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 $100,000 Goal

We may live in uncertain times, but I’m certain we’re part of a great community. Your support over the past few years helped us survive a global pandemic that not every regional theater survived. The way we do business has changed likely for good, with costs still at an all time high.

Since we started our Annual Campaign the funds raised have allowed us to inspire and entertain over 150,000 people while employing over 400 artists — all who call this region home. It has allowed us to develop an education program that has offered over 20,000 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. The Annual Campaign also allows us to keep a majority of the cost of a ticket going into the pockets of our artists, and not to overhead.

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. In 2022 we finally returned to in-person attendance for Romeo & Juliet, and now a few weeks before opening student matinees of Hamlet are again almost completely sold out.

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 and the Wall Street Journal. We’re the only company in the history of this region to ever be named as a finalist for the prestigious American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Award and are a five-time finalist for the NEA’s Shakespeare in American Communities Award.

Please join us in 2023 by standing alongside our 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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