Casting and Hiring

Honor Killing

by Sarah Bierstock


World Premiere. Allisyn Davis, an American reporter for The New York Times, heads to Pakistan to cover the honor killing of a young woman. Through a series of cultural collisions, candid interviews, and dangerous encounters, she learns the details of this event, and faces her own demons and judgments. One culture mirrors the other, asking questions about forgiveness, self-worth, and justice.

ACTOR 1: (Female) ALLISYN DAVIS: 35, American. A freelance journalist; works for The New York Times. Graduated cum laude from Vassar and has a PhD in journalism from Columbia University. Attractive, determined, intelligent, educated, and privileged. Well-traveled, worldly. Appears conservative, but has an open mind. Hides her vulnerability. Defiant, strong-willed, curious, and not easily contained.



ACTOR 2: (Male) BENTLEY ADAMS: 36, American. Journalist. Harvard grad, double major in business and journalism. Hails from a wealthy family in Georgia. Incredibly driven – he’s quickly climbing the ranks at The New York Times. An attractive, ambitious, hard worker, seemingly open-minded and democratic despite his upbringing. Strong-minded and incredibly capable – he is Allisyn’s true equal.



ACTOR 3: (Female) MEHREEN: 35, Female, Pakistani lawyer and activist. IMMIGRATION OFFICER: 35-40, Pakistani Immigration Officer at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Pakistan.



ACTOR 4: (Male) MOHAMMAD IJAAz: 45-55, Male, husband of the deceased Samira Tasneem. Seemingly bereft, wife was brutally murdered in front of him. Pakistani. ABBAS: 35-45, Pakistani stringer.



ACTOR 5: (Male) MUZAFFAR KHAN: 40, Male, Samira’s Lawyer, Pakistani. Educated, but not elite. The people’s lawyer. RAJA MAHMOOD: 35-40, Consular Agent, Pakistani. Answers to Consul General, Shahreyar Zasar.



ACTOR 6: (Male) SHAHREYAR ZASAR: 40-50, Male, Pakistani Consul General to Dubai. Elegant, educated, diplomatic, and cutting. A traditionalist.



ACTOR 7: (Female) MELISSA DAVIS: 37, Female, American. Allisyn’s sister. Pretty, reserved, and stronger than she looks. BBC NEWS REPORTER: British.



ACTOR 8: (Male) EDWARD EVANS: 50-65, Male, The New York Times Bureau Chief (London).



Director: Richard Hopkins

Begin rehearsals: March 13, 2018

Previews: April 4 & 5, 2018

Opens: April 6, 2018

Closes: May 25, 2018


The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien, dramatized by Jim Stowell

(Rehearsals Begin Mar. 2, 2018; Runs Mar. 23, 2018- Apr. 15, 2018)

Based on the quintessential book about the Vietnam experience, The Things They Carried is the powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in a small town in western Minnesota, to the jungles of Vietnam as a young American soldier, and back again. This award-winning book is adapted for stage by Jim Stowell, one of Minnesota’s finest storytellers and a fellow veteran, and performed as a one-man show by Stephen D’Ambrose. It is a powerful, clever, and provocative story of loss and redemption. It is under the AEA Experimental Contract.

Director: Kate Alexander

TIM: (age 40-50) Must be an exceptionally skilled, versatile actor to play TIM, a Vietnam Vet and a broad range of characters from his past.  Actor needs to be able to move around easily; specifically crawl through/under a desk.






Florida Studio Theatre is continuously looking for enthusiastic, creative and dedicated people for backstage crew, wait staff, box office associates, teaching associates and many other hourly positions. To be considered for any position, please email your resume and completed application to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator at [email protected]Click here to download the application. If you have any other questions, please contact James Ashford at (941) 366-9017 or via e-mail: [email protected]

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Employment Opportunities

SUMMER EDUCATION POSITIONS - Florida Studio Theatre, A LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL has the following positions available in the upcoming 2018 Summer Performing Arts Camp:

Teaching Artist – experienced teaching artist for youth (ages 7-12) and teens.  Also seeking a teaching artist for Little Theatre (ages 5-6).  Responsible to communicate acting techniques to students and coach pieces for the final performances.

