A powerful story of the fight and flight for freedom both abroad and at home. Fly follows four African-American military pioneers from training through WWII. Proving themselves as officers and pilots, they paved the way for desegregation of the American military. A true tale of brotherhood, acceptance, and equality. REGIONAL PREMIERE!
Director | Ricardo Khan
Choreographer | Hope Clark
Fight Choreographer | Dan Granke
Scenic Designer | Beowulf Boritt
Associate Scenic Designer | Jared Rutherford
Original Costume Designer | Toni-Leslie James
Costume Designer | J.Theresa Bush
Projection Designer | Rocco DiSanti
Projection Assistant | Devorah Kengmana
Lighting Designer | Xavier Pierce
Assistant Lighting Designer | Lauren Tyler
Composer/Sound Designer | John Gromada
Associate Sound Designer | Matt Otto
Improvography | Omar Edwards
Chet | Jordan Bellow*
O'Hurley | Greg Brostrom*
Tap Griot | Omar Edwards*
Reynolds/Snopes/Instructor | Sean Patrick Hopkins*
Shaw/Staff Sargeant/Barman/Fight Captain | Michael Pauley*
W.W. | Robert Karma Robinson*
J. Allen | Shane Taylor*
Oscar | Terrell Wheeler*
*Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
"Soars with a thrilling and powerful story" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Brilliant work" - The Observer
"Transcends" - Sarasota Magazine
"Powerful acting" - Total Theater
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Fly soars with a thrilling and powerful story
The Observer: Fly Review
Sarasota Magazine: Review
Let's Have A Conversation: Fly Panel Discussions & Outreach
FST is hosting three panel discussions and has over 20 community organizations and partners working to continue the conversation past the play. Touching on themes of race, brotherhood, and history, panelists will participate to answer questions on the topic of the event. The panel discussions are free to attend, but reservations must be made through the box office at 941-366-9000 or online by clicking here.
Panel Discussions will take place from 5:00pm -6:15pm
FEBRUARY 11 - Double V: World War II and Sarasota 1941-1945
The WWII Veterans adopted the Double V logo to signify war abroad and war at home on racism.
FEBRUARY 26 - Civil Rights in Sarasota Today
How are we doing today - are we doing everything we can in Sarasota for Civil Rights?
MARCH 12 - Veterans of Color
Veterans of Color from all wars and conflicts, including WW II, Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf War, and the Middle East, will compare experiences to the Tuskegee airmen.
MARCH 22 - Pay What You Can Night
Local Tuskegee Airman George Hardy, speaks of his time in the army. Click here for his story.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States.For more information about these historic pioneers, click here.
Squadron Commander of the 332nd Fighter Group talks about his time as a Tuskegee Airman. Click here for the full story.
Click here for a heartwarming story of two Tuskegee Airmen reconnecting after the war.