Florida Studio Theatre WRITE A PLAY

Florida Studio Theatre is proud to present the  28th Anniversary of the WRITE A PLAY program. WRITE A PLAY is a year-round comprehensive arts integration program with a unique blend of professional plays, exciting theatre experiences, and in-class workshops. Through participatory learning with a special emphasis on literacy, this program has developed an impressive record of success, reaching over 50,000 students annually.

All Students are encouraged to submit their work to FST’s Young Playwrights Festival, which celebrates those students and their teachers, whose plays show a strong understanding for the theatrical process involved in writing a play and reveal a budding creative talent that deserves congratulations! 

Subscriptions are still available for the 2018/2019 School Year at last year’s prices! SUBSCRIBE NOW and get 3 shows for a total of $15/student.

This season includes:

Peter Pan

October 9th – December 6th, 2018

Snow White tour

Beginning October 2018

The play that sets the example

Imagination Rocks!

October 15th – February 22nd, 2019

The play that inspires writing 

A Beary Big Adventure and Other Winning Plays

Spring 2019

The winning plays written by children 


If you cannot come to us, we can bring the magic of live theatre to your school. All productions are available to tour.

For more information on this or other workshops, and pricing contact Hannah Bagnall, Education and Outreach Associate, at 941-366-9797 or hbagnall@floridastudiotheatre.org.


Florida Studio Theatre School

To enroll today contact Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at 941-366-1350 or by email atpsmith@floridastudiotheatre.org

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to making our programming accessible and affordable for everyone.  We offer discounts for Title I Schools, and our staff is available to answer questions and assist with writing grants and securing funding.

2018-2019 Youth & Teen Classes

2018-2019 Youth Workshop Schedule

Session I: Sept. 10 – Nov. 3
Session II: Nov. 5 – Jan. 19 (No Classes Nov. 19 – 24 and Dec. 24 – Jan. 5)
Session III: Jan. 21 –  March 16 (No Classes March 18 – 23)
Session IV: March 25 – May 18


Little Theatre | Ages 4-6

Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song and develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite, but children ages four years or older that have attended pre-k are welcome to register upon Education Staff approval.

Wednesdays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Fee: $199/session or Buy 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning September 12 |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning September 15  |  ENROLL

SESSION II
Wednesdays, Beginning November 7 | ENROLL 
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Wednesdays, Beginning January 23  |  ENROLL 
Saturdays, Beginning January 26  |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Wednesdays, Beginning March 25  |  ENROLL 
Saturdays, Beginning March 30  | ENROLL


Little Theatre Dance  |  Ages 4-6

Little Theatre Dance gives children the opportunity to move their bodies and work on motor skills, creative expression, balance, and coordination.

Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Fee: $75/session

SESSION I
Saturdays, Beginning September 15 | ENROLL

SESSION II
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Saturdays, Beginning January 26  |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Saturdays, Beginning March 30  |  ENROLL


Theatre Combo  |  Ages 7-12
Acting, Dancing & Improvisation

Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement and dance while enhancing ensemble building skills. Improvisational games teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience.

Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Thursdays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, OR Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $199/session or Buy 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL 
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning September 15  |  ENROLL

SESSION II
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22 |  ENROLL
Thursdays, Beginning January 24 |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning January 26 |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning March 30  |  ENROLL


Acting for Youth  |  Ages 7-12

From being comfortable in front of an audience to utilizing mind, voice and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage, young actors will learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique. Rehearse and perform short pieces and monologues.

Mondays Or Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning September 15  |  ENROLL

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22  | ENROLL

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 25  | ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL


Youth Acting Through Physicality |  Ages 7-12

Dive into the exercises that bring characters to life! Students will explore ways to use their bodies to tell a story and learn to embody characters through the art of physical transformation. Through this empowering class, students will make discoveries about self-awareness, positive body image, and physical confidence.

Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL

SESSION II
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL


Write It Down!  |  Ages 7-12
An Exploration in Playwriting 

For students with a love of storytelling, explore characters and relationships while strengthening writing and literacy skills. Students will create and write original scenes and short plays. This class culminates with staged readings of pieces developed in class. 

Mondays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 5  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 25  |  ENROLL


Musical Theatre Boot Camp  |  Ages 7-14

Open to Musical Theatre lovers of all levels, students will learn the fundamentals of performing a musical theatre piece and discover the basics of being a “triple threat”—an actor, singer, and dancer. Each student will work with professional Teaching Artists on a solo piece while exploring staged movement and how to act a song. This class culminates with an open class musical revue.

Thursdays, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL 


Musical Theatre  |  Ages 7-14

Rehearse and perform an original one-act musical. Strengthen performance technique, utilizing acting, dancing, and singing. Develop character and relationship with an ensemble. Build self-image and self-esteem, enhancing mind, voice, imagaination, and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. This class culminates in a final performance.

