Planned Giving Matters

by Amanda Moths and Melody Mora-Shihadeh Muriel O’Neil was not just an avid fan of Florida Studio Theatre productions. She was also a great friend of the theatre. In addition to many years of attending shows at FST, her dedication and selfless hours of volunteer work further demonstrated her passion and appreciation for the art of theatre. Muriel sadly passed away in 2013. But thanks … Continue reading Planned Giving Matters

Young Playwrights Festival

by Caroline Kaiser The WRITE A PLAY program is one of the pillars of Florida Studio Theatre’s Education program. This spring, the program, now in its 26th year, will culminate in the Young Playwright’s Festival on May 19. Beginning each fall, WRITE A PLAY kicks off with a children’s play performed by FST’s acting apprentices. FST Playmakers then bring theatre to the students, teaching the … Continue reading Young Playwrights Festival

A Nod to the Past, An Eye Towards the Future

by Amanda Moths and Becca Jennings On February 26th, FST will celebrate rebirth and revival at Shakespeare’s Shindig: A Modern Day Renaissance. Inspired by an iconic period of artistic and cultural transformation, this year’s annual fundraiser celebrates some of FST’s own exciting transformations with a nod to one of the most influential artists of the English Renaissance, William Shakespeare. American theatre itself is experiencing a … Continue reading A Nod to the Past, An Eye Towards the Future

Rebecca Hopkins: Celebrating 20 Years at FST

by Nicole Clayton It’s hard to put into words the passion and appreciation required to work for and serve an organization for twenty years. Luckily, the work often speaks for itself. After spending the beginning of her career in Atlanta, Austin, and Clearwater, Rebecca came to FST in 1998. Hopkins says, “I really only expected to be at FST for a season or two. I … Continue reading Rebecca Hopkins: Celebrating 20 Years at FST

Jynelly Rosario Receives Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award

Every year, the staff at FST presents one outstanding intern the annual Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award. This honor is given in recognition of their talent, drive, and achievement. The person is chosen because they embody the core values and mission of FST and acts as a model for others through their natural leadership. This year, the award was presented to … Continue reading Jynelly Rosario Receives Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award

Building a Community Space

by Amanda Moths The 2017-18 Season is starting off with exciting new additions to the FST campus. The first of which is the newly named Arnold Simonsen and Ronda Montminy Theatre Wing. Florida Studio Theatre received a generous $1 million gift from Mr. Arnold Simonsen for the purchase of 1234 1st Street, located adjacent to FST’s administrative parking lot. The new building will provide much … Continue reading Building a Community Space

Publix Super Markets Charities Named WRITE A PLAY Partner of the Year

by Amanda Moths This May, Florida Studio Theatre recognized Publix Super Markets Charities as WRITE A PLAY Partner of the Year. Publix Super Market Charities has been dedicated to serving the communities in which Publix operates since 1966, and the organization has sponsored the WRITE A PLAY (WAP) program and residencies in schools for nearly twenty years. Since 1991, FST’s WAP Program has strengthened literacy … Continue reading Publix Super Markets Charities Named WRITE A PLAY Partner of the Year

A Swashbuckling Season

by Melanie Slusar Florida Studio Theatre’s Children’s Theatre is soaring to new heights. Now, featuring a season that is just as robust as this Winter’s Mainstage, Children’s Theatre has an expanded lineup full of magic, adventure, and holiday spirit for the whole family. First up is a new take on the timeless classic, Robin Hood, a swashbuckling tale full of swordfights, archery, and even a … Continue reading A Swashbuckling Season

Complimentary Contrasts: Summer Sidekick Sensations

by Lydia Baxter Sometimes two seemingly different and uncomplimentary ideas can actually work in synchronicity. Florida Studio Theatre’s 2018 Summer Cabaret Season is filled with fresh and exciting new takes on much-loved classics: men perform an iconic female singer-songwriter’s music, Broadway hits get a twist of jazz and swing, and Gilbert & Sullivan is brought into the 21st century. Carole’s Kings, the first in FST’s … Continue reading Complimentary Contrasts: Summer Sidekick Sensations