Mr. Wooten’s Big Nite!
Seven Short Plays: Written By: T. Scott Wooten



Artist Biographies

T. Scott Wooten is from the great state of Arkansas, a product of its third largest city: Jonesboro.  He attended Arkansas State University where he received a BFA in Theatre Directing and Performance, while on the side, he and two friends created a sketch comedy television show entitled The Super Terrific Happy Hour.  Together they wrote over 60 comedy sketches for the show, one of which, Imaginary Friend, won third place in The National Broadcasting Society’s TOTAL Regional Conference (Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana).  At the ASU theatre department, Mr. Wooten costarred in many productions including Rumors, Never the Sinner, Lone Star, and The Beaux' Stratagem.  As a stage director he was responsible for three successful student productions of The Dumbwaiter, The Mime Crime, and No Exit.  Upon graduation he came to American Stage as an intern then became Artistic Assistant.  In 22 months of service with American Stage, he has worked backstage in various crew positions; Assistant Directed ten productions; Directed the 2004 production of The Santaland Diaries for the Mainstage; costarred in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Spinning Into Butter, two school tours, and the last two years of shows for Shakespeare in the Park; and has written 4 full-length plays and over 15 short plays.  Mr. Wooten wears and has worn many hats for the good of the theatre, and will always work and serve the business that makes him happy -- the theatre.  Mr. Wooten has the uncanny ability to sleep through any gigantic noise you can name.

Jorge Acosta was last seen as Christopher Sly in The Taming of the Shrew in American Stage’s Shakespeare in the Park.  Other American Stage credits include Armado in Loves Labour’s Lost and CheChe in the critically and popularly acclaimed Anna in the Tropics.  Other favorite roles include Polonius in Hamlet, Pozzo in Waiting for Godot, Che in Evita, various roles in The Laramie Project, and Sancho in Man of La Mancha, and as Emiliano in a staged reading of Nilo Cruz’ new play Beauty of the Father at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival.  Mr. Acosta has extensive experience in theater with children as a writer, director, vocal coach, choreographer and producer.  Some directing credits include:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Laramie Project, Party, The Yellow Boat, Evita, The Journey, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Merry Widow, Cotton Patch Gospel, Annie, and Jekyll and Hyde.  Mr. Acosta has the uncanny ability to create seven course meals for under $9.

Angela Bond spent sixteen years as a professional actress in New York City before relocating to St. Petersburg.  She won Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Handy Award for Best Actress in a Musical two years in a row for her portrayals of Eva in Evita and Lilli/Kate in Kiss Me Kate.  In St. Petersburg, Ms. Bond has been seen in American Stage’s My Way, Tapestry, It’s a Grand Night for Singing, as Hermione in The Winter’s Tale in Shakespeare in the Park, and as the original Aretta Webb in Webb’s City.  Other credits include:  Broadway and Goodspeed Opera House:  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  New York:  On the Verge, The Hot L Baltimore, Bus Stop, Julius Caesar.  Regional:  The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Barbara Eden); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (with Loni Anderson); The Student Prince (with Jerome Hines).  Ms. Bond has the uncanny ability to see through plywood without her glasses.

Michael Dayton recently appeared as Gremio in American Stage’s The Taming of the Shrew and stage managed I Left My Heart and My Way.  Other American Stage credits include Dean Strauss in Spinning Into Butter and Rev. Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest.  He has appeared at the Mark II Dinner Theater in Orlando in several of their productions including Phantom, theMusical; Brigadoon; Singing in the Rain; Damn Yankees; and George M.  Mr. Dayton appeared in Sarasota at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in Phantom and at Theater Works in CowardyCustard.  Off-Broadway, Mr. Dayton was seen as Abbott Suger in the South Street Theater production of Eternal Love.  Other New York credits include The Madness of Lady Bright;Merry-Go-Roundelay; Three Penny Opera; A Man for All Seasons and Louisiana Summer.  Other theatrical credits include The Boyfriend, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Oklahoma at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater, Pelinor in Camelot at the Alhambra in Jacksonville; and eight productions of Little Shop of Horrors as the Audrey II Manipulator.  Mr.Dayton is also an award winning artist and makes his home in St. Petersburg on Florida’s beautiful Suncoast.  Mr. Dayton has the uncanny ability to create puppets out of garbage.

Anne Marie Falvey, who is new to the Gulf Coast and delighted to be here, has been on the road of late.  Most recent appearances include Kate in Sylvia with theRepertory Theatre at Sea; Rosalind in As You Like It, Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Corrie in Barefoot in the Park, Singapore Repertory Theatre; Angelo in Measure for Measure, Women's Shakespeare Company (NYC).  Ms. Falvey has a BA in Theatre & Dance from Santa Clara University in CA, and has studied in New York City with the late, great Uta Hagen, Alfred Molina (Frida), and Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show).  Ms. Falvey has the uncanny ability to create buzz about quilting bees.

