Inside the Playwrights Project – José Casas

It’s Alive! Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the grandfather of modern science fiction. Her tale of the creation of artificial life and consciousness spawned a long line of descendants. That family tree includes James Whale’s iconic adaptation of Shelley’s novel, Metropolis, 2001, Blade Runner, and HBO’s Westworld series. When playwright José Casas joined The Playwrights Project at Florida Studio Theatre, he decided to adapt Shelley’s classic as a … Continue reading Inside the Playwrights Project – José Casas

Inside The Playwrights Project – Jason Odell Williams

What’s the Big Idea? Where do you get your ideas? Writers are used to that question. They usually give the same answer… Ideas are everywhere. There’s a constant stream on TV, snippets of conversation, dreams, the radio, the Internet, or the newspaper. Getting an idea is the easy part. Finding a good idea is not so easy. The trick is noticing when a good one … Continue reading Inside The Playwrights Project – Jason Odell Williams

What’s To Come: Advancements For Your Enjoyment

By Justin M. Jones At the peak of season, you can find FST’s Production team building sets, props, and costumes. Today, you will see them working as hard as ever to ensure that when we reopen, your theatre experience with FST rises to an all-new level. We checked in with some of our Production team members to find them installing and testing new sound equipment, … Continue reading What’s To Come: Advancements For Your Enjoyment

FST Forges Connections Online

by Becca Jennings In a time of social distance, FST is fostering much-needed social connection. The FST School announced that it’s going virtual beginning the week of May 11. With over 20 classes to choose from, students ages four to 104 are finding exciting new ways to continue their artistic journey…online. Instructor Catherine Randazzo approached transitioning her classes to the digital world feeling ready and … Continue reading FST Forges Connections Online

FST Delivers: Serving Our Patrons at Home

by Linda Hunt FST’s five theatres may be dark, but the organization is still finding ways to serve its loyal patrons. FST announced earlier this week that its Green Room Café & Bar is officially open for curbside pick-up and delivery. Now, seven days a week from 11AM-8PM, fans can bring the flavors of the theatre home. But this choice to re-open the restaurant wasn’t … Continue reading FST Delivers: Serving Our Patrons at Home

Towards A Fervent Theatre

Welcome back. It’s the beginning of a new season. And this new beginning is filled with anticipation, excitement, and just the right amount of gleeful fear. Why? Because now, we set out on a journey to bring the best in contemporary theatre to one of the best audiences in the country. I am entering my 40th Season as your Artistic Director. When I started in … Continue reading Towards A Fervent Theatre

Honoring the Dangerous Ladies

By Camryn MacIver Florida Studio Theatre is proud to present The Suffragist Project, an artistic and community-wide celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. With FST at the helm, the Project has brought together over 50 community partners that will each host their own programming in honor of the monumental milestone. Partners … Continue reading Honoring the Dangerous Ladies

Eminent Entertainment

By Benedict Burgess FST Improv returns, reviving old favorites and expanding into new forms. The season kicks off with audience favorite Out of Bounds, a competitive improv show where teams face off in a gut-busting battle. “We’re doing things a little differently this year,” says Will Luera, FST’s Director of Improv. “We’re forming a total of eight distinct teams. Every Saturday night, the audience decides … Continue reading Eminent Entertainment

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

Melting Pot Music

By Lydia Baxter It sounded like heartbreak, but with a rock & roll twist and a flair for the soulful. Featuring the sounds of hard knock living and home-style storytelling, FST’s rousing new musical revue, Outlaws and Angels, captures an American spirit with themes of freedom, faith, and family. From country’s classics like Hank Williams and “Outlaws” like Willie Nelson, to contemporaries like Miranda Lambert, … Continue reading Melting Pot Music