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FST Announces Winners of 30th Anniversary Youth Playwriting Competition Photo FST Announces Winners of 30th Anniversary Youth Playwriting Competition
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

Florida Studio Theatre has announced  the winning plays of this year's annual youth playwriting competition. Now in its 30th year, FST's WRITE A PLAY program is an arts-in-education initiative, providing students with the example, the inspiration, and the skills to write their own original plays.

FST Announces Winners Of 2020 Youth Playwriting Competition Photo FST Announces Winners Of 2020 Youth Playwriting Competition
by A.A. Cristi - May 15, 2020

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the winning plays of this year's annual youth playwriting competition. Now in its 29th year, FST's award-winning WRITE A PLAY (WAP) program is a year-round arts-in-education initiative, providing students with the example, the inspiration, and the skills to write their own original plays. Over the course of the 2019-2020 season, FST received submissions written by over 7,600 young playwrights between the ages of 5-18a?"the most playwrights who have submitted plays to the program in over twelve years. 

THE STAR WHO COULD NOT TWINKLE & OTHER WINNING PLAYS Concludes FST's Children's Theat Photo THE STAR WHO COULD NOT TWINKLE & OTHER WINNING PLAYS Concludes FST's Children's Theatre Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2020

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) will present The Star Who Could Not Twinkle & Other Winning Plays, a collection of plays inspired by the imaginations of children in sixth grade and below. The Star Who Could Not Twinkle & Other Winning Plays is presented as part of FST's WRITE A PLAY (WAP) program, an award-winning arts-in-education initiative that provides students with the example, the inspiration, and the skills to write their own original plays. Plays generated through the program are submitted to FST's annual youth playwriting competition. Winning playwrights have their work selected out of thousands of submissions from around the world, to be brought to life in a professional production performed by skilled actors at FST. This year's anthology of winning plays is titled The Star Who Could Not Twinkle & Other Winning Plays.

Florida Studio Theatre Presents A 'BEARY' BIG ADVENTURE Photo Florida Studio Theatre Presents A 'BEARY' BIG ADVENTURE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 18, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) proudly presents A Beary Big Adventure & Other Winning Plays, a collection of plays inspired by the imaginations of children in sixth grade and below.

FST Improv Announces Its Winter Season Photo FST Improv Announces Its Winter Season
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST)'s winter Improv season kicks off with FST Improv Presents: When X Meets Y, an improvised musical inspired by a location suggested by the audience and three random notes on the keyboard. In this show, FST Improv cast members weave a story of love, heartbreak, drama, and destiny infused with music and comedy. Previously performed as isolated holiday-themed performances, this is the first time that When X Meets Y is getting its own full multi-week run. FST Improv Presents: When X Meets Y will run every Saturday in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre beginning January 12 through February 16.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Its Fall Improv Season Photo Florida Studio Theatre Announces Its Fall Improv Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2018

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its Fall Improv Season, which includes a brand new performance every Saturday, plus three special holiday-themed shows that will bring laughs, scares, and holiday cheer to Sarasota. The season kicks off on October 6 with FST Improv's classic comedy competition, Out of Bounds, where two teams of improvisers go head-to-head to compete for the most audience laughs. Out of Bounds runs every Saturday in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre through December 22.

Florid Studio Theatre Presents THE BOY WHO LIKED PULLING HAIR & OTHER PLAYS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2018

Florida Studio Theatre concludes its second Children's Theatre season with The Boy Who Liked Pulling Hair & Other Winning Plays, a collection of authentic stories from the imaginations of children in sixth grade and below. Part of the WRITE A PLAY program, this production will be performed on the Keating Mainstage by FST Acting Apprentices. With 13 inspiring and invigorating pieces selected from over 3,500 submissions, The Boy Who Liked Pulling Hair & Other Winning Plays reveals children's unique voices.

FST Announces One-Night-Only April Fool's Day Improv Tribute TOURNAMENT OF FOOLS Photo FST Announces One-Night-Only April Fool's Day Improv Tribute TOURNAMENT OF FOOLS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2018

Florida Studio Theatre's home Improv team goes head-to-head in a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of spontaneity, improvisation, and April Fool's Day. On March 31, some of the Gulf Coast's top improvisers will compete in a series of scenes, songs, and games to win your laughter, your applause, and the coveted title of "Champion of Fools." The exclusive performance takes place in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre at 8:30PM. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased from the FST Box Office in person, by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org. Full menu and bar are available. Doors open one hour prior to the show.

Sunburns, Sandles, and Snowbirds: FST Presents LIFE'S A BEACH Photo Sunburns, Sandles, and Snowbirds: FST Presents LIFE'S A BEACH
by Julie Musbach - Jan 5, 2018

Join FST Improv as they bring back the show created around all that makes Sarasota special. Life's A Beach is NOW PLAYING through April 7 in Bowne's Lab Theatre. Performances will be held every Saturday at 8:30pm. Full menu and bar are available. Doors open one hour prior to the show. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased from the FST Box Office in person, by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces 2017 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL WINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

FST is proud to announce the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. For 26 years, FST has honored thousands of young playwrights from all around the world through the WRITE A PLAY(WAP) program.

