Casting and Hiring

Florida Studio Theatre, Richard Hopkins Artistic Director, will be holding local (Equity and non-Equity) auditions by appointment at the Theatre in Sarasota, FL for the 2016-17 season for the following shows/roles:

Clever Little Lies by Joe DiPietro

A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice notices her beloved husband, Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son, Billy, and daughter-in-law, Jane, over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Shattering and hilarious, Clever Little Lies is a story of long-term love and marriage…for better…and for worse.

Billy – (30-25), A young married man who just had his first child, fit. He is caught up in an extra-marital affair and it is causing him much stress, especially with his parents when they learn of it. Funny, charming, handsome and struggling with his conscience.

Jane – (30-35), Billy's attractive young wife. Just had their first child. She is loving and well-meaning but a bit scattered now in her state, concerned about pleasing Billy. Should have an appealing sense of humor.

Bill Sr. – (50’s), A decent man, attractive, a good sense of humor, and flustered by his son's indiscretions and ultimately revealing of his own complicated past with his wife. Also fit, (plays tennis with his son).

Alice – (50’s), Billy’s mother, attractive, a meddler, strong matriarch with a good sense of humor, but also has a touching softer side to her beliefs on the preservation of family and marriage.

Director: Kate Alexander

Begins rehearsal:  November 22, 2016
Show opens: December 16, 2016
Show closes: March 25, 2017

 

 

brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee

Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, brownsville song (b-side for tray) is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray's life is cut short.

Tray – (18), Black, male. Works hard at school and spends his afternoons training at the neighborhood boxing gym. Huge heart, but also can carry himself with an edge. Has a terrific sense of humor, and loves his family fiercely. Doesn't see himself as a victim of anything. Very charming.

Lena - (Late 50s/mid 60s), Black, female. Tray's grandmother. A fierce protector and advocate of her family; works two jobs. Unsentimental about the conditions of her life and the lives around her, can be very fierce but also has a great sense of humor; love comes fiercely and fully to and through her.

Devine – (9 years old), Black/Korean American, female. Extremely active inner life, she interacts with the world very cautiously. She can be full of life and fun just like any kid, but when frightened she retreats into memories of her brother to survive. Very observant and intuitive, she sees everything.

Merrell - ( Mid 30s), Korean American, female. Tray's stepmother and Devine's biological mother. Carries herself with an edge, very strong; struggled with a very serious alcohol addiction, now a recovering addict. Has a wry sense of humor; has deep pain about failing others, but is determined to show up and do whatever it takes to be a part of her family’s lives again.

Junior (also doubles as Brooklyn College Student) – (Late teens), Black, male. Tray’s childhood friend from the neighborhood; charming, funny, fast-talking, the life of the party where ever he goes. Has a way of finding trouble.

Director: TBA

Begins rehearsal: January 3, 2017

Show opens: January 27, 2017

Show closes: April 1, 2017

 

Rich Girl by Victoria Stewart.

Claudine's mother has it all: she's wealthy, successful, and famous," press notes state. "Claudine is awkward, shy, and forever living in her mother's shadow. When a dashing artist sweeps Claudine off her feet, her mother is convinced that all he's after is her money. A modern retelling of the Henry James novel 'Washington Square,' which became the stage and screen classic The Heiress, Rich Girl is a moving and funny new play about mothers and daughters, love and money, and whether they can ever coexist.

Eve – (50s), a financial guru, poised, hard as nails, used to talking points, distant.

Claudine – (mid 20s), her daughter, gawky and adolescent even at the age of 26, aloof to most social/romantic cues. Not necessarily naïve, but definitely a bit sheltered having grown up with privilege.

Maggie – (40s), Eve's personal assistant, the Thelma Ritter role, a romantic in a non-romantic world, loyal.

Henry – (27), Claudine’s new found friend from high school, smart, extremely good looking, more than a little suspect, a starving artist who directs experimental plays, and very interested in Claudine.

Director: TBA

Begins rehearsal: March 14, 2017

Show opens: April 7, 2017

Show closes: May 27, 2017

 

Stalking the Bogeyman Adapted by Markus Potter, Original story by David Holthouse

Based on the true story made famous on “This American Life,” Stalking the Bogeyman follows renowned journalist David Holthouse’s secret pursuit of justice for a crime hidden for 25 years. This new play explores the dangers of vengeance, the power of forgiveness, and the strength of family.

