FST School for Adults

Welcome to the Florida Studio Theatre School. With offerings in Theatre Performance, Theatre Writing, Improvisation, and Theatre Appreciation, FST School classes include a wide range of opportunities year-round for adult students of all backgrounds and experience levels.

For more information about our current offerings and to enroll, click the "Enroll" tab above.

Whether you are just starting out on your theatrical adventure or are a seasoned performer looking to polish your skills, our teaching staff of professional resident artists will help guide you on your journey as you make new discoveries, develop new work, and meet your personal creative goals. Guest artists from FST Mainstage, Cabaret, or Stage III, may drop in to work with our classes.

Class sizes are intimate, ensuring personalized feedback. Performance opportunities provide an outlet for students to showcase their work and gain experience in front of a live audience.

We invite you to discover your artistic home with the Florida Studio Theatre School.


SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run in 8-week sessions, meeting once each week for a total of 8 class meetings.


SESSION ONE: Beginning the week of September 26, 2022
SESSION TWO: Beginning the week of November 28, 2022
SESSION THREE: Beginning the week of February 13, 2023
SESSION FOUR: Beginning the week of April 24, 2023
SESSION FIVE: Beginning the week of June 19, 2023
 


For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.

 

 SUMMER INTENSIVES

Improvised Plays *In Person | ENROLLSeptember 19 & September 20 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Directing Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
September 21 & September 22 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

EVERY SATURDAY

Improv Drop-In *In-Person | 3-5PM | ENROLL
$15/session

 

SESSION ONE

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 26

 

MONDAYS

Spoken Memoir *In-Person | 11AM-12:30PM | ENROLL$149/4-week session 

Playwriting Roundtable *Online | 2-4PM | ENROLL$249/8-week session 

Acting Foundations *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session 

Musical Improv *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session 

Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session

 

TUESDAYS

Improv For Everyone *In-Person | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
$149/4-week session 

Brain Games *In-Person | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
$149/4-week session

Actor's Workshop *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session 

Improv 601: Free Form *In-Person |  7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session

Comedy Academy: Short-Form Games *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session 

 

WEDNESDAYS

Reader's Circle *Online | 12:30-3PM | ENROLL
$149/8-week session

Improv 301: The Game of the Scene *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session 

Actors Studio *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session

Comedic Storytelling 101 *In-Person | 7-9 PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session 

 

THURSDAYS

Improv For Everyone *In-Person | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
$149/4-week session 

Improv 201: Finding the Funny *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session

Sketch Comedy Writing *In-Person | 7-9PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session

 

SATURDAYS

Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation *In-Person | 1-3PM | ENROLL
$249/8-week session

 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 11

Behind the Scenes | Various Days and Times | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $149 (Enroll by 10/3)
Regular Price: $199 (Enroll after 10/3)

 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 24

Spoken Memoir *Online | 11AM-12:30PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/8-week session (Enroll by October 17)
Regular Price: $149/8-week session (Enroll after October 17)

 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 25

Page to Stage *In-Person | 12-1:30 PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by October 17)
Regular Price: $149/8-week session (Enroll after October 17)

Brain Games *In-Person | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by October 17)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after October 17)

Improv For Everyone *In-Person | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by October 17)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after October 17)

BEGINNING OCTOBER 27

Improv For Everyone *In-Person | 2-3:30PM| ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by October 17)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after October 17)

SATURDAYS

Improv Drop-In *In-Person | 3-5PM | ENROLL
$15/session
There will be no Improv Drop-In class on October 8, 2022.

 


For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.

 

Classes

Below is a complete catalogue of all FST School year-round offerings. For a schedule of classes currently running, click the ENROLL tab above. Please note: Not all classes are offered every session.


THEATRE PERFORMANCE

Acting 101-401
Acting for Improvisers
Flying Solo
Cabaret Performance
Musical Theatre Dance
Page to Stage 
Acting Foundations
The Actor's Workshop
Actors Studio

THEATRE WRITING

Comedic Storytelling 101-201
Playwriting 101-301
Sketch Comedy Writing 101-301 
Spoken Memoir 
Mastering Story Structure

IMPROVISATION

Improv 101-601
Improv Drop-In
Musical Improv 101-501
Forever Improv
Improv for Everyone
Improv for Life
Comedy Academy
Directing Improv

THEATRE APPRECIATION

Behind the Scenes
Reader’s Circle
Masterclass Series
No Fear Shakespeare

OTHER CLASS OFFERINGS

Brain Games
Singing For The Cabaret
Movement & Dance Drop-In
Fight Call: Intro to Stage Combat

 

Meet Your Instructors


For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.

Scholarships

The Florida Studio Theatre School awards full and partial scholarships based on merit and financial need. FST’s mission includes a strong commitment to making theatre affordable and accessible to as many people as possible. In keeping with that mission, FST’s scholarship programs covers enrollment costs for 15% of students every year. Individual scholarships vary and can cover a single class or a full year of classes to ensure that all students interested in learning the art of theatre are able to do so.


APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:

Click here to complete your Scholarship Application online.

To apply by mail, download your Scholarship Application here and return it to us it to the address below:

Attn: FST School
Florida Studio Theatre
1241 North Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

For more information about scholarships and eligibility, contact [email protected] or call 941.366.1350.


Support the FST Scholarships Fund

Click here to learn more about how you can make a contribution to the FST School Scholarship fund and help increase access to the art of theatre.

 

The CDC has updated its guidelines to masks recommended in Sarasota County for indoor, public settings. Protocols may be revisited and revised based on CDC guidance.

Click here to learn more about FST's most up-to-date safety protocols.