Casting and Hiring

How To Use A Knife

 by Will Snider

(Rehearsals Begin Dec. 29, 2018)

In the chaos of a Wall Street restaurant kitchen, Chef George is trying to stay sober. In between yelling at a pair of trash-talking line cooks and a pot-smoking bus­boy, he befriends Steve, an East African immigrant. Set during busy dinner shifts and filled with unforgettable characters, How To Use A Knife bursts with grinding suspense, energy, and surprise.

CLICK HERE FOR THE JACK/MIGUEL/CARLOS FINAL CALLBACK SCENE

CLICK HERE FOR THE KIM/MICHAEL/GEORGE FINAL CALLBACK SCENE

CLICK HERE FOR THE GEORGE/STEVE FINAL CALLBACK SCENE

STEVE: (Male, 50-55) African-American; speaks with an East African accent; he is the dishwasher in the restaurant, was well educated at home, is carefully spoken, wise, carries himself with dignity; he’s reserved and rather elegant but with strong opinions; has sadness, but the sadness is deep; he controls it; he is tactical; he has a sense of humor and deadpan; hides his pain with a smile; slow to anger; any anger he has is tactical; he doesn’t yell.

CLICK HERE FOR THE STEVE CALLBACK SIDE

GEORGE: (Male, 45-55) American, a New Yorker, half-Irish, half-Puerto Rican; a trained chef, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict picking up his first job since getting sober manic, cynical, sarcastic, patronizing, intelligent, blustery, angry, self-hating: a bull in a china shop and liable to move from casual shit talking to screaming to apologizing all in the same breath; a natural leader and knows it, as do the employees; overweight and tall, is a strong presence in his kitchen who takes pleasure in yelling.

CLICK HERE FOR THE GEORGE CALLBACK SIDE

MICHAEL: (Male, 35-40) American, white; a hustler; owns the restaurant and is a self-made man; a ball of energy; has great attack; very fast talking; blunt; rude; funny; pompous, foul mouthed; a mover and a shaker; he Is of a new generation of cooks who think they’re rock stars; not a frat boy; would pick a nice bottle of wine and is maybe okay yes fine, is sexy.

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CARLOS: (Male, 30-35) Latino, speaks fairly good English with an accent and must speak Spanish as well; cook at the restaurant; intelligent and circumspect, keeps the more volatile Miguel under control; very much in control of his job and himself, walks a fine line between impudence and respect concerning his employers; a good manipulator; keeps his place but is very good at veiled sarcasm; he’s playing the long game.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CARLOS CALLBACK SIDE

MIGUEL: (Male, 25-35) Latino; speaks only Spanish for much of the play; the other cook; fast-talking and sarcastic, even insulting, though his barbs are all in Spanish so he is saying pretty much whatever he wants; sharp sense of humor and appreciates his own cleverness; the holy fool of the kitchen; others think he’s crazy; he’s not.

CLICK HERE FOR THE MIGUEL CALLBACK SIDE

JACK: (Male, 20-30) American, white; a nice white kid just graduated from a good college; not traditionally handsome, short maybe or with some acne scars, shouldn’t look like a damn Kennedy; the busboy and runner of food; wants to be a writer but doesn’t know what to write about; bides his time with this lousy job; sincere and open to direction; wants to be cool; wants to joke around.

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KIM: (Female, 30-40) INS investigator; educated, competent, no-nonsense.

CLICK HERE FOR THE KIM CALLBACK SIDE
 

Native Gardens

 by Karen Zacarias

(Rehearsals Begin Jan. 5, 2018; Runs Jan. 24, 2018 – Mar. 25, 2018)

Stately Gardens and cultures clash turning friendly neighbors into feuding adversaries. Pablo, a high powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase the house next door to community stalwarts, Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence soon spirals into an all-out comic battle of taste, privilege, and entitlement. In this battle of the backyard, no one comes out smelling like a rose.

