FST Children’s Theatre Goes “On The Road!”

Pack your bags! This summer, FST is taking the whole family on a one-of-a-kind musical road trip with On The Road Again, an all-new touring live performance. Featuring songs like “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Surfin’ USA,” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” we will celebrate all that makes this country special from sea to shining sea. “We modeled this show off of our … Continue reading FST Children’s Theatre Goes “On The Road!”

Write What You Know: A Classroom’s Timely Musical

When Mrs. Mills asked her Booker Middle School theatre class what kind of musical they might like to write, inspired by a real person or event, and what the title song would be, the students bubbled with creative ideas. “I kicked the brainstorm off with King Tut: The Musical…and the title song would be ‘Wrappin’ in Style,’” said Mrs. Mills. One student suggested Ponce de … Continue reading Write What You Know: A Classroom’s Timely Musical

Sparking Inspiration with José Casas

FST has long believed that all children deserve an outlet to energize their creativity and inspire their imaginations. That’s why we are so excited that José Casas, an award-winning author and professor of playwriting at the University of Michigan, is now bringing his creative spark to FST’s Playwright Collective. We sat down with Casas to learn more about his love for Children’s Theatre and how … Continue reading Sparking Inspiration with José Casas

Anyone Can Be a Storyteller

By Meg Gilbert One big idea shines through FST’s 4th Annual Children’s Theatre Season: anyone can be a storyteller. “Using the imagination and innovation that audiences have come to expect from FST, we will tell stories of truth and family for a new generation this season,” shared Caroline Kaiser, FST’s Director of Children’s Theatre. Starting November 30, FST’s Children’s Theatre celebrates the holidays with Deck … Continue reading Anyone Can Be a Storyteller

Five Reasons to Introduce Your Children to Theatre

By Michael Nichols and Lydia Baxter With entertainment just a click away, it can be tempting to leave kids – literally – to their own devices. While smartphones and tablets may provide hours of distraction, live theatre excites, educates, and inspires creativity in ways that no other medium can. At Florida Studio Theatre, children – and their favorite grown ups – are able to experience … Continue reading Five Reasons to Introduce Your Children to Theatre

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

Children’s Theatre Receives a ‘Moving’ Gift for the Holidays

Written by Caroline Kaiser Florida Studio Theatre is no stranger to performing for young audiences. For 28 years FST’s award-winning arts integration program, WRITE A PLAY, has been reaching students all over Florida and in countries around the world. This year’s touring productions include an imaginative and theatrical adaptation of Snow White by Greg Banks, the interactive Imagination Rocks! performed by FST’s Playmakers, and a … Continue reading Children’s Theatre Receives a ‘Moving’ Gift for the Holidays

Children’s Theatre Grows

by Caroline Kaiser Now in its third year, FST’s Children’s Theatre series is soaring to new heights with magic, adventure, and holiday spirit for the whole family. First up is a new take on the timeless classic, Peter Pan. Journey with Peter and friends to Neverland, a magical island where there are no parents, no chores, and fairies and pirates rule! This show is the … Continue reading Children’s Theatre Grows

Young Playwrights Festival

by Caroline Kaiser The WRITE A PLAY program is one of the pillars of Florida Studio Theatre’s Education program. This spring, the program, now in its 26th year, will culminate in the Young Playwright’s Festival on May 19. Beginning each fall, WRITE A PLAY kicks off with a children’s play performed by FST’s acting apprentices. FST Playmakers then bring theatre to the students, teaching the … Continue reading Young Playwrights Festival

Publix Super Markets Charities Named WRITE A PLAY Partner of the Year

by Amanda Moths This May, Florida Studio Theatre recognized Publix Super Markets Charities as WRITE A PLAY Partner of the Year. Publix Super Market Charities has been dedicated to serving the communities in which Publix operates since 1966, and the organization has sponsored the WRITE A PLAY (WAP) program and residencies in schools for nearly twenty years. Since 1991, FST’s WAP Program has strengthened literacy … Continue reading Publix Super Markets Charities Named WRITE A PLAY Partner of the Year