Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Jan. 17 – Feb. 11, 2024

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

“If music be the food of love, play on!” Jobsite’s Shakespeare tradition has become an annual centerpiece of the region’s cultural offerings. “No one ‘Rocks the Bard’ as hard, as daring, or as relevant as Jobsite and their players,” according to BroadwayWorld. A five-time finalist for the NEA’s Shakespeare in American Communities Award, Jobsite’s takes on Shakespeare have proven time and again to be exciting, “must-see” experiences.

In this joyous, rollicking comedy with music (composed by our own award-winning wunderkind Jeremy Douglass), a hurricane forces a shipwreck and young Viola believes her twin brother Sebastian drowned. Determined to survive on her own, she takes on a disguise to explore this new, mysterious land. Thus begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love … This treasured comedy brims with wild infatuations, swooning serenades, drunken high-jinks, and beloved characters.

Jobsite fans may recall an award-winning staging of this play in the Shimberg Playhouse some 10 years ago, but rest assured this will be an all-new production that will take place in the Jaeb Theater.

Weekday field trip matinees for school students are available starting Jan. 23. All groups attending field trips are offered custom study guides and visits from teaching artists before and after the show. Please call 813.222.1016 or write to learn more.

Production History

Jobsite first produced Twelfth Night, directed by David M. Jenkins, in the Shimberg Playhouse Jan. 7 – Feb. 1, 2015, when it earned a BroadwayWorld award for Best Performances of the Decade – Giles Davies and a Creative Loafing award for Best Costume Designer – Bailee Booser.

Thank You

Thanks to all of our awesome adopters of our Twelfth Night cast.

Cigar City Superstars

  • Gobioff Foundation
  • In memory of Holly Blain
  • In memory of my Shakespeare fan mother, Lucia
  • Phoenix Strategies

Duke Orsino’s Krewe

  • Chuck and Sharon Smallheer

Sir Toby’s Troubadours

  • Sharon Gobioff
  • Beth Hyde-Hood
  • Ken & Betty Phillips
  • Kimberly Smallheer
  • Erich Wieloszynski

Malvolio’s Mob

  • Sue & Jeff Belvo
  • Larry Dougherty and Taylor Ward
  • Elizabeth Fendrick
  • Andrea Graham
  • Paul & Roz Potenza
  • Stash – A Place For Yarn

Friends of Feste

  • George Adriaansen
  • Amanda Bearss
  • David & Erin Daniels
  • Shannon Escalante
  • Amy Gray
  • Chris & Amy Howland
  • Art Keeble
  • Vincent Natale
  • Erica Porch

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Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director

2015 Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Matthew Ray – Stage Manager


  • Ned Averill-Snell – Sir Toby
  • Giles Davies – Malvolio
  • Jason Evans – Captain / Fabian
  • Roxanne Fay – Feste
  • Eddie Gomez – Valentine
  • Chris Holcom – Duke Orsino
  • Nick Hoop – Sebastian
  • Jamie Jones – Sir Andrew
  • Michael McGreevy – Antonio
  • Spencer Meyers – Curio / Priest
  • Maggie Phillips – Viola
  • Ami Sallee – Mariah
  • Katrina Stevenson – Olivia


  • Bailee Booser – Costume Designer
  • Tiffany Daiber – Asst. Stage Manager
  • Jordan Foote – Assistant Director
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Jana Jones – Music Composer
  • Kaylin Gess – Lighting Designer
  • Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer

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