Teaching Artist Interns – assist Master Teaching Artists with acting classes and general camp support as needed—working with children and/or teens.

Contract dates are May 21-August 11, 2018.  If you would like to be considered for either of these positions, please email cover letter and resume with references to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator.  EMAIL –[email protected].    For more information, please check out our website at

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

FST, one of Florida’s leading theatre  operates five stages, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre , the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.

ASSOCIATE ARTIST – Florida Studio Theatre, a 5-theatre complex in Sarasota, FL operating under the LORT D, AEA Experimental, AGVA, SDC and USA contracts is seeking an Associate Artist.  This position will provide leadership in the adult acting component of FST’s educational programming, including managing and full oversight.  Additionally, the Associate Artist will take the lead on the professional acting apprentice program and manage that program.  There will be directing opportunities in all programs, musical and non-musical.  Improv background is a plus, sketch writing is a big plus.  Directing experience in musicals, dramas or comedies can make a fit.  This position will be tailored to the individual.  Leadership/Managerial experience is necessary.  FST prides itself in working with artists who also take on managerial duties.  Strong writing, computer, management and directing skills are a must. The right candidate will have at least 5 preferably 10 years of professional theatre experience The right applicant is authentic, emotionally resilient, passionate about theatre, responsible, a team player, flexible and confident.  Please email resume with references and cover letter to: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator- EMAIL: [email protected].

MARKETING ASSISTANT - Florida Studio Theatre seeks a highly-organized, self-motivated, and creative individual with a passion for theatre to join its fast-paced Marketing Team as Marketing Assistant. Reports to Marketing Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Graphic Design: Assisting Marketing Director with creation of show logos and materials including, but not limited to: displays, playbills, inserts, brochures, lobby videos, public display cases, and tourism rack cards
  • Bulk Mail coordination: Manages in-house mailroom, assists with mailing list pulls, and oversees mailroom equipment and maintenance
  • Telephone Campaigns: Assists with coordinating subscription phone campaigns
  • Photography: Assists Marketing Director with directing photoshoots, and serves as photographer for select events.
  • Oversight of Marketing Intern duties and completion of projects
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Qualified candidates will:
  • Have 1-2 years professional marketing experience or an equivalent degree
  • Have the ability to multitask and work as part of a fast-paced team
  • Be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Bridge
  • Experience in photography
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have a passion for theatre
  • Excellent writing skills, a plus
  • Experience with CRM software, Tessitura, a plus
  • On-the-job training provided.

For more information, please check out our website at Please submit one-page resume, cover letter, and design portfolio to Doris Iemolo - EMAIL: [email protected].

BOX OFFICE MANAGER - Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a Box Office Manager for its 5-theatre complex.

Duties include, but are not limited to: ticket sales; communication and enforcement of ticketing policies; daily analysis of ticket sales; constant communication with other departments; opening and closing the box office; creating and managing holds; reconciling box office receipts; hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of box office staff.

The right candidate must have excellent communication skills, a positive and outgoing personality and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be prompt, reliable, and detail oriented and have excellent computer skills. Must be available to work days, evening, and/or weekends. Three to five years Box Office experience required. Minimum of two years management experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of the Tessitura system is preferred. Must be able to work well independently and to manage, train, and motivate others.

For more information, please check out our website at  Please email resume with references and cover letter to Kelsey Wehde- EMAIL: [email protected].

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.



Florida Studio Theatre is now seeking Interns & Apprentices
for the 2018-2019 Season.
Priority Deadline: March 5th, 2018

FST’s Intern & Apprentice program is an immersive and comprehensive way to bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as theatre professionals. Applicants must have a strong passion for theatre, a desire to learn more about professional theatre and an interest in being a part of a community of artists.