David- (30-40) Narrator and protagonist. An investigative journalist and only child, grew up in Alaska. Plots the murder of the man who raped him when he was seven years old.

Bogeyman- (40’s) Grew up the all-star athlete of a small town in Alaska and has the ego to match. Never quite lived up to the hype that surrounded him as a teenager, lived with parents after high school into young adulthood. Goes through enormous range in the play from rebellious/disturbed 17 year old, to a remorse-filled and deeply sorry man at 43 years of age.

Nancy Holthouse/Neighbor #1- (50’s) David's mother. Deeply committed to husband and son. Gentle with every motherly instinct, supports son in all that he does.

Robert Holthouse/Emmit- (50’s) David's father. Easy-going, lively loving man. Deeply cares for son and wife, dotes on son, their only child. Considers himself a friend as well as a father to David. Becomes best friends with the Crawfords. Comes face to face with a deep family secret which he must painfully confront. Emmit is a gunsmith & owner of a Phoenix gun shop, former Marine and ATF employee.

Russ Crawford/Payaso/Coach Billy- (50’s) Bogeyman's father. Blue collar, stern conservative, intelligent alpha male with a unique sense of humor. Has high hopes and demands for son, becomes best friends with the Holthouses. Former athlete and college football star. Payaso is the leader of La Victoria Loca, the largest Chicano gang in Arizona. Coach Billy is the youth basketball coach for Alaskan Youth League. Teaches the kids how to shotgun beers and thinks that porn is a good idea at a team pizza party.

Carol Crawford/Dr. Sarah Leavitt- (50’s) Bogeyman's mother. Tough blue collar house wife, not afraid to speak mind. Welcomes the Holthouse family to Alaska with open arms, becomes best friends with them. Dr Sarah Leavitt is a very distinguished, well-respected clinical Psychologist, expert on sexual abuse. Been in the profession for a long time, potentially past prime.

Director: Jason Cannon

Begins rehearsal: December 13, 2016

Show opens: January 6, 2017

Show closes: February 12, 2017

 

Grounded by George Brant

From the award-winning playwright of Elephant's Graveyard, George Brant, comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night...

The Pilot - (25-35) A hot-rod, almost cocky F16 fighter pilot who gets along best with her male counterparts, but falls for one and in an unexpected pregnancy begins to lose control.

Director: Kate Alexander

Begins rehearsal: February 28, 2017

Show opens: March 24, 2017

Show closes: April 23, 2017

 

Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the death of the mother's son, the teacher's student, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely -- or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Corynn Fell – 30s-50s, All ethnicities; A literature professor at Northwestern University. Her son has committed suicide after being expelled from his elementary school.

Heather Clark – 30s – 50s; All ethnicities; An emotionally overwhelmed 5th grade teacher.

Director: Jason Cannon

Begins rehearsal: January 24, 2017

Show opens: February 17, 2017

Show closes: March 19, 2017

 

The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.

Delbert – 60s, African American; a seminary dropout, radical and poet. His whole personality is like an old soul song: smooth, mellow and with an underlying rhythm that never lets up. Actors playing Delbert should take care to find his substantial sense of humor; in addition to his obvious depth.

Sunny – 50s, White; a bright, pixie-ish yoga teacher from California, her lightness and positivity contrast with moments of great depth and clarity.

Robert – 30s, African American; a former horse groomer from the deep south; hardened but not lacking a sense of humor. Deep rural Mississippi accent.

Georgia/Female Ensemble 1 – 30s, African American; Robert’s wife, also southern; opinionated, outspoken, and extremely warm. She and Robert have a loving contentious relationship. Loves to speak her mind.

Gary – mid 40s, White; a Midwestern hippie and an organic farmer. Clearly was in his element in the late 60s and early 70s. He is generally good-natured, friendly, and quite smart.

Kerry – mid 40s, White; a 19 year old trapped in a 45-year-old’s body, born and bred in Texas. Kerry was imprisoned for 22 of his 45 years and is eager to rediscover the world. Always wants to make sure he connects with whomever he is talking to. Strong Texas accent.

