?
The Social Justice Roundtable Discussion Series The Studio@620 invites you to the latest installment of the Social Justice Roundtable Discussion Series ”Addiction: Empathy or Disdain?“on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM The evening will feature ”A Flower for Alex“, a one-act play exploring the dynamics and conflicting views that arise within a family dealing with the consequences of addiction. Playwright Chuck Reigle, a St Petersburg resident, will be among the participants in a panel discussion after the play. In ”A Flower for Alex“, siblings fall on either side of the equation with regard to the role that addiction played in the death of a loved one. Empathy or Disdain.....where do you stand? Come explore the issue with us. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
Broken Lives Illustrated
Studio@620, Nick Brengle, and Jake Troyli
The Studio@620 presents “Broken Lives Illustrated”, an art exhibit and film screening, on Friday May 2, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM. Artwork will be on display with film beginning at 8:00 PM. Artist and Filmmaker will be on hand during the event to talk about their works. Donations accepted at the door. Broken Lives Illustrated is a collaborative project by Nick Brengle and Jake Troyli, fusing film and art. The exhibit will consist of a screening of the feature length documentary, directed by Nick Brengle, standing alongside Jake Troyli’s pen and ink illustrations, which are showcased in the film. The film consists of interviews with 12 of saint Pete’s homeless population, telling their individual stories, juxtaposed with footage of Jake Troyli translating these people into fine art.
Studio@620 and Erin Tracy
The Studio@620 presents “Foreign / Familiar Cities”, a hybrid of dance theatre and film by choreographer Erin Tracy and based onInvisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Live dance integrates seamlessly with dance film shot on location in iconic settings around Tampa Bay and in exotic environments across the globe. Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally will also be featured at the event, offering cuisine from some of the foreign and familiar locations seen in the film. “Foreign / Familiar Cities” features performances from local circus and dance notable Kurt Krynski and Spec Performance’s Erin N Tracy. The piece also includes original music by New York composer Matt roi Berger. Join us for an evening of movement, travel, adventure, and delicious food! This performance is made possible through generous support from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Studio@620, Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally, and Kickstarter supporters.
Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine
Studio@620, Michael Chapdelaine, and Nate Najar
The Studio@620 invites you to an evening of amazing musical performance by guitarist Michael Chapdelaine with special guest Nate Najar on Friday April 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM. During this event, each of these talented gentlemen will play some solo numbers, both classical and otherwise, and then they will play a duet or two together. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Admission is $20, students and seniors $15. Michael Chapdelaine won the world's top competitions in both “fingerstyle” and “classical" guitar”, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. He is the only person to ever have won both awards! And of course Nate Najar is well known both locally and internationally and is a beloved favorite performer at The Studio!
Harte and Marshall: An Art Exhibition
Studio@620, John Harte, and Cora Marshall
The Studio@620 presents the artwork of John Harte and Cora Marshall April 18-27, 2014 Join us as we explore in depth the artwork of John Harte and Cora Marshall, who were selected to exhibit their work after their participation in The Studio’s “Members Only Art Show” in 2013. John works primarily in watercolor on paper while Cora paints in acrylics, oils and mixed media.
Journey to Greatness
Studio@620 and Sir Brock
The Studio@620 presents “Journey to Greatness”, the first of six Project GenYes! artist accelerator programs funded by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. “Journey to Greatness” is a new work by creator, art maker, and force Sir Brock about self-discovery in which he transforms his triumphant life struggles into empowering works of art. It features an ensemble of spectacular dancers, a multimedia installation and original music created by Nico Warren and Ryan Copeland of Nic & Ryan Productions in collaboration with Sir Brock. Blending the urban experience, the African diaspora, the avant-garde, pop culture, and classical movement, Sir Brock aims to empower people to live masterfully; creating the lives they yearn to live. “Being great is not a destination, it is an awareness and a direct connection to your true self.”—Sir Brock
Studio@620 and Karleigh Chase
"LESS" is a one woman show about being a homeless female. A large portion of women on the streets come from abusive pasts and broken homes leaving them powerless to control the downward spirals of their lives. The women in "LESS" will depict the harsh realities of a life where most only have three choices: panhandling, stealing or prostitution. See how thin the veil is between being normal and being homeless, because it can happen to anyone. The evening will also further tie in the theme of homelessness with a gallery of paintings by Ben Love, a previously homeless artist, and music from The Open Door Band, comprised of homeless and previously homeless musicians.
