Casting and Hiring

AUDITION DATE

October 2, 2017

SEEKING

Artistic Director, Richard Hopkins is seeking equity actors for the Florida Studio Theatre 2017-2018 Season. Season includes Mainstage: “Heisenberg” by Simon Stephens (Rehearsals Begin Nov. 8, 2017; Runs Dec. 13, 2017 – Mar. 4, 2018), “Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarias (Rehearsals Begin Jan. 5, 2018; Runs Jan. 24, 2018 – Mar. 25, 2018), “Honor Killing” by Sarah Bierstock (Rehearsals Begin Mar. 16, 2018; Runs Apr. 4, 2018 – May 25, 2018)

 All Roles Available. See Breakdown

PREPARATION

Prepare 1 contemporary monologue - no longer than 1 minute. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Florida Studio Theatre

1241 North Palm Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

TIME(S)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
date: October 2, 2017

Time: 10am-6pm
Lunch: 1-2pm

APPOINTMENTS
For an appointment, *Preferred Method* Please email Katie Noyes, Artistic assistant at [email protected] If unable to e-mail please call (941)366-9017 ext. 364. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.  Non-Equity actors will also be seen as time permits.

PERSONNEL

Richard Hopkins, Artistic Director;

James Ashford, Casting/Hiring Coordinator;

Greg London, Director of Artistic Operations

OTHER

www.floridastudiotheatre.org
 

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

 

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Heisenberg

by Simon Stephens

(Rehearsals Begin Nov. 8, 2017; Runs Dec. 13, 2017 – Mar. 4, 2018)

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. All Roles Available

GEORGIE BURNS: (Female, Early 40s) Georgie is 42 years old. She is a live wire, prone to vast exaggerations about her life and her experiences, but underneath is genuinely looking to be loved and accepted despite her insecurities. Her fascination with Alex makes us wonder if she is using him for her own ends, especially when she asks him for a substantial amount of money. But ultimately, her character begins to change when she learns to trust not only Alex but herself as well. NEW JERSEY ACCENT REQURIED.
 

ALEX PRIEST: (Male, mid 70s) 75 years old, Alex is originally from Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Now Alex resides in London, where he has run a butcher’s shop for many years. Gentle and unambitious, he has an emotional (and sexual) reawakening when he accidently befriends Georgie. The chance of adventure as he begins to share his time with her allows us to see a man who is still searching for something more, despite his seemingly contented existence. SLIGHT SOUTHERN IRISH ACCENT REQUIRED.

 

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. All Roles Available

TANIA DEL VALLE: (Female, Late 20s) 29 year old, Latina (from New Mexico), 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.

PABLO DEL VALLE: (Male, Early 30s) 31 year old, Latino (he is, in fact, Chilean), 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.

VIRGINIA BUTLEY: (Female, 55-65) 55-65 year old, 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.

FRANK BUTLEY: (Male, 55-65) 55-65 year old, 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.

 

Honor Killing

by Sarah Bierstock

(Rehearsals Begin Mar. 16, 2018; Runs Apr. 4, 2018 – May 25, 2018)

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. All Roles Available

ACTOR 1: (Female, Mid 30s) ALLISYN DAVIS: 35, Caucasian 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, Mid 30s) BENTLEY ADAMS: 36, Caucasian 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, Mid to Late 30s) 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, Mid 40s) 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, Late 30s) 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, 40-50) SHAHREYAR ZASAR: 40-50, Male, Pakistani Consul General to Dubai. Elegant, educated, diplomatic, and cutting. A traditionalist.

ACTOR 7: (Female, Late 30s) MELISSA DAVIS: 37, Female, Caucasian American. Allisyn’s sister. Pretty, reserved, and stronger than she looks. BBC NEWS REPORTER: British.

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

 

 


 

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 any and all diverse background are encouraged to apply.


Employment Opportunities

INSTITUTIONAL GIVING MANAGER

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an Institutional Giving Manager responsible for writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making entities seeking support for FST major theatre and education programs. 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. Reporting to Managing Director, the Manager of Institutional Giving serves as key member of the fundraising leadership team. The Institutional Giving Manager researches and identifies new funding prospects; prepares and submits grant proposals and reports to funders; helps to establish and builds relationships with foundations and government funders and cultivates new sources of funding; and maintains a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. The position serves as the leading advocate in the business community, representing FST at key events and networking opportunities.

