Our American Son

By Lydia Baxter It’s every parent’s nightmare—your child is missing and you have no idea what happened. You’ve tried calling them, but they’re not picking up. You’ve checked in with their friends, but they have no idea where they are. Your heart is pumping. Your mind is racing. All you can imagine is the worst. This is exactly where we find psychology professor Kendra Ellis-Connor … Continue reading Our American Son

Icons in the Cabaret

By Becca Jennings He was suave and swoon-worthy. They were unleashed and gritty. He was a seductive showman. They were authentic and made music from the heart. FST’s Winter Cabaret boasts two hit shows this season – albeit with very different stylings. That’s Amoré!, FST’s tribute to the songbook of the legendary Dean Martin, has brought smooth harmony to the Court Cabaret. Across the street … Continue reading Icons in the Cabaret

FST Presents the Annual Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award

by Melanie Marcotte Every year, the staff at FST presents one outstanding intern with the annual Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award. The scholarship honor is given in recognition of the intern’s talent, drive, and achievement. The person is chosen because they embody FST’s core values and mission  and acts as a model for others through their natural leadership. This year, the … Continue reading FST Presents the Annual Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award

The Spirit of Giving is Alive in Sarasota

By Camryn MacIver With the help of our generous donors and community partners, Florida Studio Theatre has begun a series of renovations to the back of house and backstage areas of the beautiful Goldstein Cabaret. This project was largely supported by Co-Producer Elaine Keating, who matched several individual donations dollar-for-dollar as well as thanks to a large grant from the William G. and Marie Selby … Continue reading The Spirit of Giving is Alive in Sarasota

History Amplified Through Theatre

By Meg Gilbert and Becca Jennings It’s been 100 years since women were granted the right to vote in this country. One century later, FST will inspire hundreds of youth in Sarasota and Manatee school districts this year by bringing the voices of the courageous individuals who fought for women’s suffrage to life. Six FST actors will travel to local schools, performing the fiery and … Continue reading History Amplified Through Theatre

Morality Under a Microscope

By Alex Drinnen If all consequences were stripped away, would any behavior still be considered ‘immoral’? This year’s Stage III lineup features three plays that all—in some way—take on this challenging and complex question. From the ethics of technology to the ethics of the courtroom to the ethics of personal responsibility in relationships, this year’s lineup certainly packs a moral punch. “The plays all challenge … Continue reading Morality Under a Microscope

Who Could Have Possibly Dreamed This Twisted Stuff Up?

Think the concept of “The Nether” sounds creepy? Well, it’s not all science fiction. In fact, The Nether was written by someone who knows first-hand how all-too-real the concepts and technology presented in this play can be. Before writing The Nether, playwright Jennifer Haley spent over a decade working as a web designer. An avid gamer herself, Haley describes her ideal vacation as one involving … Continue reading Who Could Have Possibly Dreamed This Twisted Stuff Up?