Florida Studio Theatre's Master Class Series Continues 10/28 with EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Florida Studio Theatre is holding a series of 8 master classes on the 4th Monday of each month. The next Master Class: Emotional Intelligence will be held on October 28th from 7:00 - 9:00pm. All Master Classes are available for $25 per class or 8 classes for $150. To enroll, please call Pam Smith, Education Administrator at 941-366-1350 or visit http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/education-adult-list.php.

"Master Class Mondays will appeal to anyone who craves specialized knowledge about theatre. Each intensive two hour seminar will focus on a specific aspect of the theatrical process," stated Jason Cannon, FST Associate Artist and Master Class instructor. Each Master Class is led by an FST professional or guest artist focusing on a specific topic each month. Class topics may include: Auditioning, Mask Work, Emotional Intelligence, Lyrical Interpretation, Puppetry, The Art of the Callback, The Business of Show Business, Devising/Ensemble Work, Voiceovers, Suzuki and Script Analysis.

Acting Apprentice, Matt Ebling, shares his experience of the most recent Master Class, Anatomy of an Audition, stating, "My experience in the Master Class was delightful and enlightening. Jason's experience and expertise on the subject offers information that is both difficult/impossible to come by in other classes and essential in practice."

Acting Apprentice Katelyn McKelley, also described the class saying, "Jason is an extraordinary instructor. I feel that I have learned more about auditions in one hour than I would have dreamed possible. The class reawakened the desire to try and help tamper out some of the fears I've held onto."

The next Master Class Monday on October 28th will focus on emotional intelligence. The class will be led by Beth Duda, Director of Education, from 7:00-9:00pm. Duda describes this class stating, "The act of creation is an act of great courage. To create an impactful work of art we need to engage not only with our intellect, but with our emotions as well. This Master Class is designed to have the participants viscerally connect to feelings and emotions and learn ways of applying that emotion to their art."

All Master Classes are held on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Classes are available for $25 per class or 8 classes for $150. To enroll, please call Pam Smith, Education Administrator at 941- 366-1350 or visit http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/education-adult-list.php.

Known as Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre was founded in 1973 by Jon Spelman. Starting out as a small touring company, FST traveled to places such as migrant camps and prisons. The company eventually settled down into a permanent home, acquiring the former Woman's Club building - now renamed the Keating Theatre. In the years that followed, Florida Studio Theatre established itself as a major force in American Theatre, presenting Contemporary Theatre in its four theatre venues: the Keating Theatre, the newly renovated Gompertz Theatre, the Goldstein Cabaret and the John C. Court Cabaret. Soon to come in January of 2014, FST will open its fifth theatre venue, the Bowne Lab Theatre.

Even with its growth, Florida Studio Theatre remains firmly committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to a broad-based audience. Under Richard Hopkins, Artistic Director and CEO, FST develops theatre that speaks to our living, evolving, and dynamically changing world. As FST grows and expands, it continues to provide audiences with challenging, contemporary drama and innovative programs.

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