ST. PETERSBURG - The Studio@620 will present a staged reading of Baggage, a new work by playwrights with roots in the Tampa Bay Area, on Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m.
The play was written by Jaye Ann Terry, Julie Saffan, and Amanda Dodge, who will be in attendance for the reading and will discuss the themes of the play with the audience after the performance.
The central concept is that people generally fall into one of two camps, struggling with either being a “hoarder” or a “tosser.” This play is about a woman who can’t let go and her two friends who help her loosen her grip in the face of change.
Admission is by donation to benefit The Studio@620.
About the writers
Jaye Ann Terry is an attorney and writer. Together with her husband, Kevin, they have two twenty-something kids, Sean and Olivia. The couple recently moved to Tallahassee, but St. Petersburg is home.
Julie Saffan is a native New Yorker but has called St. Petersburg her home for almost 20 years. She lives with her husband Jeff, and sons Nick and Matt. Saffan works at Stetson’s College of Law’s Finance department. In her free time she likes to swim, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Amanda Dodge is a Cinema Studies major who just finished her freshman year at UCF with plans to move to New York City after graduation. This is Dodge’s first play that she has written and is very excited to present it. She has acted, directed, and choreographed past theatre productions and is currently with St. Petersburg City Theatre.
The Studio@620 is a nonprofit arts venue located at 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.