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2018 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

December 4-9, 2018; various times Our 2018-2019 Season marks the sixth anniversary of this not-to-be-missed event! It’s your  opportunity to see staged readings of local authors’ plays here– first– before they hit the big time! Best of all, it’s just $15 to see all 14 performances over six days, and get a nifty laminated keepsake ticket (or, you could … Read more

Submit to the Junior Night of Our Local Playwrights’ Showcase

Do you live in our near Gainesville, Florida? Are you age 18 or under? Have you written a short play (twenty minutes or less)? If you answered “yes” to all three, you’re in the right place! (If you’re over 18 and would like to submit to our festival, please go to this page, instead!) Please … Read more

2017 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

December 7-17, 2017; various times Our 2017-2018 Season marks the fifth anniversary of this not-to-be-missed event! For audiences, it’s the opportunity to see staged readings of local authors’ plays here– first– before they hit the big time! For local playwrights, it’s the opportunity to see how your play works with real actors and real audiences so that you can … Read more

Gainesville Homegrown in the News

A big thank you to our friends at gainesvilledowntown.com for an awesome writeup this week! Acrosstown Theatre Puts Playwrights in Spotlight

2016 Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase

December 8-11, 2016; various times Our 2016-2017 Season marks the fourth anniversary of this not-to-be-missed event! For audiences, it’s the opportunity to see staged readings of local authors’ plays here– first– before they hit the big time! For local playwrights, it’s the opportunity to see how your play works with real actors and real audiences so that you can … Read more

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Support the ART Today! The ART is a completely volunteer-run organization– theatre for the community by the community— and everything we do here (whether it’s a glamourous stage production or simply paying our rent and utilities) is achieved through ticket sales and generous donations from people just like you. Please consider supporting the Acrosstown with … Read more

2016 | 01 Hometown Knights – WORLD PREMIERE

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its world premiere production of Hometown Knights by Chuck Lipsig, directed by Jessica Arnold and Chuck Lipsig, opening Friday, January 15, at 8:00 PM and running Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM through January 31. Hometown Knights is a comedic new twist on … Read more

Submit a Play to our Local Playwrights’ Showcase

Are you a local (in or around Gainesville, Florida) playwright? GREAT! We’d like to know you better, and maybe help you become an even better playwright by performing your original work as a staged reading with real, live actors at our annual Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase in May! This can be an invaluable experience … Read more

Rehearsing for Playwrights’ Showcase

Our casts are busily rehearsing December’s Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase! Eight plays in total; pictured above is the cast of Chuck Lipsig’s musical, The Mad Scientist’s Wonderful Children. Do you have your tickets yet? For a limited time, see as many plays as you’d like over the four-day festival for just $15. Not each … Read more

Audition Update!

Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights' Showcase

In a previous post we mentioned the upcoming auditions on November 8 & 9 for Hometown Knights and the Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase. We’ve had more than a few people ask what the lineup is this year for the showcase, so here you go! Thursday, Dec 3, 8:00 PM Turning Tables a farce written by Esteban … Read more