Development Events

Florida Studio Theatre hosts several special events throughout the year to raise funds to support our programming.

Funds raised through special events help FST to:

  • Produce the best in contemporary theatre in the Mainstage, Cabaret, and Bowne's Lab Theatre.
  • Touch the lives of more than 55,000 children throughout the state of Florida each year, inspiring them to write plays with our model WRITE A PLAY program.
  • Provide scholarships which enable financially needy children to attend FST's classes and workshops.
  • Produce three exciting New Play Festivals featuring works by National, Florida and Young playwrights.

All events require a reservation. For more information please contact: Steve Turrisi, Development Associate at 941.366.9017 ext. 316 or via email at [email protected].

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We invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual BACK LOT BBQ Fundraiser at Florida Studio Theatre. The evening will feature smoked BBQ with all the fixins’ from Sarasota-favorite, Nancy Krohngold, owner of Nancy ’s BBQ. This summer, FST will welcome back favorite artists as well as some new performers through its three Mainstage productions, three Cabaret productions, a whole summer of FST Improv, as well as the 9th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival!  Funds raised from this exciting and tasty event will support FST’s Summer programming and operations.

The evening starts at 6:00pm in the FST back lot. Join us as we dine together in the Goldstein Cabaret with live music! Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships are available for $1,000 (includes six tickets and primary seating).  We hope that you and your friends will join us for the fun!

RSVP by May 31! To buy your tickets or for more information on sponsorships please contact Steve Turrisi at (94!) 366-9017 x 316 or by email at [email protected].