Permanent CollectionBy Thomas Gibbons
An insightful piece of theatre that follows the path of Sterling North, the newly appointed Executive Director of a private art museum.
Controversy ignites and sparks fly when Mr. North, a successful African-American businessman demands changes to the predominately white art adorning the walls. Whose culture deserves display? And who gets to decide?
DONEI HALL returns to FST after last appearing in The Exonerated. Since that time she’s toured Europe with the USA Gospel Singers and filmed an Indie in Washington, DC with Director Michael Allosso On Diversity. Her favorite roles include: Welfare/Bully in In The Blood; Aurelia in The North Star, and Zawadi in Disney’s Festival of The Lion King to name a few. Ms. Hall earned her BA, Cum Laude, from Alabama State University, MFA from Brandeis University.
SHARON HOPE is a first time performer at FST. Performance credits include: TV: Law & Order: Role: Judge Hayes Film: Little Senegal Role: Ida National Tour: Having Our Say, The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years Role: Dr. Bessie Various Regional Theaters including: Asolo Theater, Actors Theater Louisville, McCarter Theater, Denver Center Theater. Solo performance: “Mrs. Reader” written and performed by Sharon, stressing prevention of abuse in relationships.
BOB MOWRY Last appeared on FST’s mainstage as King Olaf the Mild in The Princess and the Pea. Bob is a twenty-three year resident of Sarasota. he originally hails from Dekalb, Illinois, the Home of Barbed Wire and the famous “XL-15” Flying Ear of Corn.
JEFFREY PLUNKETT is pleased to return to FST where he appeared in The God of Isaac and The Gambol of Love in 1996. In New York, he has appeared off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre with Mia Dillon and Joyce Van Patten, at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, and is a company member at Manhattan Theatre Source and Broad Horizon’s Theatre Company. Regionally, he has appeared at Syracuse Stage, Capitol Rep, GeVa, Chicago’s Body Politic, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, South Jersey Regional Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pennsylvania Stage Company and the Metro Lyric Opera. Upcoming films - Firefly, Bloodmask, TV: All My Children, Deadline.
KIM SULLIVAN Mr. Sullivan’s most recent credits. The Ignite Festival at the Ohio Theatre (NYC) Relativity at Ensemble Studio Theatre NYC (Audelco Nominee). The Clean House Milwaukee Rep Piano Lesson Cleveland Playhouse Seven Guitars Arizona Theatre Co. Two Trains Running Philadelphia Drama Guild Major Barbara Missouri Rep. The Crucible Syracuse Stage. A Raisin in the Sun Capitol Rep Much Ado About Nothing Long Wharf Dream on Monkey Mountain and King Lear Classical Theatre of Harlem and Law and Order Trial by Jury..
DEBRA WHITFIELD is very pleased to be working again with Richard at FST. Previous FST credits include Veronica’s Position and Proof (Handy nomination, Best Supporting Actress). Off-Broadway: Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra)-The Workshop Theatre, Measure for Measure (Mariana/Mistress Overdone)-Lucille Lortel Award/Outstanding Revival, Mr. Pim Passes By (Olivia)-The Mint Theatre. Regional: Rough Crossing (Natasha)-Virginia Stage Company, Relatively Speaking (Sheila)-Best Actress, Dorset Theatre Festival, A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche)-Theatre Works, The Adjustment (Sharon)-Best Actress, Florida Stage. Film/TV: I Believe in America, As the World Turns. As a director: A Murder Is Announced (Dorset Theatre Festival), To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday (Depot Theatre) and Trifles (Beaux Arts Da Vinci Award, Best Revival) Upcoming: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Emelin Theater) The Memory of Water (Depot Theatre). She is a member of The Workshop Theater Company and Algonquin Productions.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Costume Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Lighting Designer | Martin Vreeland
Sound Designer | Roman Tatarowicz
Production Stage Manager | Stacy A. Blackburn*
* Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.