Compensation package includes:
• Free, furnished shared housing, including utiilities, cable, and internet.
• $120 weekly stipend.
• 25% discount at The Green Room Café & Bar.
• Two comp tickets to each FST production.
• Professional development, networking opportunities, and admission to FST classes & workshops.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
• Be at least 21 years old.
• Be able to commit to a year-long program. (Starting in May or September)
• Have appropriate academic and/or professional experience.
• Be able to relocate to Sarasota for the length of the internship.

To Apply Submit the following via email ([email protected]) with the subject FST 18-19 Intern Application:
• Completed application.
• Headshot or current jpg picture.
• Theatre Resume.
• Non-Theatre/Professional Resume.
• 3 Letters of Recommendation from professors or professional colleagues, on official letterhead, with their contact information.
• Writing Sample
     -For Marketing, please focus on theatre in a journalistic style.
     -For Literary, please focus on summary/analysis of a play.
     -For Playwriting, please submit a sample of your playwriting in any form.
• Work Sample – Required for the following: Sound, Lighting & Costumes. Submit up to 5 jpg photos or a link to your website/online portfolio

AUDITION (Acting Apprentice ONLY)
Please include a video audition via YouTube link. Make sure this video can be viewed by anyone with the direct link, so that all casting representatives may watch your audition. Prepare 2 contrasting contemporary monologues (from plays written in the last 20 years) with a total length of no more than 3 minutes. Actors who sing (not required) may prepare 2 contrasting 32 bar cuts of musical theatre or pop/rock with accompaniment that show range. Ladies, if you have both a belt and a legit voice, please showcase both in this portion of your audition.

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

 Please download our internship application package here.



Available Positions for the 2018-2019 Season

ACTING APPRENTICESHIP | Perform in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) shows, understudy when applicable, receive acting and improvisational training, participate in New Play Development, and work secondary duties in other departments as assigned. AUDITION REQUIRED.

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT | Assist Artistic department with casting/hiring prep, scheduling, production research, special projects, and general clerical support. Will also assist with Guest Relations and front of house as needed. Applicant MUST have own car.

AUDIENCE SERVICES | Gain well-rounded front of house experience through regular shifts in the box office, house management, usher management and phone campaigns. Support donor relations and special events as needed.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | Serve as a vital role in the daily operations of the administrative offices by assisting with processing of payments, receiving and reconciling daily deposits, tracking expenses, ordering and distribution of office supplies, and other tasks. Also support box office as needed. Accounting/Finance knowledge a plus.

CARPENTRY | Work as a key member of the scenic build crew with opportunities to develop and expand scenic construction skills, and work on the load-in crew for scenic and lights. Possible assignment to show run crew.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT | Assist the Company Manager in all aspects of guest relations: communicating with performers, assisting with travel and housing, and preparing and maintaining artist residences and vehicles. Secondary duties in other departments as assigned. Applicant MUST have own car.

COSTUMING | Assist in all areas of costuming from working with designers to running wardrobe for a production. Includes construction, daily maintenance, shopping, and tracking inventory and purchases. Possible assistant design or design work. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

DEVELOPMENT | Learn more about theatre administration and fundraising. Develop skills in Tessitura and Wealth Engine Management programs through processing, donations,researching prospects and maintaining records.Assist in execution of direct mail and phone campaigns. Write, edit and proof materials for use in fundraising and publicity efforts. Maintain Development archives. Secondary duty in Frontof-House.

DIRECTING | Work closely with FST’s Resident directors while observing/assisting in rehearsals, Direct apprentice/student projects, dramaturgical research, and general support for the literary Department. Strong writing and research skills needed. Also serves as Assistant Stage Manager for the Stage III series.

EDUCATION - SUMMER ONLY | Assist Master Teachers with acting, movement, improvisation and voice workshops offered to ages 3 through 17. Provide general camp support while interacting with all staff and students. Secondary duties in other departments. All Education Interns are required to pass a background check.

EDUCATION/OUTREACH | Serves both the Education and Outreach Departments (WRITE A PLAY). Tasks include making reminder calls to educators and parents, confirming schedules and logistics for touring productions and in house performances. Support both FST after school classes and in school classroom workshops. Applicant MUST have own car and is required to pass a background check.

