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In this version of the future, expectant parents learn within the first few weeks of pregnancy which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. This intriguing new play follows the extreme lengths two couples go to in order to have a baby. Babel probes the world of modern eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love.

Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger begins playing on January 18, 2023, in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Subscribe and see Babel plus two more Stage III shows for as little as $49! 

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Babel is part of a Rolling World Premiere with the National New Play Network. For more information, please visit

Please be advised: This play contains strong language and adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Director | Catherine Randazzo
Scenic Design | Bruce Price and Alex Price
Costume Design | Mari Taylor Floyd
Lighting Design | Nadirah T. Harper
Sound Design | Louis Vetter Torres
Stage Manager | Shira Lebovich


Ann | Lucy Lavely*
Jamie | Tom Patterson*
Renee | Anique Clements*
Dani | Rachel Moulton*

*Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Anique Clements* (Renee) is an NYC-based actress. Ever grateful to be post-Pandemic-shutdown, she is elated and honored to re-open FST Stage III. Previously, she appeared as Dt. Morris in The Nether and Kerry in Kunstler alongside her castmate and friend, the late Sam Mossler. Other recent credits include NYC: The Savage Queen (National Black Theatre); Thou Wilt Scream (Random Access Theatre). Regional: Cymbeline, The Scottish Play, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Great River Shakespeare Festival).

Lucy Lavely* (Ann) is from NYC & is thrilled to make her FST debut! She loves Shakespeare, Sondheim, the sun, salsa, chips, & all the cool plays she’s done! Favorite credits include: Macbeth (Orlando Shakes), Grapes of Wrath and Other Desert Cities (Asolo Rep), Chicken Shop (Urbanite), and more across the country. University of Notre Dame (BA) & FSU/ Asolo Conservatory (MFA), AEA/SAG/AFTRA. Lucy runs the Night Shift Theatre Company, and is a licensed NYC tour guide. @rainbowdaylucy

Rachel Moulton* (Dani) Grateful to return to Stage III after starring in Grounded (2017). Associate Artist/Development Associate since 2019. In 11 years, 11 productions (4 world premieres) at FST. Notably: Maytag Virgin, Heisenberg, Honor Killing, Alabama Story, and Curious Incident…. Select Regional: Pioneer Theatre Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage, and Florida Rep. Off-Broadway: The Mint, Theatre 777, and Zelda Fitzgerald in the world premiere of This Side of Paradise (Theatre at St. Clement’s). Training: Syracuse University, B.F.A.and Interlochen Arts Academy. Proud union member of AEA (17 years).

Tom Patterson* (Jamie) Previously at FST: Cherry Docs, Hand to God, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Shotgun. Broadway: 1984. Off-Broadway: Three Sisters (Sheen Center); About Love (Culture Project). Regional: Delmonico (Bay Street Theater); Constellations (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award); Ether Dome (Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company); Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Of Mice and Men (Northern Stage); Murder on the Nile, Bedroom Farce (The Barnstormers). TV/Film: Thorp, The Equalizer. MFA: UCSD. He is originally from South Bend, Indiana.

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SRQ Magazine  I  January 27, 2023  I  Arts & Culture - Babel at Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota Herald-Tribune  I  January 15, 2023  I  FST's Stage III stages genetics drama with premiere of Babel

BroadwayWorld  I  December 22, 2022  I  FST Opens 2023 Stage III Series With NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Babel


The Bradenton Times
Lucy Lavely...lights up the stage"
"Brilliantly executed"
"Certain to spark lengthy and interesting conversations"

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Brings some heart and humanity to issues"
"The characters get audiences thinking and leaves them with a lot to talk about on the way home"



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Expecting: A Miracle


Florida Studio Theatre has been a key player in the development of Babel. Learn more about the play and what inspired Jacqueline Goldfinger to write the play. | READ MORE

Curious how Babel can have six world premieres? Read more about how the National New Play Network is helping Jacqueline Goldfinger’s play reach audiences across the country. | READ MORE 

Babel takes audiences on a journey into the future where parents can learn a surprising amount about their child-to-be. Read about how Babel is distinct from Goldfinger's other work. | READ MORE 



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