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CLICK HERE FOR THE FRANK/VIRGINIA FINAL CALLBACK

TANIA DEL VALLE: (Female, Late 20s) Latina , a pregnant doctoral candidate who is determined to fix up her fixer-upper with a native garden. Bright, energetic, naturally optimistic, wants to co-exist with the neighbors but she is fiercely protective of her ideas and values.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TANIA CALLBACK SIDE

PABLO DEL VALLE: (Male, Early 30s) Latino , an ambitious and successful attorney trying to make partner by “fitting in” and hosting a BBQ for the entire firm in his unkempt backyard. Smart, argumentative, generally tolerant and willing to overlook a lot until he is pushed over the edge by the Butleys.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PABLO CALLBACK SIDE

VIRGINIA BUTLEY: (Female, 55-65) White (from Buffalo), the bread-winner and only female executive working for a large defense contractor in the DC area. Friendly, civil, smiles a lot, but her opinions are well engrained and she will fight ruthlessly to protect her turf. Prone to making offensive statements -- for the most part, unknowingly.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIRGINIA CALLBACK SIDE

FRANK BUTLEY: (Male, 55-65) White (from New England), a gentle and sensitive soul who has devoted himself to his pristine English garden in his retirement. Beta to his wife’s Alpha. Friendly in a steady WASP-ish way, wants to get along with the neighbors but cannot embrace a native garden next door. Becomes indignant easily. Finds his courage when the chips are down.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FRANK CALLBACK SIDE

 

Constellations

 by Nick Payne

(Rehearsals Begin Feb. 2, 2018; Runs Feb. 23, 2018- Mar. 9, 2018)

A simple encounter between a man and woman leads to a spellbinding romantic journey. What happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – infinite possibilities and the difference between choice and destiny. All Roles Available

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ROLAND: (Male, 25-40, Any Ethnicity) Charming, laid-back beekeeper; warm and open, with a good sense of humor, earthy and likable.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ROLAND CALLBACK SIDE

MARIANNE: (Female, 25-40, Any Ethnicity) Fiercely intelligent scientist dealing with a terminal illness; though she’s a serious professional working in the top 1% of her field, she has a quirky, head-in-the clouds quality; friendly, warm, and quick-witted, comedic chops.

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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

PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Press and Public Relations Associate.  Duties include, but not limited to:  handling of all press including newspaper, radio, and television, as well as Public Relations, outreach, public awareness, community relations, group sales, and Playbill advertising sales.  Special emphasis on generating regional and national feature coverage and developing in-house press materials.   FST, one of Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 173 seat Keating Mainstage, the 109 seat Goldstein Cabaret, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 130 seat John C. Court Cabaret and the 100 seat Lab Theatre.

Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to Doris Iemolo at [email protected]


APPLICATION SYSTEMS MANAGER

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an Applications Systems Manager. Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from any and all diverse background are encouraged to apply. This position acts as the lead internal support for all software, database and operating systems support. The position also works with FST’s IT Manager and outside contractors for additional support and more advanced organizational needs. Special emphasis is placed on the on-going maintenance and hygiene, data analysis and integrity, and data extraction support for Tessitura, the SQL Database application utilized for CRM, ticketing, and development. As primary applications manager, systems functionality knowledge and support for users throughout the organization in Tessitura and other applications is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

  • Tessitura System Support
  • Supports and collaborates with program managers in reporting and analysis of patron, donor and program trends utilizing Tessitura.
  • Provides Tessitura functionality expertise and support to users in the design and execution of lists, extractions, data management, analysis and other outputs.
  • Improves and updates procedures and processes to ensure Tessitura data integrity and that reports are accurate.
  • Exhibits strong ability to understand and utilize relational databases.
  • Partners with Box Office, Marketing, Development and Education teams to produce needed data and set-up within Tessitura for seasons, events, and campaigns.
  • Builds and maintains all houses, seasons, and events. Strategizes and coordinates rollover of 6 different subscription series.
  • TNEW, TNMP integration and maintenance

Communication and Customer Service: Exhibits excellent communication skills: interpersonal, written and speaking. Possesses strong ability to solve problems creatively and efficiently. Possesses a strong attention to detail and the ability to think logically. Exhibits strong organizational skills and manages time and multiple tasks well.Exhibits basic ability to work independently and exercises good judgment. Other Functions and duties as required.

