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2013-2014 Adult Classes

SESSION I: September 16- November 10
SESSION II: November 11 - January 26
SESSION III: January 27 - March 30
SESSION IV: March 31 - May 26

Payment Policy:

A $75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required in order to register. The balance will be due 1 month prior to the start of the session. If your balance in not received by the due date, your registration will default. At that time, we will notify you and open the spot to other interested students.

If you have to withdraw after classes have begun, NO REFUND will be given.

You may enroll online by paying in full (the first $75 is NON-REFUNDABLE). To register with your $75 deposit, send an email to Pamela Smith.You will be contacted directly.

Please Note:
If you are registering for multiple sessions online, please complete a separate transaction for each session. During the ticketing session,
your class may be referred to as a performance. This is normal - please continue. If you do not receive a confirmation email or phone call within 48 hours, contact us directly at (941) 366-1350 to verify your enrollment.

If you have any problems registering, don't hesitate to contact our Education Administrator Pam Smith directly at (941) 366-1350.

FST Fall Offerings

Behind the Scenes at FST
Join the professionals for a behind-the-scenes exploration of play
creation. This program allows you to follow the visiting professional
artists and FST staff from initial concept through the final
performance. Throughout the Mainstage Season you will be invited
to a series of readings, rehearsals and discussions. Join the professionals
*Script Analysis
*Design Concept Meeting
*First Read-Through (with the actors & designers)
*Play Panel Discussion
*Process Class
* First Run-Through (first-time actors run through show in rehearsal)
*Tech Rehearsal
*Dress Rehearsal
Space is limited to the first 32 applicants
8 Classes
Fee: $99


Play Reading Seminar | Fridays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A reading club focused on exploring towering works of the theatre canon.
Learn more about the plays that are the foundation of dramatic literature.
Once a week we will read a classic play and share discussion about its
current relevance and impact on how we understand theater and the world.
Space is limited to the first 15 applicants.
8 Week Sessions
Fee: $99/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $297

Enroll Online:
Session IV : Begins April 4


Reader's Circle | Wednesdays 2:00-4:00pm
A book club focused on the newest and most cutting edge plays
coming to FST's literary department! Once a week we will read a
play that you have never read before, a play that has received strong
reviews from FST staff and may even be under consideration for
development and production. A lively mix of discussion and analysis,
Reader's Circle is your chance to have your opinion heard on the newest
plays around. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants.
8 Week Sessions
Fee: $99/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $297

Enroll Online:
Session IV : Begins April 2

Playwriting Workshop | Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm
For writers interested in developing work for the stage. The class
will read and discuss short plays and scenes written by each other.
We will examine audience expectations, theatrical conventions
and the basic craft elements involved in hooking an audience. We
will also discuss how to liberate yourself in writing and how to
maximize the dramatic possibilities for your play.
8 Week session
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session IV:Begins March 27

No Fear Acting | Tuesdays 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
The most thorough introduction to Acting class you will ever experience.
Unleash your inner actor and lay the groundwork for all your future
performances and classes. Start your training with a solid foundation, and
learn the building blocks of minda, heart, body and voice. This 16-week class
will improve your mind with script and character analysis, deepen your heart
with emotional intelligence, free your body with biomechanics and movement-
based exercises, and unleash your voice with breathing and vocal training.
The class will culminate with an open class where polished monologues and
scenes are presented by the students for an invited audience.
Fee: $398 per 16-week session or $597 for both sesions!


No Fear Acting for Seniors | Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to take a class with people your age? Try this class, tailored
to our older generation. Still an in-depth Acting Class, this session
will teach the same skill sets of No Fear Acting and will help you
learn the building blocks of mind, heart, body and voice. This 16-week
session will culminate in an open class.

Fee: $398 per 16-week session or $597 for both sesions!


Acting for the Camera | Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Designed for students with some previous acting experience either
in the classroom or on stage. Class work will be video taped, and
instruction will focus on learning acting techniques for on-camera
auditions, commercial copy, improvisation, and serious scripted
scene work. Participants will become familiar with the filmmaking
process, and will cover a variety of topics from audition etiquette
to empowering yourself as an actor and how to book a job.
Space is limited to 10 students
16 Week Session

Fee: $398/16 Week Session or $597 for two sessions!

