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Deep Carnivale 2009

10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday,
Sept. 12-13, 2009
The Performing Arts Building
Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus Tampa Florida
Readings by authors and poets, songs sung by songwriters, child-friendly performances, games, activites, food and non-alcoholic beverages
Children and families, teens, adults and tribal elders
Free and open to the public
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Contact Festival Director David Audet at or 813-253-7000 x5179

Addiction: A Moment of Clarity

All Out Rep presents the Tampa production company's second original work in progress: "Addiction: A Moment of Clarity".

A glimpse from this artistic collaboration features dancers Marion Baldeon, Brian Fidalgo, Casey Hicks and Melissa Torres. Choreography is by Shana Perkins and Melissa Torres. Readings pulled from "Go Ask Alice by Anonymous", "The 7th Floor Fanaticism" by Lori Karpay and "Writings from The Women of Rose Manor".

Addiction is the overarching title of our latest expedition. "Addiction: A Moment of Clarity" is the current project at hand. Addiction will also feature feature an art gallery installation, a partnership project with Blake High School, a dance/music collaboration in November and a full collaborative performance in the spring.

All Out Rep is a new production company dedicated to Tampa-grown art, be it dance, music, theater, visual art or media art. Specializing in collaborations of more than one art form and building a company of performers who can also tour the productions around Tampa and elsewhere.

This April they premiered their company with "The Agreeable Husband", which has had three other performances since and will be performed in Boca Raton, Florida, in April.

All Out Rep directors Ami Sallee Corley and Shana Perkins come from a background of performing in the Tampa Bay area and share a common desire to create art that involves and employs local artists and their ideas.

Video Clip

Video clip showing a rehearsal of "A Moment of Clarity".


Intelligence Respected

Editor David Warner of Creative Loafing said some kind and encouraging words on page 26 of the August 26, 2009, issue. Partial quote, "At a moment when ignorance is being aggressively defended, Deep Carnivale still respects our intelligence. Imagine that."

A Different Sort of Ybor Celebration

Esther Martinez, in a story at The Florida Book Review" says she knows "Deep Carnivale will be 'A Celebration of Words' and not a Bourbon Street bacchanal."

"But logophile that I am, I reason I'll get drunk on language. With over 70 writers and artists scheduled [for the 2008 Carnivale] to perform or read from their works, my beaded necklaces will be strung with verse. I imagine haiku shooters..."

"It is just before 10am when I arrive at the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th StreetóDeep Carnivale ground zero. About a dozen vendor tables are lined up around the Hillsborough Community College courtyard where a band of teenagers [Next Exit] are setting up their instruments.

"The vendor tables sell books by local writers, HCC publications and baked goods. I grab a Cuban favorite, papa rellena, a potato stuffed with savory ground beef. Belly satisfied, I cross the street and enter the historic Circulo Cubano. A nearly 100 year old neo-classical building of ionic columns and marble staircases, it served as the Cuban Social Club and remains the oldest building of its kind in the country."

Comments From Our Fans

"When I look back over 2008, my visit to the second edition of Deep Carnivale was a highlight. You and your staff did a great job and I loved being part of it, again. I am sure there will be bigger festivals to come. But maybe not better!!!"
Darrell House, children's book author and 2008 Deep Carnivale presenter.