Minimun Education Or Formal Training And Experience: Minimum two (2) years Tessitura experience or three (3) to five (5) years relational database experience. SQL Query experience a plus. Experience in general IT systems. Combinations of education and experience will be considered. Must be able to work independently, within strict timelines, and in a multi-tasking environment with accuracy and attention to detail.

Matgerial And Equipment Directly Used: Requires use of standard office equipment. Software programs used include Microsoft Office Suite, Tessitura.

Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to Doris Iemolo at [email protected] 

 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER 

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an Information Technology Manager for its 5-theatre complex. The right candidate must have excellent communication skills, a positive, friendly, and outgoing personality to work with and support all network users and needs to be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must be prompt, reliable, detail oriented and have availability to work on-call evenings, and weekends.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of administration, maintenance and operation of Microsoft Servers including Exchange Server and mission-critical SQL Servers.
  • Maintaining network security, including rights and permissions.
  • Having a working knowledge of SQL databases, queries, and server administration.
  • Working with data from multiple sources to combine and manipulate it to support marketing and development needs.
  • Setup, configuration, and maintenance of user accounts.
  • Installation, maintenance, and management of all client computers attached to the network spanning five building campus.
  • Maintaining Internet Information Services including Share Point intranet site, all internet domains and domain registrations.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura.
  • User Support for Windows Office Professional Applications, Tessitura Ticketing and Fundraising System, Adobe Applications, Digital Dining Restaurant POS System, and Security Camera Application.
  • Operation and maintenance of all data backup, restore, and archive operations.
  • Providing guidance to management for future planning and upgrades to improve user productivity and workflow.

Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to Doris Iemolo at [email protected]


BOX OFFICE ASSISTANT - PART-TIME

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a part-time Box Office Assistant to provide excellent customer service to theatre patrons. Must have good communication skills with a positive, friendly, and outgoing personality. Must be prompt, reliable, and detail oriented. Must have open and flexible availability and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Must be available to work days, evening, and weekends. The amount of hours available will change depending on the week.

Responsibilities:

Sell new and renewing subscriptions and single tickets.
Provide helpful information for performances, pricing options, parking, directions, and seating information.
Assist with patron relations and resolve complex patron inquiries and complaints.
Maintain familiarity with subscription and single ticket marketing initiatives, donor benefits, and Florida Studio Theatre events and website.
Guide patrons though their online interactions when needed.
Keep up a professional appearance in dress and attitude, and have a general appreciation for and understanding of live theatre.
Apply on line or in person at Florida Studio Theatre Box Office, 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Email resume to Kelsey Wehde at [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 always seeking quality Interns and Apprentices.

Applications for the 2018-2019 season will be accepted beginning in the new year, with a priority deadline of March 13th, 2018. Company members must be available to commit to a year long, fulltime contract, with start dates available in May or August of 2018. 

FST’s Intern & Apprentice program is 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. College degree preferred although not required.

To Apply:
Send completed application form, current photo, theatre and non-theatre resumes and 3 letters of recommendation to Jill Zakrzewski, General Manager, at [email protected]Applicants for Acting Apprenticeships must also submit an audition via youtube link containing 2 contrasting contemporary monologues, 1 minute each. For actors who sing (not required) please also include 2 contrasting 32 bar cuts of musical theatre or pop/rock.  

Florida Studio Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Please download our internship application package here.


Currently Available Internships:

SCENIC PRODUCTION  |  Work as a key member of the scenic build crew as well as the props/paint crew. Opportunities to source and build/create props as well as expand scenic construction and painting skills. Work on the load-in crew for scenic and lights. Possible assignment to show run crew. 

