Actors

freeFall Theatre operates under a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) contract with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. We hire a mixture of professional actors, both union and non-union, and take our commitment to the lives and livlihoods of the professional artists we employ very seriously.

Click here to read bios of freeFall's current acting company.

Click here if you are a professional actor (Equity or Non-Equity) and would like to audition for freeFall.

Artistic and Administrative Staff

Eric Davis, Artistic Director

I have loved the theatre since a very young age, and am grateful that I've been able to live my life as a practitioner of this artform. I believe very strongly in the transformative power of theatre on the individual and the community, and look forward to sharing a wide array of stories and experiences with you and the characters of many seasons to come.

Jim Sorensen, Managing Director

As a child of military parents, I grew up without a true 'home'. But for my last 20 years as an itinerant actor/manager/technician, every theatre company I worked for gave me that home by treating me as if I was family and a cherished part of their community. I look forward to passing on that gift to each artist and patron who comes through our doors, and helping to establish freeFall as a vital and vibrant part of the Tampa Bay community.

Matthew McGee, Community Outreach Director

Christopher Rutherford, Technical Director

Matt Davis, Master Carpenter

Board of Directors

Cheryl Forchilli President
Lacey Nash Secretary
Aaron Sprague Treasurer
Cathy Collins Director
Jade Dellinger Director
Jason Green Director
Rebecca Heimstead Director
Bob Devin Jones Director
James Rayfield Director
Susan Reiter Director
Kisha Robinson Director
Mindy Solomon Director
Lindsay Trensch Director
Pam Whiteaker Director
Joellen Wooten Director

Mission and Values

Our Mission

The mission of freeFall theatre is to pursue art's greater purposes and the transformative power of theatre - as a builder of community, a source of upliftment, and a builder of cultural legacy.

We will present a varied range of classical and new works that are bold, daring, and diverse. Our work will strive to be accessible, and we will present it in ways that invite, entertain, and challenge our audience.

We are committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Tampa Bay through our efforts to provide broad access to theatre that represents a high level of artistic achievement, and through educational programs that increase the community's understanding and enjoyment of live theatre.

Our Values

freeFall was founded with eight guiding values that we strive to uphold along with our mission.

1. Risk taking and a sense of daring

We will take risks, both in our selection of material and in the way that we present the works we choose. Expect to be astonished or challenged in some way whenever you see a freeFall production. We will bring you the work of the boldest playwrights, composers, lyricists, directors, designers, and actors.

2. Relevance

We will present work that is relevant to the world and community in which we live. Whether the plays are four months or four hundred years old, they will be works of theatre that speak to the particular times in which they are presented.

3. Universal integrity

We will strive to present works of theatre that are of the highest possible quality in every conceivable area - from production values like sets, props, and lighting to literary merit, direction, acting, and the like. We will place an emphasis on the idea that no single aspect of the art and craft of theatre is more or less important than another.

4. Dedication to artists

We will set as our ultimate goal the ideal of a resident company of actors that will make freeFall their artistic home. This core company will form the core of the theatre's work and create an environment where artists of the theatre can flourish and create at their highest potential.

5. National importance

We will strive to do work that is noticed by the theatre community on a national level, and is part of the active dialogue that is the American Theatre. We will position ourselves to become a company that creates work that goes on to other theatres in New York, regionally, and internationally. In this way, we give voice to not only our artists' perspective and vision, but those of our particular community.

6. Theatricality

We will seek to maintain and explore styles and devices that keep live performance unique as compared to recorded media. We will emphasize the many powerful differences that theare has to offer. In doing so, we hope to bring new audiences to an enduring art form that nourishes community.

7. Authenticity

We will always seek to create experiences that are visceral and authentic. We will attempt to thrill our audiences with surprisingly honest work. This reflects our belief that the strength of live performance lies in the fact that it is a real experience that is happening NOW, which is shared by the artists and the audience.

8. Sustainability

We will be sensitive to the needs of the wider world around us and take measures to lessen and offset the negative environmental impacts of the work we create.

The Space

6099 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710

freeFall Theatre's beautiful sprawling 3-acre campus is home to a wide variety of events from our season of mainstage performances to movies outdoors under the stars on our "green". We can host gatherings from meetings to corporate nights to weddings. Call 727.498.5205 to inquire about event rentals or click here to download our Rental Information Documents.