Bible Stories Theatre of Fine & Performing Arts was founded in 2003 by Janet Irene Thomas. When the Director/Screenwriter/Lyricist/Published Novelist/Blogger, became director of the Drama Department of her home church in Alexandria, Virginia in the early 2000s, Janet found herself writing more and more stage plays for not just for her church, but other churches and community organizations around the District of Columbia region. Presented with this new opportunity to make a fresh start in a new arena of writing (aside from fiction), Janet found herself writing lyrics for her stage productions! She hit the recording studios, to make a career out of something that had been only a dream for far too many years.
The dreams began to come in fruition when , Janet began by writing 'original' works for the church after learning of the high cost of licensing fees. Soon word spread around the community that the author was also writing stage productions free of license fees, and the demand quickly grew as local churches came asking for productions for their church. She began producing productions on a larger scale when asked to write music as well, and now Bible Stories Theatre of Fine & Performing Arts was initiated as a non-profit in the state of Virginia.
Even with its small and gradual accomplishment, Bible Stories Theatre of Fine & Performing Arts [BSTFPA] remains a small non-profit-operated business, with family members and community volunteers lending a helping hand through the years.
The BSTFPA stage productions, musicals, and community events are prevailing, histrionic, and spiritual; only the newest all-original components. These are a sphere of projects created to develop imaginative growth of partakers; and encourage audiences to think, feel and develop an appreciation for theatre.