Madelaine Warren Sings "A Little Bit in Love"
Studio@620 and Madelaine Warren
A Night of Romance from Broadway and Beyond DIRECT FROM NEW YORK CITY TO STUDIO@620, Acclaimed NYC cabaret/concert artist, soprano Madelaine Warren, and master vocal coach/accompanist David Maiullo, present an exciting collection of song favorites by such celebrated composers as Richard Rogers, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barry Manilow, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Jerome Kern—and more—
Moon City: An Ahistorical Tale Regarding a Historical Man in a Florida Swamp
Presented by Miniature Curiosa January 16-18, 2014 The Studio@620 welcomes the return of Miniature Curiosa as they present their latest spectacle about a man who’s got dreams so big they can only fi t in the swamp. “Moon City: An Ahistoric Tale Regarding a Historic Man in a Florida Swamp” promises puppets, precariously hung light bulbs, and, of course, an entire miniature amusement park in less than ten-feet of space. This creative collaborative gave a smashing performance when they last visited The Studio and we can’t wait to see what they’ll do next! This play kicks off Miniature Curiosa’s 5 Cities, 5 Plays, 555 Days. This project promises to premiere five new plays in five different cities over the course of a year and a half, and it all starts here at The Studio!
Red as in Tooth and Claw
Studio@620 and Alice Ferrulo
Multi-Media Performance Art by Alice Ferrulo May 22-25, 2014 The Studio@620 presents associate artist Alice Ferrulo of Black Horse Theatre ... dark at its brightest. “RED AS IN TOOTH AND CLAW” unveils Elizabeth Jeanine Christina Bartholomew, a derailed soul afflicted by love, politics and betrayal portrayed by Alice Ferrulo. A roller-coaster of a ride not to be missed. Music: Philip Glass. Poetry: “The House on the Hill” and “Poor Jane” by Alice Ferrulo. Fine Art by Alice Ferrulo, Thomas Murray and Donna Mason Sweigart. Film: Alice Ferrulo. “Antoinette II” conceived in part by Mic Knight, videography by Ed Favara, edited by Scott Reus and “Four Chairs” edited by Scott Reus.
See. Hear. Feel.
A multi-sensory experience focusing on Alzheimer’s disease by Mark Feinman. You’re invited to witness and experience eight collaborative art installations that include photographs from Rossie Newson, poems by Gloria Muñoz and music by La Lucha. Each artist will perform and speak about their involvement in this collaborative event. Partial proceeds from admissions will benefit the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, which is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. There will be an open gallery hour on Sunday from 3–4 PM for folks who would like to view the artwork but who are not able to stay for the full performance. Performance will begin at 4 PM that day.
Small Brains En Masse
Studio@620 and Dennis Hlynsky
The Studio@620 invites you to experience a profound merging of technology and creativity and immerse yourself in a unique video installation. The title of the exhibition, “small brains en masse”, represents the past, present and future aspects of Dennis’s art. It is not a critical statement. It is a statement of wonder and intrigue that integrates and extends future studies by Dennis to include our very own St. Petersburg. Dennis Hlynsky is a US-based Artist, Designer and Professor at Rhode Island School of Design. “Nothing I am doing with these video recordings is complex or new. There is nothing new under the sun. The internet has given us tools to track our data exhaust —I am afraid in the future we will be comparing any creative thought we have to thousands of similar hits from a google search.” —Dennis Hlynsky
Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song
January 11-12, 2014 at The Palladium Theatre The Studio@620 is a proud partner in presenting “Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song”. This event will serve as the kick-off for the Martin Luther King Day of Service projects and St. Petersburg King Weekend Celebrations. The program is designed to inspire community service while educating the audience about the powerful role songs played in the Civil Rights Movement. The performances will include singers, musicians and narrators from the Tampa Bay Area and beyond. Held at The Palladium Theatre 253 5th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Admission is free, tickets may be obtained at the Palladium Theatre box office. Seating is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please call 727-822-3590 for information. SHOW TIMES: Sunday January 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM Monday January 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM Follow @powerofsong2015 on Twitter and find Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song on Facebook A September Penn Production Sponsored by The Dolman Law Group and The St. Petersburg College
The Divine Connection Between Form and Nature
Studio@620 and Jacqueline Amick
Artwork by Jacqueline Amick The Studio@620 presents emerging artist Jacqueline Amick and her exhibit of recent works “The Divine Connection Between Form and Nature”, October 3-9, 2014. Jacqueline is currently pursuing a degree in printmaking from The University of South Florida in Tampa. As a newly found Intaglio printmaker, she has chosen to specialize in copper etching and woodcuts. She also works in oil painting on canvas and incorporates hand painting in her intaglio/relief prints. This exhibit will feature both the final product and the plates used in their creation. “The Divine Connection Between Form and Nature” is an exhibit that displays the relationship that our Great Mother, Gaia, has with all she has created; the elements and the life forms of our earth. “The inspiration for this body of work came from my mother, who passed away in 2008; and in my eyes, has been placed back into the earth and has become part of Gaia. In many ways Gaia is the source of this body of work- but more specifically the source is my mother herself.”—Jacqueline Amick
Studio@620 and Sam Shepard
The Studio@620 welcomes the Tampa Bay Actor’s Theatre as they present “True West” by Sam Shepard June 5-8, 2014. This American classic by Sam Shepard explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a screenplay he has sold to a producer when Lee, an unbalanced thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to the executive, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak love story and write Lee’s trashy Western. Directed by Keven Renken, the theatre department chairman at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, the production stars Michael Menszycki, Andrew Hughes, William Myerholtz and Elaine Coffin.
