Jobsite Theater Education
Jobsite has worked with middle school, high school, and college-level student groups since our 2001 production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Since then, we’ve grown from simply offering student groups of 10 or more substantially reduced rates and a post-show talk with the actors to a full program that has over 35 educational outreach events in the 2018-19 season that will reach over 2,500 middle and high schoolers with both Othello and a return run of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].
In 2012, we began offering daytime matinees to school groups (Fahrenheit 451, Much Ado About Nothing). In 2016, we had a one-year partnership with both the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Saunders Foundation that allowed us to double the number of those performances, reaching thousands, while getting over 500 of them into the theater at absolutely no cost. In 2017 we entered an arrangement with Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Straz Center/Patel Conservatory to become part of their Field Trips program. Most recently we offered both The Tempest and 1984 to schools for weekday matinees in addition to our standard mainstage performance times.