Stats on Surrogacy

by Irene Martinko FST’s World Premiere of Wednesday’s Child centers on the hopes and dreams of the Merrit family. All Susan and Martin Merrit ever wanted was a child of their own, but when they learn they are unable to conceive the old fashioned way, the Merrits turn to surrogacy. That’s how they meet Becca Connor, a young college student with expensive dreams of her … Continue reading Stats on Surrogacy

The Man Behind the Mystery

By TJ Lewis He was named one of the top 20 most-produced playwrights in 2015 and 2016 by American Theatre Magazine. He’s been called “the man who may be America’s premier biographical playwright” by Playbill. He is the winner of the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play for his work, Camping with Henry and Tom. Now, … Continue reading The Man Behind the Mystery

Of Life, Death, and Inbetween

By Michael Nichols From the playwright who brought us both Relativity and Dancing Lessons, FST’s Mainstage series proudly presents the WORLD PREMIERE of Wednesday’s Child by Mark St. Germain. The curtain rises on Becca Connor’s bloodstained living room as detectives Valez and Dixon attempt to piece together the details of her murder. Interviews with characters Susan and Martin Merrit reveal that the couple had hired … Continue reading Of Life, Death, and Inbetween

Meet Record-Breaking 10-Year-Old Playwright, Viviana

By Becca Jennings Viviana is a normal fifth grader. Her favorite colors are robin’s egg blue and sea foam green. In her spare time, she enjoys reading Harry Potter and playing with her dog, Millie. She also really likes watching random videos on YouTube. But unlike most fifth graders, Viviana is an award-winning playwright. In fact, Viviana has won FST’s annual youth playwriting competition for … Continue reading Meet Record-Breaking 10-Year-Old Playwright, Viviana

Secrets Stored: Unveiling Celebrity at all Costs

By Meg Gilbert and Irene Martinko While the Guitar Girls are “Workin’ 9-5” in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret, struggling LA actor Alex More is working the oddest of odd jobs in FST’s Bowne Lab Theatre. “The gates opened, and suddenly I was in another world. Like when Dorothy steps from sepia into technicolor,” muses character Alex More in the opening of Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan … Continue reading Secrets Stored: Unveiling Celebrity at all Costs

A Meaningful Gift Strengthens FST’s Future

By Melody Mora-Shihadeh When Dr. Morris E. Katz retired in 1987, he and his wife Frieda Hillson Katz moved to Sarasota. Sadly, Frieda passed in 1994. Dr. Katz remained a very active member of the Glenridge on Palmer Ranch community. He served as a medical volunteer for the Senior Friendship Center and attended Florida Studio Theatre with life companion Gertrude Gordon. After Ms. Gordon passed … Continue reading A Meaningful Gift Strengthens FST’s Future