FST Announces Winners of Young Playwright's Festival
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 25, 2016

FST has announced the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. For 25 years, FST has honored thousands of young playwrights from all around the world through the WRITE A PLAY(WAP) program. Over the course of the 2015-2016 season, FST received plays written by over 3,600 young playwrights, aged 5-18. This year's winning plays will be presented in Imagination Adventures which is now playing through May 27 in FST's Keating Theatre. Tickets are $6. Please contact WRITE-A-PLAY Coordinator Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797 for tickets, show times, or other questions.

Vicki L. Zeiger to Serve as Board Chair at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Old Globe's Annual Meeting was held on Monday, February 1, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After a reception in the Jane and Victor Ottenstein Lobby, outgoing Old Globe Board Chair Elaine Bennett Darwin welcomed the Board of Directors and guests and announced the newly elected Board and Executive Committee members, including her successor as Board Chair, Vicki L. Zeiger.

FST Improv Sets Fall 2015 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 13, 2015

It's that time of year again for the ever popular pumpkin spice latte, apple-caramel scented candles, and of course, the start of FST Improv's Fall season. Beginning October 17, Sarasota's Original Anti-Depressant returns! FST Improv will perform a variety of shows including Out Of Bounds, We're Doomed! Halloween Special, When X Meets Y Holiday Special, Life's A Beach, and more. No matter your comedic tastes, FST Improv has something for everyone. Performances will be held every Saturday and select Fridays at 7:30pm with full menu and bar available. All tickets and packages may be purchased from the FST Box Office by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org.

FST's WRITE A PLAY Program to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 9, 2015

Florida Studio Theatre's WRITE A PLAY program celebrates its 25th year of introducing and inspiring young playwrights to explore the magic of live theatre. This special anniversary season will kick off in the Keating Theatre with Rumplestiltskin adapted by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. Directed by Associate Artist, Jason Cannon, performances begin in the Keating Theatre on Monday, October 1 and will play through November 13 to students from Sarasota and Manatee County schools. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased through FST's WRITE A PLAY Coordinator, Patrick A. Jackson, at 941.366.9797. 

FST's 2015 Young Playwright's Festival Awards Ceremony Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

FST is proud to announce the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. Playwrights have been hard at work creating their own original scenes, characters, and dialogue. However, these playwrights are not what you might expect - that is, they are all students ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. FST is proud to announce that this year's winning plays have now been selected and are being presented in UNDER SIX which runs through May 22.

Florida Studio Theatre Launches Kids Comedy Lab Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

Kids have the best laughs. When they think something is funny, you'll know it. That's why beginning today, April 4, FST Improv will now be performing a show for all ages, Kids Comedy Lab. These Today matinee performances begin at 2pm and are perfect for a great afternoon out with the kids. Doors open at 1pm. Tickets are $6 with free admission for kids 5 and under, making it affordable and fun to bring the whole family. Fruit roll-up and juice box will be provided.

FST Announces 2015 Young Playwright's Festival Winners; Ceremony Set for 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

FST is proud to announce the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. Playwrights have been hard at work creating their own original scenes, characters, and dialogue. However, these playwrights are not what you might expect - that is, they are all students ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. FST is proud to announce that this year's winning plays have now been selected and are being presented in UNDER SIX which runs through May 22.

Florida Studio Theatre to Launch Kids Comedy Lab, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Kids have the best laughs. When they think something is funny, you'll know it. That's why beginning on April 4, FST Improv will now be performing a show for all ages, Kids Comedy Lab. These Saturday matinee performances begin at 2pm and are perfect for a great afternoon out with the kids. Doors open at 1pm. Tickets are $6 with free admission for kids 5 and under, making it affordable and fun to bring the whole family. Fruit roll-up and juice box will be provided.

FST Improv Presents CUPID'S BROKEN ARROW: LOVE ME TINDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

What is the key to long-lasting love? Laughter, and a lot of it! FST Improv presents Cupid's Broken Arrow: Love Me Tinder, a special Valentine's Day show. For all those happily hitched, the Sweethearts package includes two champagne flutes and a delectable slice of cheesecake for $50. For all those sensationally single comedy lovers, there's the Single and Fabulous package for $20. This package includes a ticket to see this heartily humorous show, a delicious cup of ice cream, and choice of beer, house wine, or well beverage. All tickets and packages may be purchased from the FST Box Office by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.

FST Improv to Present CUPID'S BROKEN ARROW: LOVE ME TINDER, 2/14
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 6, 2015

What is the key to long-lasting love? Laughter, and a lot of it! FST Improv presents Cupid's Broken Arrow: Love Me Tinder, a special Valentine's Day show. For all those happily hitched, the Sweethearts package includes two champagne flutes and a delectable slice of cheesecake for $50. For all those sensationally single comedy lovers, there's the Single and Fabulous package for $20. This package includes a ticket to see this heartily humorous show, a delicious cup of ice cream, and choice of beer, house wine, or well beverage. All tickets and packages may be purchased from the FST Box Office by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.

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