Devise and Conquer! | Mondays from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Students will be guided in the creating and development of
short plays and monologues based on their own lives,
and then receive acting instruction to polish the
presentation of these original works in Mixed Nuts
performances in Bowne's Lab Theatre on the 1st Wednesday
of each month.
Fee: $297 for 12 weeks!


Spoken Word: Sarasota | 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spoken Word is poetry intended for onstage performance, rather
than exclusively designed for the page. While often associated
with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern
poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as
well as jazz, blues, and folk music. This class will give guidance on
preparing material, and rehearsing original Spoken Word pieces.
Students, once they have displayed proficiency, may have an opportunity
to perform in Spoken Word: Sarasota events. Students will also
have the opportunity to perform in Mixed Nuts performances on
the third Wednesday of each month in Bowne's Lab Theatre.
Fee: $50/1 month or $225 for 6 months

Enroll Online:
Session VII:Begins April 7
Session VIII:Begins May 5

Broadway Dancercise | Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dancing to keep fit, a fun way to achieve your fitness goals.
Unlike many exercise classes which work on specific parts
of the body, dancing is an excellent way to achieve all-around
fitness because it strengthens, tones, improves posture and flexibility.
It's also a great cardiovascular workout. Join instructor Natalia Mock, as
she teaches you routines to popular Broadway show tunes. Attend once
or twice a week, and before you know it you'll be able to "Climb
Every Mountain."
Fee: Tuesday- $149 for 6 weeks or $239 for 12 weeks

Tuesday: Begins March 11

Introduction to Improvisation | Mondays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM or Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Discover the freedom of spontaneity! Introduction
to Improvisation is the launching ground for developing
one's skills as an Improv performer. Students
are given the opportunity to explore creativity, hone
presentation skills and build self confidence. This
class focuses on playing together, energy, teamwork,
making others look good, and the basic tenet
of "Yes, and..."
8 Week Session
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online: Monday
Session III: Begins January 27
Session IV: Begins March 31

Enroll Online: Tuesday
Session III: Begins February 12
Session IV: Begins April 2


Improvisation | Tuesdayss 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Students are placed into an ensemble and learn to
build on the fundamentals of Improvisation. The
class introduces narrative storytelling and scenework.
The focus is on building scenes with beginning,
middle, and end as well as the importance of
relationship. As sessions continue, the class focuses
on working with scene partners to create characters
with a purpose and stories of substance. Introduction
class or previous improv experience required
to join this class.
8 Week Session
Fee: $199
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session III: Begins February 11
Session IV: Begins April 2


Danger! I Laugh in the Face of Danger! | Thursdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You start a scene with infinite possibilities. So why do
so many scenes end up talkative or argumentative? The
answer: FEAR of RISK. It's time to break your comfort
zone. Challenge and empower your performance by
focusing on physicality, environment, emotional
vulnerability, and purposeful dialogue .
8 Week Session
Fee: $199
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session III: Begins February 13
Session IV: Begins April 3


Scenic Improv | Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Become a better improviser by concentrating on strong scenic
work. This class focuses on building fully realized scenes by learning
to play emotionally with your partner. Learn how to know
your character, how character evolves with relationship, and
how to make honest choices that advance your scene.
8 Week Session
Fee: $199
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session III: Begins January 29
Session IV: Begins April 2


The Improviser's Guide to the Galaxy | Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All the world's a stage and it can be a scary place when you're making
everything up. This all-encompassing journey into longform
will go into great depth about what it takes to be a great improviser
in your own little world with tons of exercises, direct feedback,
and biweekly epiphanies. Covering all the steps from the "RULES"
of improv to scene structure, story telling, character creation, and
long-form narrative, this class favors the bold and heaps the most
benefits on those willing to fail, have fun, and work as an ensemble.
For the experienced Improvisor.
Fee: $199 per 8-week session

Enroll Online:
Session III: Begins January 28
Session IV: Begins April 1

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Pamela Smith, Education Administrator
(941) 366-1350 - Education Office • E-mail:

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