Kenneth Jones has always enjoyed theatre. For decades, he was an active voice in theatrical journalism, reporting on and writing reviews for shows across the Detroit area. Then, he decided to make a career change. Today, in addition to writing about theatre, he writes for theatre. His play, Alabama Story, has been produced by theatres across the country, (including FST, where it received its Regional … Continue reading Challenge and Change with Kenneth Jones
Playwright Jeffrey Couchman has spent his career bringing historical stories to life that are as fascinating as they are shockingly true. As a part of FST’s Playwright Collective, Couchman is developing his latest project: Master of the Revels, a Shakespearean drama about an unassuming writer with a big secret. We sat down with Couchman to learn more about his involvement with the Collective and how … Continue reading Forging the Forger with Jeffrey Couchman
An award-winning dramatist and theatrical writing professor at Columbia University and NYU, Deborah Brevoort has mentored numerous young artists and reached audiences around the world with her inspiring storytelling. Brevoort has 30 years of experience in bringing new plays, operas, and musicals to the stage. This past year, she found an “artistic home” at Florida Studio Theatre as a member of FST’s Playwright Collective, a … Continue reading Staging History with Deborah Breevort
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?
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
Given by Charlayne Hunter-Gault on August 20, 2020 Today, you have heard wonderful, inspiring words as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Suffragists – women of history who insisted, against all odds, to be recognized in their fullness. So it is that, as I give the benediction on today’s celebration, I am reminded of another woman in my history – my Grandmother. Shall we say a few … Continue reading Suffragist Project Centennial Celebration Remarks
By Lydia Baxter No one adapts like an improviser. From being able to turn on a dime in response to an audience suggestion to re-working an entire scene after a teammate throws in an unexpected plot twist, improvisers are the kings and queens of thinking on their feet. So, it is no surprise that when a worldwide pandemic makes performing for live audiences impossible, improvisers … Continue reading Taking “Yes, And…” to a Whole New Level