1010 NWC MacInnes Pl, Hillsborough, Tampa, FL 33602
Jobsite Theater is an incorporated professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theater company that has been serving the Tampa Bay area since 1998. Most of our productions occur in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, where we are the official theater company in residence.
Jobsite has become a dominant regional presence through professionally produced daring and unique programming, by nurturing area talent through our Ensemble Program, and by an unwavering commitment to the energetic creative class that we’ve served since our first steps.
One of our areas of emphasis is the creation of new work and exploration of texts often overlooked in the hustle to produce “what’s hot” coming out of New York. The 2018-19 season marks the twentieth year we’ve dedicated an entire mainstage production to a non-published play (Edgar & Emily). Each season also hosts new or otherwise under-produced works by writers from around the world.
Jobsite is committed to community engagement on multiple levels. We provide weekday matinees and in-class outreach opportunities to middle and high schools, and also regularly work with colleges across five counties. We regularly partner with community organizations and host a series of public forums to bring people together in dialogue on a wide range of topics.
Jobsite Theater is dedicated to the creation of socially and politically relevant theater and the pursuit of performing it to the broadest possible audience. Jobsite has established and will continue to evolve a collective of like-minded artists, creating a supportive environment where artists of all disciplines may experiment, hone, and apply their skills in a professional laboratory environment.
Through all forms of theater – experimental, new plays, contemporary masterpieces, and the classics – as well as our extensive educational and community outreach programs, Jobsite hopes to inspire audiences to become not just consumers, but true citizens.