Exciting News!

We are almost half-way to our 2019 Annual Campaign goal, and the Gobioff Foundation has generously offered a $15,000 matching grant to help close out the year. This grant allows you to DOUBLE the impact of your tax-deductible gifts until funds are depleted.

Join Our Annual Campaign

Our $85,000 Goal

We may live in a very uncertain time, but I am at least certain that we are part of a great community.

I am continually astonished by your generosity, even in the face of a global crisis. Since we started our Annual Campaign in 2015 the funds raised have allowed us to inspire and entertain over 80,000 people while employing over 200 artists all who call this region home. It has allowed us to develop an education program that has offered over over 12,000 students access to professional, engaging theater in our home at the Straz Center while educating and sparking the imaginations of even more directly in their classrooms at school. This Annual Campaign has also allowed us to put 85% of every dollar you spend on our tickets back into the pockets of our artists.

In 2020 we brought over 1,600 students into our theater for A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the way to impacting over 5,000 students in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee counties with all of our programs.

We’ve grown from humble beginnings, first occupying a converted casita “on the wrong side of the tracks” in Ybor City to now serving as the resident company of one of the largest performing arts centers in the country. We’re not only consistently recognized regionally for the quality of our programming, but also boast a national reputation with coverage in publications like American Theatre Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, and our placement as a finalist for the prestigious American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Award — the only regional company in this area to ever be so honored.

Despite the 2017-18 season being an intense struggle for us with the losses to arts and culture funding (the state cut 93.5% of all funding) that forced us to cancel performances planned for underserved and at-risk students and Hurricane Irma that devastated the run of our season opener, you helped us raise close to $85,000. Due to the many successes of our 2018-19 season we were able to put back a little of what we lost, but it is getting clearer by the day that the current COVID-19 crisis is going to have an even deeper impact on our ability to move forward.

Please join us in helping us make our 2020 goal by standing up alongside our many generous supporters who believe in our work, our mission, and our importance in this community by giving to our Annual Campaign today!

David M. Jenkins, Ph.D. – Producing Artistic Director

“The Gobioff Foundation is proud to support Jobsite Theater, an integral and essential part of the arts community in the Tampa Bay area. We’re excited to help them reach the next step in their journey.”

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“Jobsite Theater brought the Bay area successful productions of more plays of real substance than any other local house.… Jobsite has become a real treasure, indispensable to our arts scene.” – Creative Loafing

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