Stageworks prides itself not only on providing quality performances to the community but also on being Tampa Bay's oldest professional theatre company. Founded by Carnegie-Mellon and University of California-Berkeley theatre graduate Anna Brennen, the company offers performances of classic tales such as To Kill a Mockingbird, but also offers other genres.
The theater group moved into its new home near the port district in August 2011 after years of fundraising. Located in the Grand Central at Kennedy it is on the ground floor of one of the two buildings in the complex, which features a pleasant courtyard. It's basically a black-box theater, with 99 purple seats facing the high-ceilinged playing area and excellent backstage facilities. There's a spacious lobby and rehearsal hall in the two-story, 8,000-square-foot space. It's a classic black box set-up.