Inside the Playwrights Project – Sarah Bierstock

“I stretch my hands and catch at Hope.” Sarah Bierstock is a nationally recognized performer, playwright, and producer. A passionate world traveler, Sarah distilled her experiences of our uneasy global village in her hard-hitting, critically acclaimed drama, Honor Killing, which had its World Premiere at Florida Studio Theatre in 2018. But Bierstock’s world became very small after the quarantine took hold. The world of her … Continue reading Inside the Playwrights Project – Sarah Bierstock

Inside the Playwrights Project — Sam Mossler

Timely lessons. Timeless theater. The multi-talented Sam Mossler is a playwright, actor, and improv comedian. Before the pandemic, he put his many talents to work at Florida Studio Theatre. He performed on stage in such FST productions as How to Use a Knife, The Nether, and Kunstler. Backstage, he taught acting and playwriting in FST classes for adults and children. After the pandemic hit, Mossler … Continue reading Inside the Playwrights Project — Sam Mossler

The Swingaroos: Still Swingin’ After All These Years

Swing is alive and kicking in the 21st century. For proof, check out The Swingaroos – a sizzling sextet, comprising some of New York City’s finest swing players. It’s the brainchild of lyricist and lead vocalist, Kimberly Hawkey and pianist and composer, Assaf Gleizner. Their band has been a sure-fire crowd-pleaser in a long string of Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret productions, including Hollywood Serenade and … Continue reading The Swingaroos: Still Swingin’ After All These Years

Can’t Stop the Comedy Train

Sarah Durham has a background in playwriting, and has studied improv and comedy writing at The Second City troupe in Chicago. Durham is now the head writer for Florida Studio Theatre’s Sketch Program, and a member of FST Improv. She knows a thing or two about dramatic structure. Whether it’s Hamlet or Harpo, there’s a basic three-part template… The key character (or characters) fight for a … Continue reading Can’t Stop the Comedy Train

What’s Streaming? – Theatre Picks for Your Family

The Internet has always been a source of untold wealth for entertainment. But now that we’re spending more time at home, it has become a way to bring the arts right to your doorstep. We’ve been able to visit museums from our couch and view livestreams of incredible performances from all over the world. Here are a few of our top picks of theatrical streaming … Continue reading What’s Streaming? – Theatre Picks for Your Family

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