POB 523 St. Petersburg, Florida 33731-0523
Journalist and playwright Dewey Davis-Thompson is the West Florida Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America and has been working in the local arts community since 1987.
Recent productions include:
Sunshine City: The Musical
Book/Lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson, Music/Lyrics by Tom Sivak
Staged Reading at The Palladium in St. Petersburg, Funded by a grant from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
Three Gay Guys
Readings in Tampa, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and La Jolla, California
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.
Dewey Davis-Thompson listens as Donna Hoke, Stephen Kaplan, Michael McKeever and Brent Englar read 3 Gay Guys at the Dramatists Guild National Convention in LaJolla.
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.
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.
What if all the conspiracy theories were true?
On February 29, 2012 WMNF’s Radio Soundstage 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.
Hear all six episodes at CosmicSignificance.com
Other 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 Gasparilla Queen have been featured in StageWorks’ Tampa Works PLAY LOCAL festival of shorts in 2013 and 2014 and his manic one-minute play Lovers’ Quorum was performed in Sarasota and read at the Miami CityWrights conference.
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 for your DOC, and rush hour will never be the same for you again! You are welcome…