LIGHTING | Maintain lighting inventory, hang and focus changeovers, maintenance on shows,and special projects as assigned. Possibility for some assistant design or design work. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

LITERARY | Gain hands-on industry experience in Literary Office operations with a focus on contemporary plays and New Play Development. Correspond with agents, playwrights, and community leaders for audience engagement. Multiple writing opportunities with marketing and development departments. Secondary duties in Front-of-House, box office, and marketing as assigned. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

MARKETING | Serve as a vital role in FST’s marketing department writing and editing articles for use in publicly distributed materials, maintaining press archives, and assisting in creating/updating all social media platforms. Execution of direct mail and phone campaigns.Photography, videography and graphic design opportunities as assigned. Secondary duties in front-of-house. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED. Design Portfolio a plus.

PLAYWRITING | Grounded in FST’s Literary Department, work on development of scripts for FST’s Cabaret & Children’s Theatre Series, develop original work, and provide dramaturgical support for Apprentice/Student projects. This a fully immersive experience in New Play Development. Secondary duties as assigned. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.


PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT | Work closely with the Production Manager on all aspects of running a five theatre complex. Assist with research and provide general clerical support for the production department including creating and tracking of purchase orders.

PROPS/PAINTING | Work as a key member of the props and painting crews with opportunities to source, build/create props as well as develop painting skills for both scenic and properties divisions. Possible assignment to show run crew.

SOUND | Learn and operate the Yamaha digital sound console. Program and operate the Q-Lab computerized sound playback system. Work with production team on locating and creating sound cues for production. Other support as assigned. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

STAGE MANAGEMENT | SM opportunities available in all 5 of FST’s spaces: Serve as ASM for AEA Productions, SM for non-union productions.Take blocking in rehearsals, track costumes and props, manage run crew for performances. Running shows also includes wardrobe maintenance: laundry, ironing, steaming, and basic repairs. Also provide SM support for educational recitals and special events. Secondary duty support as assigned.



"My internship at FST helped me see casting calls, acting, and professional theatre from the other side of the spectrum. As an aspiring actor, it was great to see what goes on behind the scenes of a casting as well as fill the shoes of an assistant casting director. The internship helped me appreciate the office aspect to professional theatre, and appreciation for every aspect of theatre can go a long way." -Kent Livingston, Artistic Intern

"I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned about myself and my acting training through working with the FST summer camps. The education internship at Florida Studio Theatre opened a new door in my mind leading to another possible career in the theatre world. FST wants their interns to succeed and will stop at nothing to see that this goal is met within the company and after the intern’s time with the company has come to an end." - Matthew Belopavlovich, Education Intern

"FST was the perfect start to my career. It's there that I learned how to be a theatre professional. Having been in a program that really allows you--and wants you--to do everything, I have a much clearer picture of who I want to be, and how to get there. Working with the staff at FST, who always demanded the best, challenged me to be my best, to think quickly on my feet and to problem solve."  -Rosa Schneider, Literary Intern

"Florida Studio Theatre was the perfect place for me to figure out a lot of things: the difference between Educational theatre and a real working - professional theatre company, and also what it takes to get your foot in the door outside of a college setting. Working alongside professionals and being held up to their standards made me re-commit to the quality of my work." -Joshua James Lalonde, Production Intern

"As a Marketing Intern at Florida Studio Theatre, I gained experience in a wide range of marketing, public relations and theatre operations areas. I was given both tasks that I was already capable of as well as assignments in areas where I wanted to gain more experience. I really felt like an important member of the team and was able to take ownership of various projects and duties. My secondary duties in front-of-house gave me a more holistic view of the organization, and I was able to interact with patrons and volunteers and hear how each production impacted them." - Hayley Shanks, Marketing Intern

"Working at FST was a re-discovery of theatre by emersion into the practical side of how a theatre really works. I worked in several facets while there; from Development to Box Office, from Literary to House Management, and more. It was a full and well-rounded experience that proves that a career in the theatre is a possible, viable career choice." - Noah Scheibmeir, Development Intern & Literary Intern