- 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting
- 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play
- 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play
- 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
What It’s AboutIn a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees (Georgia Mallory Guy, Brian Shea, and Thomas Morgan) clean the theater between screenings and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming far more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. Bay area theatergoers may recall Baker’s work from the recent critically-acclaimed production of The Aliens at Stageworks Theater, directed by Jobsite Producing Artistic Director David M. Jenkins.
Why It’s For You
Remember the first time you got up the courage to tell someone you loved them? Can you still remember that one person you never told? Or the first time you stood up for a belief? The Flick portrays a stage of life everyone has been through – or are in right now. A time of finding your identity and purpose, figuring out your future, and experiencing setbacks and disappointments. A time of searching for a better life without quite knowing at times how to achieve success or how to overcome failure.
About The PlaywrightAnne Baker is author of several award-winning plays, including Circle Mirror Transformation (2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play) and The Aliens (2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play). Baker is also the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a Hull-Warriner Award, a Steinberg Award, and the Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.
83 Degrees takes on The Thanksgiving Play and Jobsite’s part in the Tampa Bay theatre scene.
- Summer Bohnenkamp – Director
- Kristen Garza – Technical Director
- Vivian Rodriguez – Stage Manager
- Georgia Mallory Guy – Rose
- Thomas Morgan – Avery
- Brian Shea – Sam
- David Jenkins (Sep. 1-3)
- Kari Goetz (Sep. 7-10)
- Nick Hoop (Sep. 14-17)
- Jamie Jones (Sep. 21-24)
- Teah Banks – Asst. Stage Manager
- David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
- Ryan E. Finzelber – Lighting Designer
- Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer
- Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer
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