Full of Wisdom

In Handle With Care, Edna brings her granddaughter, Ayelet, on a trip to the United States with her. Ayelet is heartbroken over the end of a relationship and Edna is eager to shake Ayelet out of her depressive stupor. Marina Re plays Edna in Handle With Care, a character who, according to The Observer, “Sweetly evokes the never-say-die vivacity of a young woman’s soul in an … Continue reading Full of Wisdom

In the Middle of a Nightmare

American Son is a gripping new drama that centers on Kendra Ellis-Connor, a distressed mother whose teenage son, Jamal, hasn’t come home. As she stays in the waiting room of a Miami-Dade police station, she is unable to get any information about her son from the rookie, Officer Paul Larkin. When her estranged husband, Scott Connor, arrives, things spiral out of control. Almeria Campbell plays Kendra, a … Continue reading In the Middle of a Nightmare

The Proud Father

FST’s third Mainstage production of the season, American Son, opens on Kendra Ellis-Connor, a distraught mother whose teenage son hasn’t come home, in the waiting room of a Miami-Dade police station. Kendra hasn’t had any luck getting information about her son’s whereabouts from the rookie, Officer Paul Larkin, who is working the early morning shift at the station. When her estranged husband, Scott Connor, arrives, Officer … Continue reading The Proud Father

The Southern Belle

A self-proclaimed “Southern Belle,” Alabama native Rosie Webber makes her FST Debut in the hit Cabaret, Outlaws and Angels. Rosie has been to Sarasota before though – she spent a few nights here when she performed at the Van Wezel with the national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. We sat down with Rosie to discuss how she taught herself piano, the raw … Continue reading The Southern Belle

Life Comes Full Circle

FST’s second Mainstage production of the season, Handle With Care, opens on an Israeli woman, Ayelet, yelling in Hebrew at a good-hearted – but inept – American delivery man named Terrence. It turns out that Terrence has lost a very important package belonging to Ayelet. She is LIVID. Anat Cogan plays Ayelet, a young woman who struggles to communicate with the people around her, in Handle … Continue reading Life Comes Full Circle

Purely American

By Lydia Baxter What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? Country music. One of the few wholly American genres of music, country is a fusion of musical styles. But this sound that is so iconically American to us today is actually a melting pot of techniques and instruments, born from a diverse range of musical traditions from around the world. As more people arrived … Continue reading Purely American

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