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2014-2015 Adult Classes

SESSION I: September 22- November 23
SESSION II: December 1 - January 25
SESSION III: January 26 - March 29
SESSION IV: March 30 - May 17

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
This popular series takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the play creation process!
Follow the professional visiting artists and FST staff from initial concept to final performance.
You'll be right beside the professionals for:
*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/session

Enroll Online:

Session IV : Follows Winter Mainstage #4. Begins Week of Mar. 3


Reader's Circle | Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm
Similar to a book club except we focus on plays!
Anyone interested in theatre and how plays get from the
playwright to the stage will enjoy these weekly meetings
to read and analyze scripts with an eye towards full
production. The plays will be selected from FST's own
Literary Department, and each class will be a lively mix
of discovery and discussion.
Maximum enrollment is limited to 15 participants per class.
8 Week Sessions
Fee: $99/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $297

Enroll Online:

Session III : Begins January 28

Session IV : Begins March 25

Flying Solo: Writing for Performance | Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
In sixteen weeks, students will be guided in the creation and
development of one-person plays, monologues, and stories based
on prompts, exercises, and improvisation, and then receive acting
instruction to polish the presentation of these original works in
Mixed Nuts performances in Bowne's Lab Theatre.
Prerequisite: No Fear Acting or submit a theatre resume.
16 Week Session
Fee: $398 per 16-week session.

Enroll Online:
Session Begins January 26


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 class will feature two performance nights in Bowne's
Lab Theatre, where students will perform polished monologues
and scenes for a live audience.

16 Week Sessions
Fee: $398 per 16-week session!


Acting for the Camera | Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00pm
This 10 week course is designed for students with some previous
acting experience either in the classroom or on stage. Class work
will be videotaped, 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
including making strong choices, audition etiquette, what casting
directors look for, empowering yourself as an actor, dealing with
nerves, taking risks, analyzing a script, working with a partner,
image/type and how to book a job.
Space is limited to 10 students
Prerequisite: No Fear Acting or submit a theatre resume.
10 Week Session
Fee: $398 for 10 weeks!

Broadway Dancercize | Saturdays from 9:15 AM - 10:30 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,
and is a great cardiovascular workout in one bargain. Join
instructor Natalia Mock, as she teaches you routines to popular
Broadway show tunes. Before you know it, you'll be able to "Climb
Every Mountain"!
8 Classes Per Session
Fee: $125/session

Enroll Online:
Session III : Begins January 31

Session IV : Begins March 28

Introduction to Improvisation | Mondays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM or Tuesdays 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 Sessions
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online: Tuesdays at 7pm
Session IVb : Begins March 31



Improvisation | Mondays or Thursdays 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 Sessions
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online for Mondays
Session III: Begins January 26

Session IV: Begins March 30

Enroll Online for Thursdays
Session III : Begins January 29

Session IV : Begins April 2

Scenic Improv | Tuesdays 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/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session IV : Begins March 31


Improv for Performance | Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Let's put it all together! An in-depth class designed to develop and refine the
individual's ability to work in an ensemble. Structured around performance,
students perform regularly in FST's Bowne's Lab. Special attention is
paid to the individual performer's ability to create believable,
emotionally based characters that have the ability to drive a
scene forward though character modification and change.
Admission to this class is by instructor recommendation only.
8 Week Session
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session III : Begins January 27

Session IV : Begins March 31


Going Long: An Introduction to Creating the Narrative | Thursdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All the world is a stage and it takes practice to avoid the pit.
Through games, exercises and training formats, you'll learn
the basic elements of improvising a thirty-minute story:
who is the story about, what kind of story is it, and how
does your character fit into it. This workshop series offers
the keys on how to begin with nothing, go on a journey,
and actually find the end.
8 Week Session
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session IV : Begins April 2


Forever Improv| Thursdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Taken all of our Improv classes and still can't get enough?
This class if for the advanced improv student that has been
through all FST classes or has similiar experience.
8 Week Session
Fee: $199/session
Sign-up for 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online:
Session III : Begins January 29

Session IV : Begins April 2

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

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

Our box office is located at the corner of North Palm Avenue and Cocoanut in downtown Sarasota, Florida.





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Tues. - Wed. - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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