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Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award

On Monday, February 24, artists and supporters of Florida Studio Theatre (FST) flocked to its downtown campus for FST's annual fundraiser, the Dangerous Ladies Shindig. Long-time FST supporter Marie G. Kropp chaired the event, and Gulf Coast Community Foundation supported the Shindig as its lead sponsor. With exclusive live entertainment, the presentation of the distinguished Spelman Award, and a plated three-course dinner, FST's Dangerous Ladies Shindig was a not-to-be-missed event for many of the greatest supporters of the arts and contemporary theatre in Sarasota.

This year's award went to Gaele Barthold for her unwavering enthusiasm for and exceptional support of the theatre as an Underwriter for FST's Mainstage, Cabaret, and Stage III programs. Barthold attends almost every production's initial read-through, dress rehearsal, and opening night performance at FST, often seeing each show more than once. She has been a vital part of FST's Suffragist Project, helping organize the Suffragist March in Sarasota's Holiday Parade and volunteering at area schools with FST performing artists as part of the Project's Historically Speaking tour.

Photo Credit: Sarah Haley/Becca Jennings/Alyssa Parrish

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Richard Hopkins

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Amanda Hargen, Elise Rodriguez, Hannah Bagnall, Sarah Durham and Denee Lortz

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Richard and Rebecca Hopkins

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Wendy Grady and Graci McGillicuddy

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Cat Patterson and Madalyn McHugh

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Seth Eliser, Jim Prosser, Alayna Gallo, and Dale Obermark

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Catherine Randazzo, Alayna Gallo, Joe Casey, and Jannie Jones

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Dickie Smothers and Event Chair Marie Kropp

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
2020 Spelman Award Recipient Gaele Barthold

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
2020 Spelman Award Recipient Gaele Barthold speaks at FSTa??s Dangerous Ladies Shindig

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Michael Ross

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Crowd gathers at FSTa??s Dangerous Ladies Shindi

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy, and Judge Charles E Williams



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