Uncovered" Power of the Being
Studio@620 and Alex Jones
“Uncovered: Power of the Being” explores the journey to empowerment. Directed and choreographed by Alex Jones, this dance-theatre work tells the stories of five individuals as they venture from a place of powerlessness to find a source of their own personal power. This interactive dance theatre work will integrate film, photography, original artwork, and digital media to completely immerse the performance space physically, audibly, and visually. The evening will also include a special new work, “I Still Feel”, dedicated to Project GenYes! mentor Sharon Scott. Come and join the story circle October 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Studio@620 and uncover your own Power.
Upon This Rock: The Magdalene Speaks
Studio@620 and Roxanne Fay
“Who was Mary Magdalene?” Was she the fallen woman saved from public stoning? The repentant sinner who anointed Jesus’ feet? Where did she come from? What was her position in the family of Jesus’ followers? Based in the author’s study of both historical and religious sources, the play travels outside the boundaries of the simple sketch offered in the New Testament and introduces a woman of substance and the subversive path that she ultimately chose. Written and performed by award winning actor, Roxanne Fay (Studio@620 Artistic Associate), Upon This Rock strives to make flesh the woman who is called “The Apostle of the Apostles”-Mary, the Magdalene. The play is derived from Ms. Fay's novel of the same name, which will be available for purchase at the performances of the play.
A Conversation with Trees
Studio@620 and Daniel Blignaut
The Studio@620 presents “A Conversation with Trees”, an exhibit of original artwork by Daniel Blignaut. January 19-February 2, 2013 “In my latest work, I return to the subject of trees, which has fascinated me since childhood. Instead of a representational depiction, I employ something similar to an Iconographic template to portray their presence, complexity, and majesty. In “A Conversation with Trees,” I explore the visual nature of my subject matter by expressing it in a variety of textures. The chess board pattern which has always been a dominant symbol in my art now inhabits a new role as part of the broader language of pattern and texture.”— Daniel Blignaut
AF Dance Theatre II
Studio@620, Chase Adin, and Chris Ferguson
The Studio@620 welcomes the return of choreographer/director Chase Adin and composer Chris Ferguson as they present AF DANCE THEATRE II, celebrating their 5 years of collaboration. This event will premier four new works and a critically-acclaimed work from the duo’s past repertoire, and will highlight guest choreographer DeMario Henry and the VYB Dance Company. Works range from the comedic “White Man Can’t Dance”, to a dramatic story about love “The Meaning of Time”, to an exploration of sacred rituals in “Sky Burial”.
An Intimate Collaboration
Studio@620 and The Florida Orchestra
The Florida Orchestra at The Studio@620 Each performance will include musical and theatrical elements connected by a common theme. All events begin at 7:00 PM at The Studio@620, doors open at 6:20 PM. Reservations are accepted by phone at 727-895-6620 as seating is limited. Suggested donation of $10 payable at the door. This series has grown to be fantastically popular so please don’t wait to reserve your space! January 23, 2013 “All The World’s A Stage” February 20, 2013 “Hidden Gems” March 7, 2013 “Harlem Renaissance” May 15, 2013 “Romantic Revival”
Celebrate The Harlem Renaissance Initiative
Ron Bobb-Semple performs “The Spirit of Marcus Garvey” at The Studio on February 12-13 and there will be a film screening of “Harlem in Montmartre” and a discussion with the film’s Executive Producer Charles Hobson held at the Museum of Fine Arts on February 15, 2013. The Spirit of Marcus Garvey Doors open at 7 PM, Performance at 7:30 PM at The Studio@620, Feb. 12-13, All seats $15. This performance is not to be missed as Ron truly brings the spirit of Jamaican Activist Marcus Garvey to life. For Black History Month 2001, Bobb-Semple was the voice of Garvey in the PBS Special Film, “Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind.” Harlem in Montmartre Reception at 6:30 PM, Film Screening at 7:00 PM at The Museum of Fine Arts, Feb. 15, All seats $10 Harlem in Montmartre tells the story of the musicians who left America to create the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars. This remarkable performance- driven documentary features the stories and music of such key figures as Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhardt and more. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 RSVP by calling 727-895-6620. A limited number of Red Member Tickets will be accepted for each of these events.
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