Delbert – 40, African American; a gentle, sad man, born and raised in northern Florida (otherwise known as Southern Alabama). Has a very strong spiritual sense and had aspirations to the ministry before being put on death row at 18. He is continually engaged in a battle between resignation and hope.

Sandra/Sue/Female Ensemble 2 – early 40s, White; Sandra is married to Kerry. Sweet nurturing, loves Kerry dearly and has a great sense of humor about her. She has a strong Texas accent. Sue is married to Gary. Salt of the earth; she is also an organic farmer. She has a strong upper Midwestern accent – think Fargo.

Male Ensemble 1 and 2 – 35-50s, both white; play a variety of roles. Both actors should be good with dialects and characterization, and different from each other in build and appearance. Both roles require highly versatile, commanding actors.

Director: Kate Alexander

Begins rehearsal: April 4, 2017

Show opens: April 14, 2017

Show closes: April 23, 2016

The auditions will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 from 10am-1pm and 2-6pm at the Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave in Sarasota, FL. All should bring an updated photo & resume to the audition.  All auditionees should prepare the 60-90 second monologue of their choice.

Please call Robin Mackey, Artistic Assistant at 941-366-9017, ext. 347 to schedule an audition time. James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator will conduct these auditions.

Florida Studio Theatre is a 43 year old LORT D, Equity regional theatre in Sarasota, FL. Great artistic environment, Equity Contract with competitive, negotiable salaries.

Florida Studio Theatre recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the work place.  People who share this belief or reflect a diverse background are encouraged to audition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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]


Staff Employment Opportunities



MARKETING ASSISTANT - Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL  is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Marketing Assistant. The Marketing Assistant works with the Marketing Director, the Public Relations Associate, and the Marketing Intern to create and implement all marketing materials in accordance with the season. Specifically, the Marketing Assistant, manages the implementation of all bulk mail campaigns, email marketing, social media, and design materials as needed. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and strong interest in marketing and arts administration. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro prefered. Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator, Florida Studio Theatre, EMAIL – [email protected].  For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.  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.

ASSISTANT BOOKKEEPER - Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Bookkeeper. The Assistant Bookkeeper works with the Business Manager and Bookkeeper in support of the theatre’s financial processes.  Specifically, the Assistant Bookkeeper processes vendor information and invoice information for Accounts Payable and Receivable, updates the Cash Receipts log, assists with Payroll distribution, reconciles monthly vendor statements, monitors office supplies and provides other general clerical support. Applicants must have MS Excel and MS Word proficiency, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and assist the Business Office in meeting various deadlines.  Candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills.  Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator, Florida Studio Theatre, EMAIL – [email protected].  For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.  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.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre, located in downtown Sarasota, FL seeks a Technical Director.  The ideal candidate will have strong management skills; strong technical “how to” knowledge; and be able to oversee set construction; and manage the electrics, sound, props and painting departments and oversee the technical needs for a five theatre operation.  A collaborative attitude is necessary.  Strong people management, time management and project management skills are necessary as are excellent interpersonal communication skills.  Professional TD experience is required.  Salary, benefits and budgets are competitive.  The position starts fall of 2016.  Specific responsibilities include:

Oversight of build schedule
Oversight of changeovers
Supervise the Scene Shop Foreman, Props/Painting Supervisor, Electrics Intern and Sound Intern
Budget oversight for Scenic, Lighting and Sound.
Determine over hire needs
Drafting when needed
Oversight of equipment maintenance

 Please email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator.  EMAIL – [email protected].  For more information on the Theatre, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.  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.


PROFESSIONAL THEATRE INTERNSHIPS

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional, LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is now accepting applications for internships in the following areas for the 2016-2017 season:

STAGE MANAGEMENT:Assist in rehearsal taking blocking on stage and backstage, tracking costumes and props. Running shows which includes doing laundry, ironing, steaming, and repairs under the Equity Stage Manager’s supervision. Stage Manage non-Equity shows, educational recitals, and special events. Secondary duty support as assigned.

LIGHTING: Work as the Master Electrician on maintaining Lighting Inventory, hang and focus changeovers, maintenance on shows, and special projects as assigned.

MARKETING:  Assist with writing press releases, design of marketing materials, direct mail campaigns, and other support.  Secondary duties as assigned. 

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 directly with TD and designers on set construction, strike and load-in of scenic and lighting, scenic painting, and show running and maintenance. 