Joe Parra was last seen as Baptista in The Taming of the Shrew in American Stage’s Shakespeare in the Park.  Last year he was Verges in the Park production Much Ado About Nothing.  He has since been active on American Stage’s Mainstage in the acclaimed production of Anna in the Tropics and Golf with Alan Shepard.  Mr. Parra has been in the Tampa Bay area for about 6 years now, having moved here from Winchester, Virginia, where he was a company member of Wayside Theatre for over 12 years.  While there, he performed roles as diverse as Dr. Watson in several Sherlock Holmes plays, such as The Sign of 4, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock’s Last Case, The Diviners, as well as over 200 other roles.  Bay area theatre goers may remember Mr. Parra from Waiting for Lefty at Gorilla Theatre in Tampa, Room Service at Florida Rep in Ft. Myers, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Golden Apple in Sarasota, Kris Kringle in Here’s Love, and Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. at Show Palace in Hudson, as well as Banquo in Asolo’s touring production of Macbeth.  Other theatres across the country where Mr. Parra has performed include Berkshire Theatre Festival, Theatre West Virginia, Washington Stage Guild, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Hayloft Dinner Theatre, Tennessee Williams Center for the Performing Arts.  Mr. Parra has the uncanny ability to guess the weight of your dog within two ounces.

Julie Rowe is a graduate of Idaho State University where she recently received the Professional Achievement Award for Arts and Humanities from the College of Arts and Sciences 2005.  Local audiences will remember her at American Stage as Claire in Proof, Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Sarah in Spinning Into Butter, Biondella in The Taming of the Shrew, and a member of the cast of Tapestry.  Other favorite roles include Susie in WIT, Joselyn in Seasons Greetings, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kate in The Miracle Worker, and Naomi in Naomi in the Living Room from Durang Me, BabyMs. Rowe was named Best Actress in The Best of the Bay 2004, is the recipient of the 2002 Best Actress Tennessean Award, and the 2001 and 2000 Best Supporting Actress Tennessean Award and was awarded the Tampa Bay United Way Volunteer of the Year 2005.  Ms. Rowe has the uncanny ability to work for six years without sleep.

Kelly Sardinas was last seen as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew in American Stage’s Shakespeare in the Park.  Other favorite roles include Irina in Acorn Theatre’s The Good Doctor, Anne in Stageworks’ All My Sons, Cinderella in Gorilla’s Cinderella’s Will, Rosabella in MAD Theatre’s Perfectly Frank, and Lance Little Fish in American Stage’s Who Put The Sea Serpent In My Soup.  After receiving her AA in Musical Theatre from Florida School of the Arts and a year of training Roosevelt University, Kelly had the joy of working with several of the theatres in the greater Chicago area including Journeyman Theatre, Tinfish Theatre, and the Village Players.  Ms. Sardinas has the uncanny ability to crush cans with her teeth.

Brian Shea is a University of South Florida graduate with a BA in Theater Performance.  He has been seen in Proof, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Spinning Into Butter, Mere Mortals and Other Plays, and Lonely Planet at American Stage as well as Stagework’s Waiting for Godot, Jobsite’s Dracula and The Boys Next Door, LiveArts’ Crossing The Bay and Webb’s City, and The Actor’s Company’s Cowboy’s #2Mr. Shea has the uncanny ability to spin water into cotton candy.


Performance Dates

07/22/05 - 9:00 pm
07/23/05 - 9:00 pm
07/29/05 - 9:00 pm
07/30/05 - 9:00 pm


Tickets are a suggested donation of $9. Reservations can be made by calling 727/821-5407.

Program Overview

For Mature Audiences Only

Mr. Wooten’s Big Nite!
is set to bring the unique and original voice of T. Scott Wooten to Tampa Bay audiences on July 22.  Playing four performances only, this limited engagement of brand new works features the stylings of Jorge Acosta, Angela Bond, Michael Dayton, Anne Marie Falvey, Joe Parra, Julie Rowe, Kelly Sardinas, Brian Shea and T. Scott Wooten.

Mr. Wooten’s Big Nite! is an eclectic mix of seven short plays written by man about town Mr. T. Scott Wooten.  This inaugural performance bodes to be a theatrical event unlike anything else in St. Petersburg; a kaleidoscope of silly, surprising, and surrealist sketches that will tickle your funny bone and leave your brain boiling.  Join the merry band of Mr. Wooten’s Big Nite! as they bring these original works to life at The Studio@620.  Seven original pieces, nine fantastic actors, four performances only…that adds up to 20!

Quirky White Chicks Productions is in its second season of producing interesting, witty pieces with unique voices and perspectives.  Founded in Nashville, Tennessee by two Quirky White Chicks, Julie Rowe and Julie Stemmler, QWC’s first production, Durang Me, Baby, received such critical notes as “Chicks score big in quirky Durang Me, Baby…hilariously performed…” and “This production has a delightfully daffy ensemble feel, and provides a worthy alternative to more conventional theatrical fare.”  Durang Me, Baby went on to win two Tennessean Awards from Kevin Nance of The Tennessean.