Last RightsAssembled by Jason Cannon
Based on interviews with Sarasotans, Last Rights explores the various rituals humanity has built around our final chapter, and digs in to the difficult questions surrounding it.
People are living longer than ever and the issues surrounding this incontrovertible fact range from moral, political, and cultural to legal, medical, and financial. What became clear in the course of our interviews is that most people aren’t necessarily afraid of dying, but how it's going to happen. A journey through the various stages of life, and how we as a culture and a species define mercy, pain, and compassion.
Ana Maria Larson
ANN GUNDERSHEIMER was recently seen as Queenie in Bell, Book and Candle and Rita in The Lyons at The Players Theatre. Other favorite roles include Dorothy in Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Hannah in The Busy World is Hushed, Patrice in A Fair Country and Katherine in A Perfect Ganesh. She moved to Sarasota from Philadelphia where she had numerous acting credits and recently understudied two major roles at The Asolo Repertory Theatre.
MICHAEL KINSEY began performing in 1994 with the WestCoast Black Theatre Troupe. He was featured in many shows including A Raisin in the Sun, The Amen Corner, Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors, and most recently All The Way, at the Asolo Repertory Theater . He was also a featured performer with the The Starlite Players. His last performance for FST was the staged reading of How To Use a Knife. Michael has aspirations to act and direct for film and the stage. He strives to grow as an artist and to realize his dreams.
MARK KONRAD is absolutely delighted to appear at Florida Studio Theatre and collaborate with this amazing group of Artists. Mark has credits on stage, film, and television. Mark was last seen in Asolo Rep’s production of Both Your Houses. Television credits include 30Rock and One Life to Live. Film Credits include the award winning Blue Collar Boys. In his free time Mark goes on very long walks with Fido and Jabu The Wonder Dogs.
ANA MARIA LARSON is honored to make her FST debut. Recent theatre credits: Mark My Worms (Gloria), Pareja Abierta (Isabel), The Smell of the Kill (Molly), Coming Apart (Sylvia). Recent TV credits: Brighthouse and Air & Energy commercials; several infomercials, Publix industrial videos, and HSN shows. A 1985 Dramatic Arts graduate in Bogota, Colombia. Performed for 15 years in Soap Operas, TV Series, Commercials, Dubbings, and theatre.
BOB MOWRY 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.
SHARON OHRENSTEIN is delighted to make her stage debut at FST. She has acted in three readings for FST’s New Play Development program. In her multi-faceted career, she has sung for the president of Honduras, worked with Grammy Award lyricist Ilene Reid, and has written four musicals (produced in Florida and New York) and two concert band world premieres with her composer-husband David. Sharon was featured as an Amazing Woman of the Suncoast on ABC 7.
Director | Jason Cannon
Stage Manager | Thomas McPhee
Costume Coordinator | Hannah Bagnall
Lighting Designer | Tom Hansen
Sound Designer | Thomas McPhee