Old Enough To Know Better
Based on interviews with Sarasotans, FST tells YOUR stories on the good, the bad, the ugly, and the humorous aspects of aging
All come together to explore the ‘art’ of aging and what it really means to be Old Enough To Know Better.
SALLY BONDI is new to the west coast of Florida and is honored to be making her debut with Fłorida Studio Theatre. On the east coast she was seen in most of the professional theatre’s in the area from Miami to Palm Beach. Favorites- ‘Nite Mother, Hairspray, Ruthless, Speaking Elephant, Superior Donutes, Vibrator Play, Chicago, Always Patsy Cline, The Last Romance, The Normal Heart to name a few. Sally also dubs novellas into English and has been seen in films and television
LONNETTA M. GAINES taught graduate students at Bank Street College of Education, performed with several New York City-based modern dance companies, and here in Sarasota, has performed at a variety of places including the Fogartyville Community Arts Center (storyteller), the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (Idella in Purlie), and the Unity Church of Sarasota (dancer). Lonnetta volunteers at the North Sarasota Library where she worked for several years as Artist-in-Residence. She is pleased to have been a part of Old Enough to Know Better here at FST since its inception
KATELYN MCKELLEY graduated from Idaho State University in 2012, receiving an Honors B.A.S. in Theatre and recently completed her second year here at FST as an acting apprentice. Some of her favorite shows throughout her career thus far include Wait Until Dark (Suzie), Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Ford), and the staged readings of Ugly Lies the Bone (Kacie) and Sans Merci (Tracy) in FST’s New Play Festival. Having been a part of table readings of Old Enough to Know Better since the start of her time here at FST, Katelyn is thrilled to now be a part of the fully staged production.
ALISON CAMPBELL is truly honored to be a part of this charming play, Old Enough to Know Better, with Florida Studio Theatre. She was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, but received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for the Stage and Screen from Azusa Pacific University located in Los Angeles, California. Her recent credits include “Leading Player” in the musical Pippin and “Beatrice” in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. She is also a company member of the Actor’s Co-op Theatre and is serving as an Acting Apprentice for FST this year. She has a huge passion for the art of storytelling and is so thankful for the opportunity to do so!
DAN HIGGS Since emigrating from Annapolis, Maryland in 1995, Dan has performed in many local professional and community theatres. Some of his favorite roles include: Nat Moyer in I’m Not Rappaport, Top Banana in Sugar Babies, The Villain in The Drunkard, Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys, Psuedolous in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum and Matthew Brady in Inherit the Wind. He is also an award-winning director and a mediocre playwright.
NICU BROUILLETTE is a native of the Tampa Bay area. He has worked with Busch Gardens Tampa, Jobsite Theater, and Stages Productions Family Theatre. This is his second time working with Florida Studio Theatre. Before he participated in the National New Play Network Showcase. Nicu is a recent graduate of the USF School of Music with a BA in Music Studies. While at USF he focused on vocal performance
BOB MOWRY is delighted to have been part of this FST project since its first reading. A long-time Sarasota resident, Bob has appeared in numerous area productions. FST audiences may remember him from The Exonerated, Execution of Justice, Veronica’s Position, Permanent Collections, The Plays the Thing, and more, including “Templeton The Rat” in Charlotte’s Web.
TJ PATRICK was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where he began singing and performing for friends and family at an early age. Whether it was in choirs or in school skits, TJ always found a way to get on a stage and perform. In his freshman year of high school, he appeared in his first full-length play, the popular musical, Les Miserables, and proceeded to perform throughout high school as well as college. TJ is now working as an Acting Apprentice at Florida Studio Theatre.
Costume Designer....Abdiel Portalatín
Lighting Designer......Michael Sali
Sound Designer.........Jason Cannon and Joe Goepfrich
Projection Designer...Joe Goepfrich
Scenic Designer..........Bruce Price