Welcome

Welcome to Innovocative Theatre, where we believe theatre should be innovative, evocative, and thought provoking. We are based in the Tampa Bay area, and we strive to produce theatre that engages the audience in powerful character-driven stories. We think theatre should make you think; that theatre should open up a dialogue, and that theatre can be a way to safely examine differing point of views.

Welcome

Welcome to Innovocative Theatre, where we believe theatre should be innovative, evocative, and thought provoking. We are based in the Tampa Bay area, and we strive to produce theatre that engages the audience in powerful character-driven stories. We think theatre should make you think; that theatre should open up a dialogue, and that theatre can be a way to safely examine differing point of views.

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COLUMBINUS
by Stephen Karam & PJ Paparelli

“COLUMBINUS, a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence.” –Dramatic Publishing

  • Peter Marks of The Washington Post called it “An ambitious examination of the suburbanization of evil, directed with a surefire sense of theatricality by PJ Paparelli.”
  • The New York Times reviewer (of the Off-Broadway production) wrote: “Mr. Karam and Mr. Paparelli have captured authentic notes of adolescent anxiety and yearning in briskly drawn scenes…”
  • “An unnerving study in adolescent angst, Columbinus relentlessly paints a bold picture that bears witnessing…it merges the fact of the Columbine massacre with a harrowing impression of what life is like in high schools today.”  — Star-Ledger

In August…

“No, it’s not a typo. The new theatre company’s name is Innovocative Theatre, which immediately gets a red underline when I type it in my Word document (it thinks it’s a misspelling). There is obviously no such word, but it has been cleverly created by Staci Sabarsky and Dennis Duggan for their new theatre company, incorporating two of my favorite words, ‘innovative’ and ‘provocative.”

— Peter Nason —

“…we excitedly welcome Innovocative Theatre to our local theatre family. And the good news is, they score a win with their first outing.”

— Broadway World  —

“— Innovocative seems poised to become a significant player in a theater scene that urgently needs more production companies.”

— Creative Loafing —

“Staci Sabarsky, Artistic Director for Innovocative Theatre, makes her mark in our area with her strong direction of KEELY & DU–acting, stage movement, and pace are all top flight”

— Peter Nason — (Broadway World)

“Innovocative Theatre entered the Tampa theatre scene last year with a serviceable Proof; it was a good show with lots of potential, but they weren’t quite a local player yet. That has now changed. With the powerful KEELY & DU, they have finally arrived,”

— Peter Nason — (Broadway World)

Many thanks to our season sponsor:

Thank you Theatre Tampa Bay

for nominating KEELY AND DU for Outstanding Production in 2018

Many thanks for Creative Loafing, Best of the Bay

for nominating Staci Sabarsky for Best Director