Asolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Asolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces that it is the recipient of a $70,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant will support the theatre's highly anticipated 2018-19 season, which kicks off in November with a boldly reimagined production of The Music Man.

Asolo Rep creates world class theatre made in Sarasota. The Arts Appreciation Grant will help to underwrite the 2018-19 season, including the costs associated with the creation of the sets, costumes, props and the hiring of the top actors and artists in the country. The season features an array freshly envisioned classics, including The Music Man, The Crucible, Noises Off and Sweeney Todd, and also exciting new works, including A Doll's House, Part 2; Sweat; The Cake and Around the World in 80 Days.

"Gulf Coast Community Foundation's steadfast support of Asolo Rep and our 2018-19 season allows us to take artistic risks and continue to dream larger," said Linda DiGabriele, Asolo Rep's Managing Director. "We deeply value our ongoing partnership with Gulf Coast and are tremendously grateful for their investment in our artistic vision and success."

"Together with our donors, Gulf Coast recognizes the immense contributions of Asolo Rep to our region's economy, reputation, and quality of life," said Dr. Mark S. Pritchett, President | CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. "This grant is a confident investment in extraordinary theater that makes our community better."

Now in its 60th season, Asolo Repertory Theatre is recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in America and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. One of the few select theatres in the nation that performs in true rotating repertory, Asolo Rep's highly skilled acting company and extensive craftsmanship bring to life this unique performance method that gives audiences the opportunity to see multiple productions in the span of a few days. Asolo Rep presents up to 10 productions each season including contemporary and classic works and provocative musical theatre experiences. A theatre district in and of itself, Asolo Rep is committed to expanding its reach into the community, furthering its collaboration with the best theatre artists working in the industry today and cultivating new artists through its affiliation with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and Managing Director Linda DiGabriele, Asolo Rep's ambitious theatrical offerings and ground-breaking education and community programming engage audiences and ensure its lasting legacy for future generations.

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