2105 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
PO Box 18021
Tampa, FL 33679
Girls in the Boat was inspired by the true stories of the U.S. women’s Olympic rowing team. A group of smart, fiery young women fights discrimination and prejudice to compete in the male-dominated sport of rowing, finding an unlikely ally in a taciturn men’s coach. Together, they confront ridicule and overcome obstacles. The women refuse to sit on a bus and wait their turn in a battle for gender equality in a sport that makes national news and takes them to the world championships. Against the rhythm of their oars, these women forge bonds and overcome disagreements in their search for greatness. Despite their diverse backgrounds and politics, they pull together to reach their goals in a fast-paced drama that reminds us of what we can all do if we have a common purpose. As our heroines break barriers of race and gender, their newly minted U.S. women’s rowing team becomes the most-winning sports team in American history.
Fran Powers – Director
Rowing Coach Kathy Fountain
Rowing Coach Rosanna Gramuglia
Brianna Brand – Stage Manager
Lynette Adames – Girl 5
Alli Bica – Girl 3
Iman Bijou – Girl 7
Pluto Boll – Coxwain
Samantha Bollinger – Girl 4
Bianca Borge – Girl 2
Leyla-Jade Curbelo – Bow
Kenneth Grace – Coach/Dad/Man
Kathryn Huettel – Girl 6
Tito Mercado – Journalist/Boy/Boy Rower
Lindsey Reed – Stroke
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED!
The cast and crew went back and forth between ERIN ELIZABETH AND ROSIE but finally selected ROSIE.
Erin E. Hanson is a Ruskin, Fl native who was a multiple sport award winning athlete in Hillsborough County all through high school, graduating as Valedictorian of Lennard Collegiate Academy in 2017. She rowed competitively for The University of Tampa (undergraduate and master degree completed in 5 years) winning medals in multiple regattas in several different categories. Erin is now the Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach at The University of Tampa (NCAA Division II). Prior to attending college Erin had never even been in a crew shell! Erin has been active with The Positive Coaching Alliance, and is a Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation Community Hero of Tomorrow.
She is a warrior, a goddess..From Wikipedia—Athena or Athene, often given the epithet Pallas, is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, warfare, and handicraft who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name.
Inspiration, aspiration, strength, emboldenment, and courage, courage, courage.
To honor the early years of Powerstories, this is first play to travel outside of Florida and be performed, featuring true stories. It is a tribute to the many women who have worked tirelessly to help others be empowered and emboldened.
Indomitable developed into a specific kind of strength. By the 1800s, indomitable was being used for people whose courage and persistence helped them to succeed in difficult situations.
Powerstories will showcasing a retrospective of our many seasons at our theatre on Kennedy Boulevard. If you have any photos you’d like to share, please submit via bit.ly/Powerstoriesphotos or if you have any issues, email to email@example.com.
Powerstories seeks to showcase twelve artists in conjuction with each of our season of shows. Check our Facebook for theme that we are seeking. We welcome art that can fit in a maximum 18×24 hung frame – pen and ink, painting, photography, etc. Submit at https://bit.ly/3xp2MpG.