Florida Studio Theatre’s award-winning arts-in education program, WRITE A PLAY, is back in full swing! The program kicked off in September with a bold new interpretation of Charlotte’s Web, bringing classes and educational groups to FST’s campus. One Tuttle Elementary student said, “This is my first field trip, and it’s the best one ever!” Another student, Michael M., shared, “That was phenomenal, I would give … Continue reading WRITE A PLAY Reaches Farther
For some people, the best day of the year is their birthday. For others, it’s the last day of school, New Year’s Eve, or their wedding anniversary. For many at FST, the best day of the year is Young Playwrights Festival Day, which brings together educators, young students, and their families from around the world to celebrate young people’s creativity and imagination. Also known as … Continue reading The Best Day of the Year Returns!
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
Do you remember the first award, trophy, or moment of recognition that you received as a kid? Remember how proud and excited you were? That’s how over 100 playwrights from across the country and as far as Scotland and Israel felt this year on FST’s Young Playwrights Festival Day. Over the course of 30 years, FST has reached over one million students through WRITE A … Continue reading Celebrating 30 Years of WRITE A PLAY!
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