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One of FST's mission points is "to create a public forum for the issues of our day that will foster positive change in our community and beyond."

In keeping with this mission, FST presents an annual Forums Series, dedicated to further exploring themes raised in plays programmed during FST's Season. At each Forum event, FST brings together community experts, representing diverse perspectives, and invites the public to join us as we dig deeper into questions, topics, and ideas sparked on the FST stage. Scroll down to view this season's lineup of forum discussions.

Florida Studio Theatre presents 19/20 Season Forums. This year's forum series includes three shows: Handle With CareAmerican Son, and The Legend of Georgia McBride (cancelled due to Covid-19).

Special Thanks to Our Partners

• Bookstore1
• City of Sarasota
• Florida Veterans for Common Sense
• Gulf Coast Community Foundation
• Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
• Poetry Life
• Sarasota County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee
• Sarasota County Schools
• Sarasota /Manatee Democratic Black Caucus of Florida
• Tidewell Hospice
• Dan and Litten Boxser, Herman and Sally Boxser Diversity Initiative
• Charles Clapsaddle, Manatee Education Television
• Luz Corcuera, UnidosNow
• Georgia Court, Bookstore1
• The Honorable Larry Eger, Office of the Public Defender
• Sy & Shelley Goldblatt, Pay What You Can
• Gilbert King, Author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book Devil in the Grove
• Former County Commissioner Carolyn Mason
• Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy
• Dr. Donal O’Shea, New College of Florida
• Reverend Dr. Tom Pfaff, Sarasota Ministerial Association
• Dr. Eddy Regnier
• Ina Schnell
• Commissioner Willie Charles Shaw
• Ken Shelin
• Embracing Our Differences
• Tom Tryon, Opinion Editor of Sarasota Herald-Tribune
• Johnette Cappadona, Owner SRQ Special Projects, LLC, Suffragists Project
• Mellon Foundation Grant
• New College
• Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida's Creative Coast