MARKETING  | Seeking a motivated and organized individual with a passion for learning more about marketing in the non-profit theatre world. Assist in the execution of direct mail and telephone campaigns; Create the social media calendar and update all social media platforms; Maintain and update all public displays; Write and edit articles for use in publicly distributed materials; Maintain press archives including tracking of all press coverage for arts organizations within Sarasota. Photography and videography of special events and productions as assigned.  WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

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  |   Work under Equity Stage Manager's supervision taking blocking in rehearsals, tracking costumes and props, managing run crew for performances. Running shows also includes doing laundry, ironing, steaming, and repairs.  Stage Manage non-Equity shows, educational recitals, and special events. Secondary duty support as assigned.


Florida Studio Theatre Internships

ACTING APPRENTICESHIP  |  Perform in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) shows, understudy Mainstage shows when applicable (can result in EMC credit), receive acting and improvisational training, participate in New Play Development, and work secondary duties in other departments as assigned (especially Front-of-House, Box Office, and Run Crew).  AUDITION REQUIRED.

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT  |  Assist Casting & Hiring Coordinator and Artistic Director with casting/hiring prep, scheduling, production sound research, special projects, and general clerical support. Will also assist with Guest Relations and front of house as needed.

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

COMPANY MANAGEMENT |  Assist the Company Manager in guest relations: communicating with performers, assisting with travel and housing. Assist with research and provide general clerical support for the department including creating and tracking of purchase orders. 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.

DESIGN ASSISTANT  |  Work with professional scenic and/or costume designers and have the possibility for some assistant design or design work.  Secondary duties in construction and show running. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

DEVELOPMENT  |  Primary duties include phone solicitation and direct mail campaigns. Will also conduct telephone surveys, research prospects, provide support for donor cultivation and grant writing, data entry/donation processing, and assist with special events. Secondary duty in Front-of-House.

DIRECTING: Duties include directing apprentice/student projects and readings, assistant directing shows in FST’s Children’s Series, Assistant Stage Managing the rehearsals of FST’s Stage III series, dramaturgical research, tech/design support, and general support for Guest and Resident Directors and the Literary Department.  Strong writing and research skills needed.

EDUCATION - SUMMER ONLY  |  Assist Master Teachers with acting classes and general summer camp support. Involves working with children and teens.

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 Children's Theatre performances. Support both FST after school classes and in school classroom workshops. Applicant MUST have own car.

LIGHTING  |  Maintain lighting inventory, hang and focus changeovers, maintenance on shows, and special projects as assigned. Possibility for some assistant and 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 literary agents and playwrights as well as community leaders for audience engagement. Excellent opportunity for individuals with the goal of being a literary manager or dramaturg. Multiple writing opportunities with marketing and development departments.  Secondary duties in Front-of-House, box office, marketing, as assigned. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

MARKETING  | Seeking a motivated and organized individual with a passion for learning more about marketing in the non-profit theatre world. Assist with updating and design of marketing materials to match brand guidelines using Adobe Creative Suite CC; Assist in the execution of direct mail and telephone campaigns; Create the social media calendar and update all social media platforms; Maintain and update all public displays; Write and edit articles for use in publicly distributed materials; Maintain press archives including tracking of all press coverage for arts organizations within Sarasota. Photography and videography of special events and productions as assigned. Knowledge of Adobe programs (InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro) preferred. Graphic Design majors are welcome and encouraged to apply. WRITING SAMPLE AND GRAPHIC PORTFOLIO REQUIRED.

PLAYWRIGHTING: Assist with development of scripts for FST’s Cabaret Series, work in the Literary Department, develop original work, provide dramaturgical support for Apprentice/Student projects and readings  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 5 theatre complex. Assist with research and provide general clerical support for the production department including scheduling and 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  |    Work under Equity Stage Manager's supervision taking blocking in rehearsals, tracking costumes and props, managing run crew for performances. Running shows also includes doing laundry, ironing, steaming, and repairs.  Stage Manage non-Equity shows, educational recitals, and special events. Secondary duty support as assigned.