Learn by working hands on with Theatre Professionals in your field. Contract dates are September 6, 2016 - August 28, 2017. A Stipend starting at $75 per week and free furnished housing are provided.  For more information, log onto our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.  Email cover letter, resume with references or letters of recommendation  to: James Ashford, Casting and Hiring Coordinator, Florida Studio Theatre, 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 any and all diverse background are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 


Please download our internship application package here.

About Florida Studio Theatre Internships

FST is seeking interns for the 2016-2017 season. The internship is a longstanding tradition in the theater world. Under the vision of the Artistic Director, Richard Hopkins, FST is proud to continue this tradition with a professional training ground for recent graduates to get hands-on experience in the professional, producing theater world. FST offers several internships year-round for the eager young theatre professional in Theatre Administration, Technical Theatre, and Arts Education.


Available Internships

ACTING APPRENTICESHIP  |  Perform in TYA shows, understudy Mainstage shows (can result in EMC credit), receive acting and improvisational training, assist in Education/Outreach, participate in New Play Development, assist in changeovers (load-ins/strikes), 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 AD with casting/hiring prep, scheduling, production sound research, special projects, and general clerical support. Other duties as assigned.

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, with possible assignment to show run crew.

COSTUMING  |  Running wardrobe, costume construction, some maintenance, and other support. 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.  WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

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

DEVELOPMENT  |  Primary duties include phone solicitation and direct mail campaigns. Will also conduct telephone surveys, research new prospects, provide support for donor cultivation and grant writing, data entry/donation processing, and assist with special events.  All general support duties of the Development Office as assigned. Must maintain a polished office appearance at all times and be prepared to conduct yourself respectfully and courteously with donors and all visitors to the Development Office. Secondary duty in Front-of-House.

EDUCATION  |  Assist and possibly lead outreach workshops. Assist instructors in FST/on-campus classes. Provide office and clerical support for booking, workshops, TYA performances, and other outreach events. Assist as needed on Young Playwrights Festival. Provide clerical, production, and backstage support for recitals. Assist summer camps and camp recitals. Secondary duties as assigned.

LIGHTING  |  Work as the Master Electrician on maintaining Lighting Inventory, hang and focus changeovers, maintenance on shows, and special projects as assigned. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

LITERARY  |  Gain experience in Literary Office operations and New Play Development.  Writing opportunities.  Secondary duties in Front-of-House, box office, marketing, as assigned. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

MARKETING  | Assist with writing press releases, news articles, design of marketing materials, direct mail campaigns, filming, video editing, photography, and other support. Preferred software knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including the following programs: InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

PRODUCTION/COMPANY MANAGEMENT  |   Assist the Company Manager and Production Manager in Guest Relations (communicating with performers, assisting with travel and housing), research for both Company Management and Production departments, and provide general clerical support for the 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; with 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 directly with TD and designers on set construction, strike and load-in of scenic and lighting, scenic painting, and show running and maintenance. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

STAGE MANAGEMENT  |    Assist in rehearsal taking blocking on stage and backstage, tracking costumes and props. Running shows which includes doing laundry, ironing, steaming, and repairs under the Equity Stage Manager’s supervision.  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

Housing provided

School credits may apply

Comp tickets to performances

Discount at FST's Cabaret & Green Room

Chance to meet theatre professionals from around the nation and worldwide

Hands-on experience in a professional theatre setting


How to Apply

Click Here to Download the application packet. Send in your cover letter, resume with references or recommendation letters and a completed application to James Ashford at [email protected].

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

Please download our internship application package here.

Florida Studio Theatre is seeking quality non-Equity Acting Apprentices for the 2016-2017 Season. The Apprentice season runs from September 3, 2016 to May 25, 2017. The Apprentice Company totals 9 members per season.

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. The purpose of the Acting Apprentice program is to help 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 professional actors.

There is no cost for the program. Apprentices earn a stipend of $75 per week plus FST provides free furnished housing.

Consideration for the Acting Apprentice Company requires an audition. Once you have been invited to apply, the audition requirement can be satisfied by submitting a video audition or by attending auditions in New York or Sarasota.


To apply, please email photo, theatre resume, work resume and application to:

James Ashford   |   Casting & Hiring Coordinator

[email protected]

Please download our apprentice application package here.

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