​Journalist and playwright Dewey Davis-Thompson is the West Florida Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America, and a Theatre Tampa Bay judge. 

Email dewey@davis-thompson.com  

​Recent productions :

The world premiere of the new musical meiuqeR: A Tragedy in Reverse, book
and lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson, and music by Chris Romeo, will be
performed at Opera Central on April 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Starring Chris Romeo on the guitar and Harriet Hall on flute, this ten-
minute musical moves backwards in time as a guardian angel and her human
ward sing and play through critical life decisions. Inspired by the film Requiem for Dream, “meiuqeR” is the word requiem spelled backwards and is pronounced “maker”.

St. Petersburg Opera’s Maestro Mark Sforzini presents meiuqeR as a part of Creative Collaborations, an evening of new works by local composers, 7:30 PM April 6 at 2100 First Avenue South,
St.Petersburg, Florida. FMI:
StPeteOpera.org

Sunshine City: The Musical
Book/Lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson, Music/Lyrics by Tom Sivak
​​Staged Reading  at The Palladium in St. Petersburg with a grant from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

Sunshine City is based on the true story of a faux swimsuit scandal in the 1920s.
Listen to the song “Dear Editor” from a staged reading of Sunshine City 
​performed by Jan Neuberger, Becca McCoy and Melissa Misener.  The video below is  Mackenzie Winters-Bryant singing “If I Loved Anyone.”

      Dear Editor, from Sunshine City

Dewey Davis-Thompson, Donna Hoke, Stephen Kaplan, Michael McKeever and Brent Englar read 3 Gay Guys at the Dramatists Guild National Convention in LaJolla.

Three Gay Guys has had readings in Tampa, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and La Jolla, Califor​nia

On the Air:

A familiar voice on WMNF, Dewey interviews artists, actors, directors and playwrights for Art in Your Ear.  Listen to a recent program with copywriter Rusty Smart, graphic designer Roman Black and tattoo artist J Michael Taylor.

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In Print and on the web

​​Dewey was the theatre critic for ​The Gazette for two decades and the news director/co-host of Out in Open, ECOS, In Your Own Back Yard, and several other radio programs all the way back to 1987. 

Continually in print “somewhere” since 1981, Dewey’s interviews, theatre reviews and articles have appeared in The Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Creative Loafing, The Baum Bugle, The Dramatist magazine and numerous other publications.

Literally the first blogger in Tampa Bay, Dewey began daily posts back in 1995 when he became The Internet Adept – the first professional web developer and consultant in Florida.​

Cosmic Significance Radio Comedy:

​​What if all the conspiracy theories are true? 

​On February 29, 2012 WMNF broadcast the world premiere of Cosmic Significance 2012, a sci-fi comedy spanning the solar system in six episodes!   Join Marvel S. Day, Roger 10-4, Dante del Fuego and his android girlfriend as they battle the reptoids for the souls of humanity.  Written and directed by Dewey Davis-Thompson and Elizabeth Brackman with sound design by Dave Lassa.

Full credits and info at  CosmicSignificance.com

      1 It's All in Your Head
      2 The Emperor of Mars
      3 Venus, The Love Planet
      4 There's No Place Like Jupiter
      5 Pleasure Palace of Saturn
      6 Naked Before God
      Bonus: Atlantis!

More Productions in Tampa Bay:

The Studio@620 is one of St. Petersburg, Florida’s artistic and social treasures. Bob Devin Jones’ hospitality and fearlessness are reflected in the simple motto “Yes!” 

620 is the venue of the WMNF Soundstage Radio Theatre project, recorded in front of live audience. On the right,  Bonnie Agan stars in what is sometimes called the longest monologue ever from Eugene O’Neill’s Before Breakfast, adapted for radio and directed by Dewey Davis-Thompson.

620 was also the venue for the most recent production of Ganymede, A Divine Comedy by Dewey Davis-Thompson, which premiered at The Suncoast Theatre in St. Petersburg in 2008.

Photos from Ganymede, A Divine Comedy
​by Dewey Davis-Thompson at The Studio@620.

Dewey’s plays The Manatee’s Tale of Extinction and The Gasparilla Queen were produced as part of StageWorks’ PLAY LOCAL festival of shorts in 2013 and 2014.  

His manic one-minute play Lovers’ Quorum was performed in Sarasota’s Got A Minute Festival in 2008,  and at the St. Petersburg “City of Writers” Proclamation Ceremony in 2010, and read at the Miami CityWrights conference in 2016.

“I’m not wearing that dress!” The true story of an unwilling debutante in The Gasparilla Queen.

A Surprise Gift:
​Hey guess what! You read all the way to the bottom of this page. That is so cool. Thank you! For that I have a special audio short for you with advice on how to deal with that awful traffic on your daily commute.  You can substitute chocolate with your favorite vice, and rush hour will never be the same for you again!  You are welcome…

      Psychic Putt Putt