ABOUT POWERSTORIES THEATRE & OUR FESTIVALS
Powerstories offers an artistic platform empowering, encouraging, and enabling diverse voices to inspire audiences worldwide through the gift of sharing strong voices and meaningful stories. We provide opportunities for artists and playwrights of all genres to share their original plays and musicals. This is showcased in two weekends, highlighting eye-opening, conversation-starting, humorous, heartbreaking, true, and fictionalized plays and musicals.
The mission of Powerstories Theatre is to stage true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide. The purpose is to create, present, and celebrate true stories to inspire courage and deepen understanding of ourselves and others.
Powerstories Theatre is a professional non-equity theatre that produces true or historic themed plays of social importance. For 21 years, we have helped others know the value of true stories through published and original theatre, workshops, festivals, online true story platforms, and programs for youth. Each year we produce four main stage productions in our 40-seat black box theatre, in addition to several Festivals and the Girlstories Leadership Theatre Program.
We are a member of Theatre Tampa Bay, a local organization that promotes and supports professional theatre in the Tampa Bay Area. In 2010, Powerstories won The Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, presented to Powerstories at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama. Powerstories has also won the Spirit of Humanity Award from the DeBartolo Foundation, the Community Hero Award from The Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation, and The WEDU Arts and Culture Award.
VOICES of TRUTH & VOICES of WOMEN THEATRE FESTIVALS
The Powerstories Theatre philosophy is that every person, organization, corporation, and community has a powerstory to discover and share with others. The discovery and the telling of these stories create new success, invest our lives with more meaning, and connect us more vitally with others.
Currently, in our Country’s history, we feel compelled to bring about these Festivals to increase awareness and bring to light issues, challenges, concerns, and difficulties significant to people throughout the world. We support courage and confidence, deepen appreciation for diversity, and strengthen the bonds between people.
The festivals will be a combination of in-house theatre and digital productions, all live-streamed to empower, encourage, and enable diverse voices the opportunity to inspire audiences worldwide through the gift of sharing a vibrant theatrical production. We will be showcasing seven voices with each festival, highlighting eye-opening, conversation-starting, real-life, humorous, heartbreaking plays and musicals.