Roxanne Fay returned to Pinellas county in 2007 after living in New York, Chicago and Hawaii. Her experiences have taken her from cruise ships to castles throughout the USA and Europe. She is the former Producing Artistic Director for the Oak Park Festival Theatre inOak Park, Illinois, a company presenting Shakespeare in the park for over 35 years.Since her return to Florida, Roxanne has been creating theatrical experiences as writer, director, actor and designer, collaborating with area artists to bring her visions to fruition, and engaging audiences across the Tampa Bay community.
From 2009 - 2013, Roxanne partnered with Pinellas writers Heather Jones and Aleshea Harris to form Blue Scarf Collective, presenting nearly a dozen plays together.Since 2011, Roxanne has been creating theatrical events to highlight the artists and works exhibited at the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg.
In 2016, Roxanne was awarded the Hawthornden Writers’ Fellowship and spent a month as playwright in residence at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, completing her new work, Thrice To Mine, with a planned autumn 2017 production.Her first plays, Ugly and Aftermath were produced in Chicago. Her collected plays,
Home Fires Burning, were chosen for the United Solo Festival in NYC, and her playsDream Child: The Trial Of Alice In Wonderland, and Upon This Rock:The Magdalene Speaks have been produced in New York and the Tampa Bay area.She has been recognized with grants from the Puffin Foundation and Theatre Tampa Bay. The book of Upon This Rock: The Magdalene Speaks is available on Amazon.com.
As an actor, Roxanne has received awards from Theatre Tampa Bay, Broadway World and local press. Roxanne’s company, Circle In The Water, LLC, will present its first production,Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, in May 2017. In June 2017, she will return for her third season with Bridge Street Theatre in New York to perform in The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon Marigolds, and to perform her play Upon This Rock: The Magdalene Speaks. Acting roles include Terry in Side Man (Banyan), Touchstone in As You Like It,
Feste in Twelfth Night and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Jobsite), Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Dr. Emma Brookner in The Normal Heart, Juliet’s Nurse/ Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, and Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (freeFall Theatre).
2016 marked Roxanne’s eight season performing for Walt Disney World’s Holidays Around The World, portraying LaBefana in EPCOT’s Italian Pavillion.