To promote and support professional theatre in the Tampa Bay Area
Board of Directors 2020
Dewey Davis- Thompson
Jeff Norton Dream Grant for Professional Theatre Artists Theatre Tampa Bay, the alliance of the region’s professional theatre artists & organizations, is proud to announce the creation of an annual, unrestricted grant for theatre artists. In the memory of the late artist and teacher, Jeff Norton, whose immeasurable impact on the Bay area theatre scene is still being felt, TTB is deliberately keeping the grant criteria broad and the application simple.We wish to encourage artists to dream “If I only had $500, I would…”
GRANT AMOUNT $525 plus TTB membership
The funds are totally unrestricted and may be used for any kind of project including production, education, and travel or to purchase equipment.
Applicants should submit by September 1st:
•A single-page narrative explaining how the funds will be used and the effect of the grant on his or her work as a theatre artist. The narrative should use one-inch margins and a 12-point sans serif uncondensed typeface such as Arial or Helvetica.
The top line should list the artist’s name, email, and phone, preferably a cell number.
•A current theatrical resume.
Please attach both items, saved as .pdfs, to an e-mail with the SUBJECT: Norton Dream Grant and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A panel of judges representing the ttb Theatres will select the most compelling narrative. The panel will be comprised of at least five members including the ttb Board President, one ttb Theatre Artistic Director and one ttb Member Actor. Panel will include at least one representative from each side of the Bay. If there is no consensus, the recipient will be selected by a simple majority of the panel.
TTB Judging Program
Tampa has a thriving and rapidly growing Professional theatre community. In an effort to recognize excellence in performance and design, The Theatre Tampa Bay Awards, also called the TTB’s, were created. A panel of 10 independent judges, who are approved by the Artistic Directors of each eligible company, see and score every production in the following categories:
- Outstanding Production
- Outstanding Director
- Outstanding Music Direction
- Outstanding Set Design
- Outstanding Lighting Design
- Outstanding Costume Design
- Outstanding Sound Design
- Outstanding Choreography/Fight Direction
- Outstanding Lead Actor
- Outstanding Lead Actress
- Outstanding Featured Actor
- Outstanding Featured Actress
- Outstanding Ensemble
Judges are on the panel for a maximum of 3 years but can participate for multiple terms as long as there is a one year gap between terms.
Based on the judges scores, a show will become TTB Recommended when:
- A majority of the judges recommends AND
- The average score of the judges exceeds a certain threshold
Once a show becomes TTB Recommended, an email is sent out to the full TTB mailing list, and the TTB website is updated.
All this work builds up to the Annual TTB Awards Gala, held at the end of the current season.