WRITE A PLAY Knows No Boundaries

FST’s award-winning arts-in-education program, WRITE A PLAY, is reaching beyond Florida’s borders yet again! At the end of January, FST sent three Teaching Artists—Sarah Durham, Shelby Lynhall, and Kate Walsh—to Camden, NJ, for a week-long residency at Holy Name School. In just five days, they led the entire school through the full WRITE A PLAY program, which normally takes place over the full school year. … Continue reading WRITE A PLAY Knows No Boundaries

Take Your Vitamins. Get More Sleep. Practice Improv

For the audience member, improv is a night of fun. A night of freedom. A night of laughter with friends. But for the improviser, the art form packs far more than a punchline. In addition to a joyful creative outlet, improvisers find that practicing the art form comes with real-life added benefits, like improved cognition, better listening skills, increased adaptability, decreased social anxiety, and heightened … Continue reading Take Your Vitamins. Get More Sleep. Practice Improv

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

Could Now be the Perfect Time to Reinvigorate Your Creative Side?

Over the past few months, many students have been finding The FST School to be just the right outlet to keep them connecting and creating – and they’ve found the experience to be just as, if not more, valuable than before. “I almost didn’t sign up, as I feared my creativity had been buried under the weight of the present day,” said FST School student … Continue reading Could Now be the Perfect Time to Reinvigorate Your Creative Side?

FST Gives Back to the Community

By Lydia Baxter FST is excited to announce that it is extending its scholarship program, providing full and partial scholarships to front line workers and their families. Now, as local schools reopen, we are adding teachers and their families to the list of those who qualify for these special scholarships. We first announced this initiative in May 2020 as a way to give back to … Continue reading FST Gives Back to the Community

Great Summer Reads for Theatre Kids – Ages 13-17

Does your teen know every word to the Hamilton soundtrack? And all the original choreography to Mean Girls? Or do they just dream of seeing a Broadway show one day? You might have a theatre nerd on your hands – time to celebrate! These reads will give them more Broadway trivia to amaze you with. Seth’s Broadway Diary – Volume 1 by Seth Rudetsky Seth Rudetsky … Continue reading Great Summer Reads for Theatre Kids – Ages 13-17

Great Summer Reads for Theatre Kids – Ages 8 to 12

There’s nothing better than diving into an incredible story while you’re waiting a bit post-lunch to get back into the pool or outside to play with your friends! These books will be hard for your young reader to put down…but maybe they’ll loan them to you when they’re finished? Let their imagination run wild with these exciting and interactive reads ideal for ages 8-12. Jack … Continue reading Great Summer Reads for Theatre Kids – Ages 8 to 12

Great Summer Reads for Theatre Kids – Ages 3 to 7

Do you have a little one who always wants to be in the spotlight, behind the scenes, or watching from the audience? Check out these picture books that are perfect for ages 3-7. Full of beautiful illustrations and imaginative stories, these books may even catch the eye of the grownup in the room. Introduce the exciting world of theatre with a few of our favorites … Continue reading Great Summer Reads for Theatre Kids – Ages 3 to 7

What’s Streaming? – Theatre Picks for Your Family

The Internet has always been a source of untold wealth for entertainment. But now that we’re spending more time at home, it has become a way to bring the arts right to your doorstep. We’ve been able to visit museums from our couch and view livestreams of incredible performances from all over the world. Here are a few of our top picks of theatrical streaming … Continue reading What’s Streaming? – Theatre Picks for Your Family