Jobsite was born right about this time 11 years ago. Five guys, a crazy idea and a couple of credit cards. We’ve done alright since that very humble beginning at the Silver Meteor. Did you see our retrospective video?
Now Jobsite is looking ahead, and we’re inviting you to be a part of our next ten years. We’re truly looking forward to ten more years of bringing great theater, daring theater, innovative theater to the Tampa Bay area. We look forward to doing that whether it’s a brand new work like our blockbusters The March of the Kitefliers or Pericles or a fresh award-winning new play like the gripping Rabbit Hole. We look forward to continuing to develop this mighty ensemble, and nurturing local talent not only through our mainstage but through our Job-side Projects. We look forward to continuing to give back to the community like we have for The Poynter Institute, Hillsborough Association of Retarded Citizens, our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tampa Fire Rescue Museum or the 9/11 Widows and Children Fund.
We consider ourselves lucky. At a time when many theaters across the country (including theaters not that far away from us) are cutting programming, production values, salaries or closing down altogether, Jobsite continues to move forward.
We are currently working out a long-term agreement with the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, which will give us a space to call our own for years to come. Similar to The Florida Orchestra, Jobsite is an independent not-for-profit organization – wholly separate from TBPAC, but who uses the TBPAC facilities to present our work. TBPAC is a great partner who we’re very thankful for.
You can help us make our 20th anniversary by making an end-of-year donation to keep this precious community resource alive. Corporate donations and grants have been down for some time nationwide. The only way we can really control our financial destiny is through folks like you – who buy season tickets and choose to make contributions to Jobsite. There is no such thing as a small gift.
I hope you consider it. You can make a donation by visiting our website and using one of the methods listed there. Donations may also be made in person at the theater on any night of a show.
I am happy to meet, speak or type to anyone who might have more questions about giving or sponsorship opportunities with Jobsite. I’ll make myself available however I’m able.
David M. Jenkins
Producing Artistic Director