Art2Action presents original performance works by artists of color, women and queer/trans-identified artists; as well as cultural organizing events.

SAVE THE DATES!  February 2-5, 2017

R&R Festival: Recovery to Regeneration

Art2Action, Americans for the Arts & USF will co-host the 4th National Summit on Arts & Health in the Military, in conjunction with the *new* R&R Festival: From Recovery to Regeneration – the first national festival of performances by, for, about and with Veterans (made possible by the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund for National Projects).  TICKETS available soon!


In 2016-17, our  Veteran Arts Program ramps up, with the monthly Veterans Community Open Mic, featuring local & national guest artists, the 1st Sunday of every month at a new location: Tre Amici @ The Bunker.  Co-hosts and guest artists have included Linda Parris-Bailey and The Carpetbag Theatre, The War & Treaty, Andresia “REAL” Moseley, Marc “SoManyStylz” Reid, Brooke King, and more!  Mark your calendars for the “R &R Festival: From Recovery to Rejuvenation” in conjunction with the National Summit on Arts & Health in the Military, February 2-5, 2017!  And look for more veteran workshops and expanded offerings in the Spring!


2014-16, Art2Action presented THIS Bridge: Arab, Muslim & Middle Eastern Artists Series in collaboration with the University of South Florida, Tampa. Visit the program page for info & details, check out our THIS Bridge VIMEO page, or follow #ThisBridge on social media!


Additional past presenting has included … Development residencies and work-in-progress performances of Speed Killed My Cousin, by Linda Parris-Bailey and The Carpetbag Theatre, co-presented by the USF Department of Theatre in October 2013, and Sacred Grounds Coffee House in 2012 (with support from Alternate ROOTS Partners in Action).

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The Carpetbag Theatre performing an excerpt of “Speed Killed My Cousin” by Linda Parris-Bailey at Sacred Grounds Coffee House. Ashley Wilkerson plays Debra White, an Iraq war veteran, with Bert Tanner as her father, David White, a Vietnam war veteran.

Eleven Reflections on September, presented by Art2Action at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Shimberg Playhouse, 2011.  This presentation was featured in the Tampa Bay Times and showcased by the National Performance Network (NPN) Live & On Stage.  For more information about Eleven Reflections, see our Original Works page.

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Aida Shahghasemi and Andrea Assaf performing in “Eleven Reflections on September” at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, 2011.

National Pre-Conference on Directing & Ensemble Creation, in collaboration with Pangea World Theater, hosted by the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Theatre, in conjunction with the NPN Annual Meeting, December 2011.  For more information about the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation, visit our Institute page.


A break-out session at the NPN pre-conference on “Directing & Ensemble Creation” hosted by the USF Department of Theatre, organized by Art2Action and Pangea World Theater, 2011.