A Message from the Producing Artistic Director – FST Remains Strong

Dear Friends and Patrons, I hope that you and yours are staying well during this difficult time. It has been SIX MONTHS since the Pandemic of 2020 forced us to shutter our theatres.  The good news is that FST is strong and we are weathering this difficult moment in our collective history with a positive spirit. We are down to a skeletal crew of about 30 … Continue reading A Message from the Producing Artistic Director – FST Remains Strong

How well do you know Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre?

With 47-years of history, FST’s five-theatre campus is chock-full of stories, little-known-facts, and hidden gems from the past. Whether you’ve been subscribing season after season for years, or are newer to FST’s community, we invite you to test your knowledge of Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre! Keep reading for some fun facts that even our biggest fans may be surprised to learn… A PIECE OF HISTORY Did … Continue reading How well do you know Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre?

Writing the Way Forward

By Benedict Burgess New plays are the lifeblood of FST.  As Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, FST remains committed not only to presenting the best new plays of today, but also to investing in the creation of the best new plays of tomorrow. Since 1983, FST’s New Play Development Program has helped shape and share some of the most modern plays in American theatre. FST’s award-winning arts-in-education … Continue reading Writing the Way Forward

Five Reasons to Introduce Your Children to Theatre

By Michael Nichols and Lydia Baxter With entertainment just a click away, it can be tempting to leave kids – literally – to their own devices. While smartphones and tablets may provide hours of distraction, live theatre excites, educates, and inspires creativity in ways that no other medium can. At Florida Studio Theatre, children – and their favorite grown ups – are able to experience … Continue reading Five Reasons to Introduce Your Children to Theatre

Planned Giving Matters

by Jordan Faddis On December 3, Florida Studio Theatre will hold a celebration honoring those who have made lifetime commitments to FST through planned giving. The event will include dedication ceremonies for both FST’s recently renovated artistic producing offices and its new costume studio. Florida Studio Theatre received a generous Legacy gift from the Muriel O’Neil Fund for Performing Arts of Community Foundation of Sarasota … Continue reading Planned Giving Matters