"There is much passion and talent residing in these two women, and their dedication bodes well for the future success of Spec Performance." - Katie Mulford, ARTiculate
"In addition to winning a Think Small to Think Big microgrant, SPEC was also named a finalist in Creative Loafing and Creative Tampa Bay's 10/100/1000 Challenge. The outpouring of local support provided enough momentum to launch their first show, SPEC Performance Series: Identity on June 2 at The Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City." - Matt Spencer, 83 Degrees
Spec Performance Series was a laboratory of live original performance artwork that invited performers and audiences to invent a local culture of collaboration in the Tampa Bay area. The series hosts regular evenings of short works in progress curated by Artistic Directors Erin Tracy and Tina Tidwell. Each event has a unique feedback session that gives audience members the rare chance to partake in the creative process.
The following shows and artists were part of Spec Performance Series:
- Identity at The Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City, FL on June 2, 2012: Geoff Sheil (Composer), Casey Hicks (Dancer), Erica Lessner (Choreographer), Cole Wheat (Composer), Caitlin Casson (Dancer), Patrick Doyle (Singer), Tina Tidwell (Dancer), and Erin Tracy (Choreographer).
- Second at The Studio@620 in St Petersburg, FL on December 8, 2012: Andee Scott (Choreographer), Brian D Fidalgo II (Choreographer), Jesse Thelonious Vance (Composer), John Allen Gibel (Director), Paula Brett (Director), Megan and Nooie Hochheimer (Choreographers), Tina Tidwell (Choreographer) and Erin Tracy (Choreographer).
- Dimensions at The Studio@620 in St Petersburg, FL on April 6, 2013: Shana Perkins (Choreographer), Christina Acosta (Choreographer), Candace Kaw (Director), John Fuentes (Director), Michael Finkelstein (Artist), hunter (Thing-Maker), Joshua Mazur (Composer), Tina Tidwell (Choreographer) and Erin Tracy (Choreographer).
- Compass at The Studio@620 in St Petersburg, FL on July 27, 2013: Erin Cardinal Wright (Director / Choreographer), Vincent Stalba (Actor), Melissa Torres (Choreographer), Jennifer Hilton (Dancer), James Crumbly (Composer), Bob Devin Jones (Monologist), Tina Tidwell (Choreographer), and Erin Tracy (Choreographer / Director).
*On spec: made, built, or done with hopes of but no assurance of payment or a sale; without commitment by a client or buyer: ad illustrations done on spec; luxury homes.