Testimonials

"The Casting and Hiring Internship at FST is helping me see casting calls, acting, and professional theatre from the other side of the spectrum. As an aspiring actor, it's great to see what goes on behind the scenes of a casting as well as fill the shoes of an assistant casting director, just like the ones who I'll be auditioning for. The internship helps them appreciate the office aspect to professional theatre, and appreciation for every aspect of theatre can go a long way. As part of my responsibilities in the office I get to make personal contact with several Production Managers and Artistic Directors of regional theatre's across the nation. In the casting studio I get to read with the actors. No matter which side of theater one wants to be on in the future, there is a lot to benefit from a Casting and Hiring Internship." -Kent Livingston Casting/Hiring Internship

"Working here at FST has been such an eye-opener! I've had a lot of experience in college doing many different theatrical tasks, but FST has really shown me what working in a professional theatre setting is like. On top of learning to work and understand the business in an influential regional theatre, all the staff members here are friendly, helpful and constantly aware of our needs as interns and budding theatre professionals. My secondary duties are as demanding, educational and as important as my internship." -Ariel Trocino Literary/House Management Internship

"I can’t begin to tell you how much I have learned about myself and my acting training through working with the summer theatre camps. The theatre education internship at Florida Studio Theatre has opened a new door in my mind leading to another possible career in the theatre world. The internship has also given me the opportunity to experience other aspects of theatre production. Florida Studio Theatre 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 Internship

"FST was the perfect start to my career. It's here that I've learned how to be a theatre professional. When I came to this program, I had very vague goals, but 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 here who always demand the best has challenged me to be my best, to think quickly on my feet and to problem solve. I've gotten a huge amount of exposure to contemporary theatre, and made professional connections that will further my career. " -Rosa Schneider, Literary Internship

"Florida Studio Theatre has been 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 has made me re-commit to the quality of my work. I'm lucky that FST has been an enjoyable place for me to discover these things and that I've gotten to work with so many wonderful people." -Joshua James Lalonde Production Internship

"As a Marketing Intern at Florida Studio Theatre, I gained experience in a wide range of marketing, public relations and theatre operations areas. Managers were helpful in giving me both tasks that I was already capable at as well as assignments in areas where I wanted to gain more experience. After a couple months, I really felt like an important member of the team and was able to take ownership of various projects and duties. When I began interviewing for full-time positions, prospective employers were impressed by the extent of my responsibilities and the experience that I had gained. I also really enjoyed the opportunity to look "behind the curtain" at all the aspects involved in running a theatre. 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. To top it all off, I got to live near the beach for a year. It doesn't get better than that!" - Hayley Shanks, Marketing Internship

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


Benefits

Weekly Stipend
Free furnished housing (Utilities, including cable and internet, provided.)
School credits may apply
Comp tickets to all FST productions
25% discount at FST's Green Room Cafe & Bar
Chance to meet theatre professionals from around the nation and worldwide
Hands-on experience in a professional theatre setting
Please download our internship application package here.

Florida Studio Theatre is seeking quality non-Equity Acting Apprentices for the upcoming season. 

Company members must be available to commit to a year long, fulltime contract, with start dates available in May or August of 2017. 

FST’s Apprentice program is 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. College degree preferred although not required.

To Apply:
Send completed application form, current headshot, theatre and non-theatre resumes and 3 letters of recommendation to Jill Zakrzewski, General Manager, at [email protected]

Please include with application a video audition via YouTube link. Please make sure this video can be viewed by anyone with the direct link, so that all casting representatives may watch your audition. Please 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) please prepare 2 contrasting 16 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.

The Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Program offers practical and educational training in a professional theatre environment. The weekly schedule varies, but will include classes, workshops, rehearsals and performances and each Apprentice will work in other areas of the Theatre as well. Apprentices may also serve on running crews and may earn EMC points by understudying appropriate Mainstage roles. 

There is no cost for the program. Apprentices earn a weekly stipend, plus FST provides free furnished housing including utilities, cable and internet.

Please download our apprentice application package here.

Florida Studio Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, all genders and ethnics are encouraged to apply.