Update: FST on COVID-19

Caring for our patrons, artists, staff, and their families continues to be our top priority here at Florida Studio Theatre. Therefore, heeding the recommendations of the CDC and WHO, FST has taken the following measures in response to COVID-19: BOX OFFICE For everyone’s safety, as of March 19, the FST Box Office will be open by phone and online only – no walk-ins. PERFORMANCES FST … Continue reading Update: FST on COVID-19

Important Message From FST

Dear Patrons and Friends, It is with great sadness that we are forced to close our theatres for the remainder of the Winter 2020 Season. We plan to reopen with the Summer Mainstage Season the first week of June. This decision comes following the CDC’s latest update, issued last night, which changed its size recommendation on large gatherings from a maximum of 250 persons (which … Continue reading Important Message From FST

FST Responds to COV-19

Dear Patrons,   The health and safety of our staff, artists, volunteers and audiences remains of utmost importance. As such, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus.   Although the threat of contracting the virus is low, as a precaution we are increasing the frequency of our cleaning, disinfecting high touch areas, and disinfecting seats in our theaters after every performance. We shall also … Continue reading FST Responds to COV-19

In Defense of Defense

by Benedict Burgess His aggressive, radical approach to law made him an icon – both loved and loathed in equal measure. This Stage III season in FST’s Kunstler, famous lawyer William Moses Kunstler stands trial, himself, for a forty-plus year legal career spent defending some of the twentieth century’s most contentious court cases. “I have long been fascinated by public figures who undermine the reputations … Continue reading In Defense of Defense

Raising the Bar

by Benedict Burgess Christopher Demos-Brown is no ordinary playwright. Sure, he’s a co-founder and literary manager of a successful Miami theatre company, and author of various award-winning plays, including the Broadway hit American Son. But what really sets him apart are not his theatrical accolades, but his law career. After spending two years as a Los Angeles actor, Demos-Brown transitioned into law, enrolling at Tufts … Continue reading Raising the Bar

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

Facing Your Demons

In David Gow’s Cherry Docs,  Mike, a neo-Nazi skinhead, is charged with a racially motivated murder and Legal Aid assigns him a Jewish lawyer, Danny. Over the course of developing a defense for Mike, Danny is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism and its underlying demons. This drama is an unblinking exploration of the roots of hatred, and examines how its growth can be … Continue reading Facing Your Demons

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

By Melanie Slusar Every year, 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 the core values and mission of FST, and act as a model for others through their natural leadership. This year, the award … Continue reading FST Presents the Annual Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award

Art Isn’t Easy

by Mary Donofrio Despite their fruitful collaboration, Gilbert and Sullivan often quarreled when developing a new piece. Sullivan often found Gilbert’s plots to be repetitive and unrealistic, and felt his artistic growth as a composer was being stifled. Sullivan requested to leave their partnership several times, and produced extensive solo work. During their feuds, their producer, Richard D’Oyly Carte, was able to keep the public … Continue reading Art Isn’t Easy