2020 – 21 Season

With an emphasis on health and safety, we began our slow, careful re-opening process in October of 2020: first with outdoor performances on the Riverwalk Stage and then in the reconfigured-for-distance Jaeb Theater. We’ve learned a lot: about how we work, about who we are and who we want to be, and about this community. With those lessons taken to heart and a renewed sense of purpose we’re ready to forge ahead with the 2021-22 season!

The first half of the season will be in the Jaeb Theater, currently seating at about 80% of capacity, and then we hope to move back into the Shimberg in March of 2022.

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Nominated

Doubt: A Parable

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed By Summer Bohnenkamp

Jan. 15 – 31, 2021

Preview Performances: Jan. 13 – 14

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

A priest, a nun, an accusation but no proof. John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama about what may or may not have happened with a student in a Bronx parochial school shoves the certainty of faith into a shadow of a doubt. Time Out NY hails this ambiguous turn of events as “an eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences; a gripping mystery, tightly written.”

Hand to God

By Robert Askins

Feb. 26 – Mar. 14, 2021

Preview Performances: Feb. 24 – 25

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

Meek and mild Jason takes solace in the Christian Puppet Ministry after the death of his father. When his originally soft-spoken puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking personality then possesses his arm, Jason unwittingly throws the town of Cypress, TX into a tizzy. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and—most especially—his mother weather further turbulence at the hands of Tyrone’s dangerously irreverent personality. Hand to God explores the fragile nature of faith, morality and the ties that bind us.

Henry V

By William Shakespeare

Apr. 9 – May 2, 2021

Preview Performances: Apr. 7 – 8

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

England’s in tumult and who ascends the throne but playboy prince Hal—an untested royal who spent his youth slumming around London. Now crowned King Henry V, he must win the respect of a nation and lead his country to greatness in an epic battle with archnemesis France. Henry gathers his troops and marches abroad only to find himself outmanned, outgunned and outmatched. In the face of death, Henry must also face himself. Can he become the king his country needs? In the annual season tradition, Jobsite reboots Shakespeare for modern times, taking Henry’s timeless tale and setting it to an original, blistering industrial score. High-def video transforms Shakespeare’s work into a modern, mesmerizing spectacle of tension, nationalism and excitement.

Weekday field trip matinees for middle and high school students are available starting Jan. 20. All groups attending our field trip performances are given custom study guides and the ability to have a visit from a teaching artist both before and after your show. Additional opportunities include on site pre- or post-show tours or Q&As.

Shockheaded Peter

Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott

Original music by The Tiger Lillies

Based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

Jun. 11 – Jul. 3, 2021

Preview Performances: Jun. 9 – 10

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

A little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Nightmare Before Christmas, Shockheaded Peter is the phantasmagorical musical staging of Heinrich Hoffman’s dark, mildly-terrifying 19th-century German children’s book Struwwelpeter. The show illuminates graphic cautionary tales about a cast of disobedient children like Young Harriett and her pyrotechnic tendencies, little Conrad and his insatiable thumb-sucking and a handful of other misbehaving youngsters who come to untimely and hilariously horrific ends. This production will be of a special, devilishly dark delight to fans of Jobsite’s much-beloved production of Gorey Stories.


Job-side Productions

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised]

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

Oct. 2, 8-10, 14, 16, 17, 2020

Wed. – Sat. 7:30pm

Riverwalk Stage, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

An outdoor encore to our highly-acclaimed 20th anniversary reboot the Tampa Bay Times said had “more polish and finesse than ever,” Jobsite’s Bad Boys of Abridgment once again lace up their doublets and Chuck Taylor’s ready to offer a riotous romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays plus the sonnets all in under two hours.

Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

By Jim Helsinger

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 & Nov. 10, 2020

Thu. – Sat., Tue. 7:30 pm; Sun. 4 pm

Tables up to four people: $99.50

Pairs of seats in the mezzanine: $55.50

A limited number of single seats in the balcony are available for $35.50

FREE for members at the Rock Star and All-Star levels.

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Regional favorite and Jobsite Ensemble member Giles Davies brings this stunning one-person tour-de-force that formerly dazzled audiences at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival to the Jaeb, just in time for Halloween! Literate, wildly theatrical and faithful to Shelley’s original, Davies’ virtuoso display of acting and artistry will surely keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By Anna Deveare Smith

Nov. 17–18, Dec 1–2, 2020

Tue. – Wed. 7:30 pm

Tickets: Single seats: $20 | Pair of seats: $40 | Table up to four: $80

FREE for members at the Rock Star and All-Star levels.

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

When this drama premiered shortly after the Rodney King riots, the Los Angeles Times called it “the most comprehensive literary response” that channeled “the cacophony of voices at the city’s heart.” Some 28 years after those events Anna Deavere Smith’s one-person masterpiece continues to reverberate powerfully within the context of our current times. Jobsite Ensemble member and nationally-recognized spoken word artist Andresia Moseley breathes new life into Smith’s multi-character script based on the testimonies of those who were there.