Florida State University
School of Theatre
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Welcome to the School of Theatre at Florida State. As one of the top-tier theatre training programs in the nation, the School of Theatre challenges its students to grow as artists and individuals as they explore the world of theatre and where they fit into it. The School provides its students with a wide variety of theatrical and educational opportunities. The primary mission of the School of Theatre is to offer students a comprehensive education in theatre and to prepare emerging artists to enter the professional theatre industry. As a result, the School of Theatre provides both student artists and community audience members a diverse array of productions that explore the spectrum of our shared humanity. Florida State has an internationally recognized faculty known for their outstanding teaching, creativity, and professional experiences that daily enriches the students education. Our students’ achievements are remarkable. Each year, many of our students receive awards and scholarships for their artistry and academic success. At the School of Theatre, we encourage our students to dream and take chances with their dreams. We invite you to share in that journey with them as we explore the world of theatre. We also invite you to visit our beautiful campus, schedule a tour, observe a class, or attend a performance. We welcome your interest in the School of Theatre and hope to see you soon in our theatres and studios.
Notable Alumni Include: Christiani Pitts, Kassie Meiler, Andrew Rincon, Leslie Donna Flesner, Harris Milgrim, Kaylin Seckel, Sheila Jones, Montego Glover, Andre Holland, Amanda Lamotte, Justin Bowen.
Faculty Info: Chari Arespacochaga Jacki Armit Sean Bartley Terri Bourus Robert H. Coleman Mary Karen Dahl Patricia Delorey Jonathan Epstein Kate Gelabert Casey Hagwood Debra Hale Kellen Hoxworth Amy Huang Dale F. Jordan Dariush Kashani Jean McDaniel Lickson Jim Lile Andrei Malaev-Babel Colleen Muscha Christina Nabity Elizabeth Osborne Tom Ossowski Anthony Rhine Kris Salata Eliza Ladd Schwarz Jason Paul Tate Aaron C. Thomas Jessica West Todd Wren
Center Theatre Group Launches CTG Leadership Circle
November 22, 2021
Center Theatre Group has launched the CTG Leadership Circle, a program intended to uplift, celebrate and support early- and mid- career staff members at Los Angeles’ largest theatre company. The focus of CTG Leadership Circle is on employees who identify as BIPOC, as well as individuals from intersectional and marginalized identities.
Slippery Rock University Presents TECHIES, A World Premiere Musical
November 16, 2021
Slippery Rock University's Theatre Department is presenting the World Premiere musical 'Techies' by the award winning NYC based writing team of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor from November 18th-22nd. Set in Westside High School's theater department, TECHIES chronicles the war between the actors and the technical theater specialists, or 'techies,' for a foothold in the school's social ladder-even if it is the lowest rung.
The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol Presents THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter
November 04, 2021
This month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol opens the second production of its sixth season, The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter. The production will be staged at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL).
Megan Hilty, Linda Eder, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below in November
October 29, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
Comedian Bert Kreischer Is Coming To Worcester
October 28, 2021
After bouncing back from the pandemic with his wildly successful 2021 Berty Boy Relapse Tour, award-winning comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer is taking no breaks from touring.
Comedian Bert Kreischer Brings The Berty Boy Relapse Tour To PPAC April 1, 2022
October 26, 2021
After bouncing back from the pandemic with his wildly successful 2021 Berty Boy Relapse Tour, award-winning comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer is taking no breaks from touring. Set to wrap the first leg of the Berty Boy Relapse Tour this December, “The Machine” will launch the next leg of the 50-date tour beginning in Vancouver, BC on January 13, 2022.
Bert Kreischer Brings Newest Comedy Tour to Keller Auditorium January 2022
October 26, 2021
After bouncing back from the pandemic with his wildly successful 2021 Berty Boy Relapse Tour, award-winning comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer is taking no breaks from touring. Bert will bring his tour to Portland’s Keller Auditorium on January 14, 2022.
The Opera at Florida State University's College of Music
October 22, 2021
The Opera at Florida State University’s College of Music will present its Fall Opera, W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), on Halloween weekend.
Martha Hill Dance Fund Awards to Take Place Virtually This November
October 21, 2021
The MARTHA HILL DANCE FUND has announced the 2021 Martha Hill Dance Fund Virtual Celebration, November 22, 2021, streaming pre-recorded via Vimeo, but with the energy of a live happening!
Patti LaBelle Will Come to Florida State University Theatre Next Month
October 09, 2021
Between recording and touring, Patti LaBelle has written six books, created a food line, and starred in a highly rated show on the Cooking Channel called Patti LaBelle’s Place. Throughout her 50-plus year career, Patti has become world-renowned as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success.
Florida State University Presents NEWSIES
October 04, 2021
Cheer on a band of orphan newsboys challenging their personal Goliath within a corrupt establishment in this high-energy musical inspired by true events.
Composer Carlisle Floyd Dies at Age 95
October 01, 2021
Boosey & Hawkes has shared the death of American composer Carlisle Floyd, who passed away on September 30, at age 95 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Naples Players Announce $15 Million Revitalization
September 27, 2021
Plans for the revitalized facility include significant improvements to the existing theaters and the creation of an additional theater designed to anchor the organization's Educational Theatre program, serving students of all ages and abilities.
The Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Keyboard, Joela Jones To Be Honored With Distinguished Service Award
September 23, 2021
On Thursday, October 14, 2021, The Cleveland Orchestra's principal keyboard, Joela Jones, will be presented with the Orchestra's twenty-fifth Distinguished Service Award.
The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2021/2022 Season
August 30, 2021
The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program (NYYS) and Director Anna K. Jacobs have announced the 2021/2022 Season. Heading into its fourth season the NYYS Musical Theater Songwriting program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes.