Best Of 2015

Ask The Locals: Best Actress on Stage, Mic & Telephone: BONNIE AGAN

Ask The Locals: Best Actress on Stage, Mic & Telephone

In the early 1990s, when Bonnie Agan was cast in American Stage’s The Diary of Anne Frank, all of St. Petersburg’s arts and cultural scene could be traversed in one quarter of a city block. “It’s been marvelous to watch the arts grow up in this town,” Agan says. “I give a lot of the credit to Bob Devin Jones. [email protected] is a petri dish. Everything goes in there and kind of takes off.”

Before she was on the speed dials of the city’s hottest artistic directors, Agan worked in advertising. She spent the first half of her career working in radio production — first in her home state of Iowa and later at WFLA in Tampa, where she quickly became the station’s go-to female voice for on-air ads. At the time there weren’t a lot of women on the radio, and Agan, who studied broadcasting at Iowa State University, was just the right blend of funny, feisty and articulate.

Read a full interview with Bonnie at Ask The Locals!