Update browser for a secure Made experience

It looks like you may be using a web browser version that we don't support. Make sure you're using the most recent version of your browser, or try using of these supported browsers, to get the full Made experience: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

23_Sarasota Showcase_Main Image

Sarasota Showcase

Featuring Improv Teams: The Early Birds, BUSTED!, and Impromptu
Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 4PM

Sarasota Showcase

Featuring Improv Teams: The Early Birds, BUSTED!, and Impromptu
Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 4PM

Sarasota Showcase features three FST Improv Student House Teams: The Early Birds, BUSTED!, and Impromptu. Each of these teams have studied improvisation through The FST School, and have gone on to create and perform in troupes of their own.

Single Tickets: $5, or add this performance to any Saturday or Weekend pass for free during checkout

BUSTED! (Sarasota, FL) is an all-female improv troupe founded in 2018. We believe in the art of play and enjoy creating humorous real-life situations where female relationships are represented. BUSTED! is an FST Improv Student House Team.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Sarasota, FL) is a group of experienced improvisers who met at Florida Studio Theatre's improv program in Sarasota, FL. Each performer has several years of comedy improvisation experience. Some came to Sarasota from improv theaters in NY, Chicago and LA. Several have also performed at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, on TV, in movies and other comedy venues. They have performed in over 125 shows and comedy festivals from West Palm Beach to Boston. They perform a series of totally improvised rapid fire games (think "Whose Line Is It Anyway?") with audience participation. They also perform long form improv including free form montage and The Armando. Early Bird Special is an FST Improv Student House Team.

IMPROMPTU (Sarasota, FL) began their improv journey in the Florida Studio Theatre Improv School under Will Luera, and was enhanced by the introduction of their coaches from Impro Theatre LA, Lisa Fredrickson and Jo McGinley. Building on their team skills of storytelling and theatre, the group found their passion in unscripted theatre set in the post-war era, especially Southern Gothic (inspired by the great American playwrights - Williams, Miller, and Inge), and in Passion Noir, a period thriller. The team has studied with many of the leaders of narrative theatre in both the U.S. and Europe, and has been selected to perform at festivals in England, Sweden, Paris, Canada and across the U.S. They're thrilled to perform in their home base Festival! Impromptu is an FST Improv Student House Team.


Cathi Carson-Freymann

Valeria Sloan

Maggie Mandell

Early Bird Special Cast

Jeff Sherman

Nanci Rand

Lynn Means

Suzanne Williams

Tony Stanol

Colleen Sherman

Impromptu Cast

Teresa Bueno

Joe Rinaldi

Kathleen Rinaldi

Dive into your own spontaneity with Sarasota Improv Festival Workshops! Our offerings allow you to learn from the experts with intimate trainings led by Festival artists from across the country and around the world. Featuring workshops in a wide range of improvisational styles and techniques, there is something for improvisers of all experience levels at the 2023 Sarasota Improv Fest. All workshops take place Saturday, July 22.