REQUIREMENTS:
-Three to five years’ experience in fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research, preferably with a cultural institution.
-Experience identifying and researching corporate and foundation prospects.
-Ability to compile, report, and analyze information succinctly.
-Strong writing, communications, and interpersonal skills.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing work and managing multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.  

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] 


DIGITAL MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Florida Studio Theatre seeks an individual for the position of Digital Marketing Associate. This position is responsible for creating content and maintaining the FST website, using Google Analytics and Google Adwords to generate, monitor, and report on campaigns and traffic, creating and executing original engaging social media plans for all platforms, shooting video for all FST productions, creating promotional videos and television commercials, managing and growing FST’s email club, designing display ads for all digital advertising, researching and implementing new industry trends, and supporting the department with other duties as assigned. Required skills include proficiency in Google Analytics/Adwords, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and Bridge, basic HTML knowledge, experience with web content management systems and social media platforms. The Digital Marketing Associate manages and executes all digital media aspects of the Marketing Department under the direction of the Marketing Director including website maintenance, social media, organizational eblasts, and video production. This individual should have a proven track record of managing multiple projects in a fast paced work environment. While working collaboratively, this individual must also be able to work autonomously within the department.Additional preferred skills include proficiency in Adobe InDesign and experience using Tessitura Ticketing. Required experience and education includes 1-3 years working in marketing in a professional setting and/or a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, digital marketing, or a related field.  

Responsibilities:

  • Create content and maintain the FST website through Drupal CMS
  • Track and report on web traffic through Google Analytics
  • Generate, monitor, and report on Google Adwords/SEO campaigns
  • Plan, create, and execute original and engaging social media plans for all FST platforms
  • Shoot archival video for all FST productions
  • Create, edit, and animate video/commercials for use on digital platforms in accordance with union guidelines
  • Manage and grow FST’s email club ; builds and sends organization al eblasts
  • Design ads for digital campaigns
  • Research and implement rising industry trends while maintaining FST brand
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Google Analytics and Adwords proficient
  • Basic HTML experience
  • Experience with visual communication principles
  • Experience with web design and content management systems
  • Experience using social media platforms for sales and engagement
  • Working knowledge/proficiency of the following programs:
  • Adobe Suite: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Bridge
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred
  • Tessitura ticketing system experience a plus

Experience/Education:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, or a related field.

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


SCENE SHOP FOREMAN

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a scene shop foreman.  This position supervises all work done in the scene shop, with particular responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment and safe work procedures for all shop employees.

Responsibilities:
- Responsible for construction and installation of all scenery.
- Supervise crews for changeovers.
- Responsibility to maintain a high standard of safety practices.
- Responsible to maintaining the FST standard in scenic construction and aesthetics.
- Assigns shop projects and consults on construction techniques and project completion schedules.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
- Works with technical director and properties head in scheduling and monitoring flow of materials and work throughout construction process.
- Supervises care and maintenance/repair of all scene shop tools and equipment.
- Schedule will include some nights and weekends (changeover operations).
- Works with technical director and properties head to monitor and maintain stocks of materials and supplies.
- Establish relationships with other theaters for borrowing and mutual support.
- Assist the Technical Director with ordering and purchasing.
- Maintain a clean and safe work environment in the scene shop and theaters.

Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Bruce Price at [email protected] 


BUSINESS OFFICE ASSOCIATE

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a Business Office Associate. Human Resource and Accounting duties to include: coordination of employee contracts, evaluations, compensation, and benefits; responsibilities with payroll and accounts receivable functions; and coordination of independent contractor contracts. MS Excel and Word proficiency required. Must have Human Resources and Accounting experience and be able to work in a fast paced environment and have great communication and organization skills. 

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


Assistant Box Office Manager 

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an Assistant Box Office Manager for its 5-theatre complex. The right candidate must have excellent communication skills, a positive, friendly, and outgoing personality and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be prompt, reliable, and detail oriented and have excellent computer skills. Must have open and flexible availability and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Must be available to work days, evening, and weekends. A minimum of two years of theatre ticketing and customer service experience required. Knowledge of Tessitura is preferred. Please email cover letter and resume with references to: Kelsey Wehde, Box Office Manager, Florida Studio Theatre at [email protected]. For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.

Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Kelsey Wehde 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 any and all diverse background are encouraged to apply. 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 seeking quality Interns and Apprentices for our 2017-2018 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 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:

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.

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.

PROPS/PAINTING/CARPENTRY  |   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.


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.