The Sarasota Improv Festival: 10 Years. No Joke!

by Lydia Baxter Fans of comedy, spontaneity, and quick wit will flock to FST’s campus this July for the 10th Anniversary Sarasota Improv Festival. Founded in 2009, the first Sarasota Improv Festival was actually meant to be a one-time-only event. It took place in just one venue—FST’s Goldstein Cabaret—and featured 39 performers over the course of 2 days. There were only 12 groups that year, … Continue reading The Sarasota Improv Festival: 10 Years. No Joke!

Laughter Knows No Boundaries

by Nicole Clayton You may have heard the expression, “laughter knows no boundaries.” Florida Studio Theatre’s Improv Program proves it. From London to Latvia to Los Angeles, Florida Studio Theatre’s Improvisation programming reaches across many borders–geographic, linguistic, and cultural. Director of Improvisation Will Luera has traveled all around the globe teaching and performing the art of improv. His 2016 passport stamps included London, Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading Laughter Knows No Boundaries

Making It Up As They Go

by Amanda Moths On the heels of the biggest Sarasota Improv Festival yet, Florida Studio Theatre Improv is back with a brand new season of laughs, gaffes, and unpredictable fun. Kicking off our 10th Improv season is the classic game show-style battle of the improvisers, Out of Bounds. What better way to celebrate the return of football season than by bringing the spirit of competition … Continue reading Making It Up As They Go