Theatre Connect for Young Adults

Join a Creative Community of Performing Arts Enthusiasts!

Attention all drama lovers in Gainesville! Get ready to unleash your creative potential and connect with like-minded individuals at Theatre Connect for Young Adults! This free program is open to all LGBTQIA+ young adults and their allies, ages 18 to 25-ish, who are passionate about the performing arts and want to collaborate, create, and perform original pieces. With mentorship and support from our expert LGBTQIA+ staff, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the world of theatre and make meaningful connections in an open, affirming, and inclusive environment.


Theatre Connect for Young Adults is a free, community-based theatre troupe for young adults who are eager to explore their creativity and connect with others in the performing arts. With no audition required and all skills and abilities welcome, this program is designed to help you grow your skills, make new friends, and have fun!

We cannot allow participants to join without online registration, a signed liability form, and first-day attendance.

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Join Our Program

This Spring 2023 season of Theatre Connect for Young Adults will take place every Tuesday from 5:45 PM – 7:15 PM at How Bazar, beginning March 21 and ending May 2. Over the course of 7 sessions, you’ll join a team of like-minded individuals to build teamwork, produce, rehearse, and showcase your collective talents and creative expression. Our program staff will be on hand to provide guidance and counsel as you craft powerful, meaningful stories and performances.

Teams and Roles

Join one or more of our teams to put your skills to use and make new connections:

Acting & Improv
Roleplay & Cosplay
Singing & Music
Dance & Movement

Stage Directing
Playwriting & Storyboarding
Character Development

Art, Prop, & Set Design
Costuming & Make-up Design
Sound Design

Sound Techs
Lighting Techs
Filming & Photography
Stage Managing

Performances and Fun

Theatre Connect for Young Adults is not just about rehearsals and workshops, it’s about having fun and showcasing your creative expression. You’ll get the chance to perform your own 10-minute piece(s) as part of How Bazar’s open mic series on the evening of May 2, which runs from 8 PM – 10 PM and is open to the public. You don’t have to be an actor or performer to join – everyone’s input and collaboration both on stage and behind the scenes is key to putting on a great show!

Program Staff

Time & Location

  • Time/Day: Tuesdays 03/21 – 05/02 5:45-7:15pm EST
  • Location: How Bazar

Register Today!

Membership to Theatre Connect for Young Adults is free and voluntary. Simply complete the online registration form, sign the liability waiver and photo release, and attend the first night of Theatre Connect to become a member. There’s no audition or theatre experience needed, simply show up to secure your spot!
Please click here to register!

Access, Equity, and Inclusion

Theatre Connect for Young Adults is a free, LGBTQIA+ community-led program that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion and equity. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where young adults can explore the performing arts and make meaningful connections. The program is always free of charge and open to all LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies.

Diversity is our strength, and we are committed to creating a program that is accessible and welcoming to all young adults, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, or any other personal characteristic.

During Theatre Connect sessions, How Bazar is closed to the public to protect everyone’s privacy and safety. We cannot admit participants who do not complete all three steps of the registration process. We ask that you register early as space is limited.

Everyone must respect and honor the name and pronouns used by each member, and we never ask anyone to reveal their sexual orientation or gender expression. Join us in building a creative community that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion and equity.