Mondays, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM & Wednesdays, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fee: $698 for 48 classes 

SESSION I
Mondays and Wednesdays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL 


Advanced Youth Acting | Ages 7-12
Perform a Play

Investigate the depth and challenege of developing a complete play. Collaborate with FST teaching artists to create, rehearse, and perform an original one-act piece. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. This class culminates in a final performance.

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL


Kid’s Komedy Club  |  Ages 10-18

Write, rehearse, and perform sketch comedy and improvisation games. KKC will perform in front of a live audience for selected performances. Utilize acting, movement, and singing skills in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will  depth and challenege of developing a complete play. Collaborate with FST teaching artists to create, rehearse, and perform an original one-act piece. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. This class culminates in a final performance.

Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 

2018-2019 Teen Workshop Schedule

Session I: Sept. 10 – Nov. 3
Session II: Nov. 5 – Jan. 19 (No Classes Nov. 19 – 24 and Dec. 24 – Jan. 5)
Session III: Jan. –  March 16 (No Classes March 18 – 23)
Session IV: March 25 – May 18


Write and Perform  |  Ages 13-18

For students with a love of storytelling, explore characters and relationships while strengthening acting technique and improving writing skills. Students will develop, write, and perform scenes and short plays.

Mondays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee: $399/session or get both sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL 


Acting for Teens  |  Ages 13-17

Learn the building blocks of a solid acting technique, utilizing mind, voice and body to communicate emotion. Become comfortable in front of an audience and enhance imagination through improvisation.

Mondays or Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 5  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL 


Steam Punk Improv Workshop  |  Ages 13-18

Originating in the 19th century Victorian Age, Steam Punk has become a movement in today’s culture. Take a journey through time and explore the history of Steam Punk beginning with its characters- Aviators, Scientists, and Adventurers- and moving through the settings- the Old West, aboard ships and hot air balloons, and in early cities such as post-Revolutionary War New York. Students will learn improv techniques such as using a strong voice, collaborating with others, confidence to further build out their characters, and ways to physicalize a story. Taught by Director of Improvisation, Will Luera, participants will go on adventures through Steam Punk worlds of yesterday and today!

Thursdays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning  March 28  |  ENROLL 


Teen Improvisation  |  Ages 12-17

Learn and reinforce improvisation skills in a lively and creative environment. Learn how to be present in the moment. This class encourages expression of individual creativity and authenticity through a variety of improvisation exercises.

Wednesdays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session or buy 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning September 12  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Wednesdays, Beginning November 14  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Wednesdays, Beginning January 23  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Wednesdays, Beginning March 27  |  ENROLL 


Teen Acting Through Physicality  |  Ages 13-18

Dive into the exercises that bring characters to life! Students will explore ways to use their bodies to tell a story and learn to embody characters through the art of physical transformation. Through this empowering class, students will make discoveries about self-awareness, positive body image, and physical confidence.

Thursdays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III 
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL 


Teen Musical Theatre | Ages 13-18

Rehearse and perform an original one-act musical. Strengthen performance technique, acting, dancing and singing. Develop character and relationship with an ensemble. Build self-image and self-esteem, enhancing mind, voice, imagination and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. Culminates in a final performance.

Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 


Advanced Teen Acting  |  Ages 13-18
Perform a Play

Investigate the depths and challenge of a complete play. Collaborate with FST teaching artists to develop, rehearse, and perform an original one-act piece. Strengthen performance technique and acting skills by developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. Culminates in a final performance.

Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL 


Teen Talent Troupe  |  Ages 13-18

Are you destined to be on the stage? With the FST campus full of Broadway veterans and professional artists, the Teen Talent Troupe introduces students to the world of professional theatre at FST. Through Master Classes and Intensives in a year-long program students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a life in the theatre. This group will have every opportunity to learn everything the professional theatre world has to offer including Acting the Song, Script Analysis, Song Interpretation, Classical Acting, Speech and Text, Resumes, Headshots, Agents, and the Business of Theatre.

Audition Required. Participants must sign up for an audition slot by emailing Christine Hopkins at chopkins@floridastudiotheatre.org.

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes


Teen Ambassador Program  |  Ages 13-18

The Teen Ambassador Program serves as a volunteer program dedicated to young people who are looking to be involved in the operation and events revolving around a nationally recognized arts organization. These teens will be ambassadors/representatives of FST and receive volunteer hours. Teen Ambassadors will be invited to dress rehearsals of shows at Florida Studio Theatre, receive a minimum of 3 volunteer hours each month, and engage in master classes, backstage tours, conversations with guest speakers, and meet and greets with professionals in career tracks connected to the arts.

Dates and Times Vary
Fee: $250 Membership Fee

SESSION I  |  ENROLL 

 


To read about our instructors, click here. To enroll today contact Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at 941-366-1350 or by email atpsmith@floridastudiotheatre.org


Explorations Contact: Hannah Bagnall

Phone: 941-366-9797

Email: hbagnall@floridastudiotheatre.org

Website: http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/

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