FST School: Adults

 


The Florida Studio Theatre School offers adult classes in acting, music, dance, playwriting, and improvisation year-round.

FST’s adult classes are dedicated to providing a supportive forum for creative self-expression. We strive to meet each student where they are, so that each individual’s truth can be woven into our community. As you master theatrical skills—whether improvising, acting, or playwriting—you will discover how telling the truth on stage can enrich your entire life at home, at work, and at play. 

Led by FST’s teaching staff of trained theatre professionals, students gain an understanding of theatre, solid acting method, stage technique, literary skills, performance opportunities, and more. 

Whether your interest is to explore personal creativity and confidence, or serious theatrical training, you will find an artistic home in the Florida Studio Theatre School.

Click Here to Meet the Instructors.


2019-2020 FST SCHOOL: ADULTS SCHEDULE

SESSION I: September 30, 2019 - November 23, 2019
SESSION II: December 2, 2019 - February 8, 2020
SESSION III: February 17, 2020 - April 11, 2020 
SESSION IV: April 20, 2020 - June 13, 2020
SESSION V: June 22, 2020 - August 15, 2020


Pamela Smith  |  Education Administrator
[email protected]
(941) 366-1350

 



2019-2020 FST School: Adults Schedule

Session I: September 30, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Session II: December 2, 2019 - February 8, 2020
Session III: February 17, 2020 - April 11, 2020 
Session IV: April 20, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Session V: June 22, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Meet The Instructors

THEATRE APPRECIATION
Behind The Scenes at FST 

This popular workshop is for the deeply curious theatre lover who wants a first-hand look at play creation! You will have direct access to the artists involved, from the director and actors to the designers and stage managers. You will experience the energy and excitement of the first read-through, dive deep into script analysis and design concepts, and track the detailed work of the artistic and production teams through rehearsals into fully realized performance. Step-by-step, the FST staff and professional guest artists will share their passion and process. Days and times vary based on rehearsal schedules.This workshop will include script analysis, context/concept/casting, production design, observing the first read through, observing and discussing selected rehearsals, observing a ‘studio run-through,’ and attending a dress rehearsal, panel discussions, and a backstage tour. Space is imited to 32 students. 

Various Dates and Times
Fee: $149/session

SESSION I
Beginning October 3  |  ENROLL 


Reader's Circle

Similar to a book club, except we focus on plays! A lively mix of discovery and discussion, Reader’s Circle gives students a sneak peek at plays under consideration and FST’s New Play Development process. A reader may be privy to plays before the artistic and production team creates fully-realized performances. Strong readers required. 

Fee: $149/session - $50 discount will be given to students who elect to receive scripts via email and read from a tablet or laptop. 
Wednesdays, 1 - 3PM

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning October 2  |  ENROLL 


THEATRE WRITING
Comedic Storytelling 301

Building off of Level 201, Comedic Storytelling 301 focuses on the Anthology, weaving together a 30 minute set of multiple stories that focus on a larger theme.  This class is great for someone looking to develop material for a solo show or stand-up set. Prerequisite: Comedic Storytelling 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Wednesdays, 7 - 9PM

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning October 2 |  ENROLL 


Playwriting 101: The Toolbox

Designed as an intro for the new playwright or as a brush-up for seasoned dramatists, Playwriting 101 focuses on the fundamental tools necessary to transform sparks of inspiration into architecturally sound theatrical stories. Space is limited to 8 students.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session 
SESSION I: Mondays, 1 - 3PM

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30 |  ENROLL 


Playwriting 201: Writing in 3D

Theatre is the original 3D! Playwriting 201 will expand your toolbox by exploring stage directions, embodied cognition, visual and aural cues, intrusions, props, and paneling. Weekly prompts will generate raw material for first drafts of 10-minute plays, which you will revise into polished drafts. Prerequisite:  Playwriting 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session 
SESSION I: Wednesdays, 1 - 3PM

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning October 2  |  ENROLL 


Playwriting 301: Roundtable

This ongoing workshop is designed for serious, experienced playwrights. Students will work independently, bringing in pages from original work each week. We will collectively read and discuss these pages, and push the boundaries of each student's dramatic interpretation. Prerequisite: Playwriting 201 or equivalent experience. Space is limited to 8 students.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session 
SESSION I: Mondays, 2 - 4PM

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30  |  ENROLL 


Sketch Comedy Writing 101

Level 1 of our 3-level sketch writing program - modeled after The Second City style of Sketch Comedy writing - will help our students develop their funny idea into a fully-produced sketch. Students will be introduced to exercises and workflows to help with brainstorming on a topic, pitching ideas, writing a first draft, working with a collaborator, and delivering a final sketch. 

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Thursdays, 7 - 9PM

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning October 3  |  ENROLL


THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Acting 101: Telling the Truth

Whether you are an apspiring actor or simply wish to revitalize your creativity, this class will give you the building blocks necessary to create your own acting technique. Space is limited to 12 students.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
SESSION I: Tuesdays, 7 - 9PM

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning October 1  |  ENROLL 


Acting 301: The Scene

In Acting 301, you and a scene partner will continue to drill skills from 101 and 201, while also rehearsing a scene. Subtext, motivation, and behavior will all be added to your acting toolkit. Prerequisite:  Acting 201 or equivalent experience. Space is limited to 12 students.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
SESSION I: Mondays, 7 - 9PM 

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30  |  ENROLL 


Acting 401: The Ensemble

In Acting 401, the instructor will also become your director, as you and all your fellow students rehearse and polish 10-minute plays.
Prerequisite:  Acting 301 or equivalent experience. Space is limited to 12 students. 

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Mondays, 7 - 9PM 

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30  |  ENROLL


Cabaret: Performance

Learn the art of Cabaret performance — from choosing material to putting together an act with an emphasis on presence, song interpretation, and banter that is funny, specific, honest, and in your voice. You’ll learn to build a personal connection and then share your work with an audience in Mixed Nuts, a student performance. Prerequisite: Performance experience and résumé submission required. Please submit résumé to Pamela Smith at [email protected]

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Thursdays, 2 - 4PM 

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning October 3  |  ENROLL 


Flying Solo

Experience the thrill of solo performance! Various exercises and prompts—including autobiographical tales, spoken word rhythms, stand-up comedy tricks, and storytelling structure—will inspire you to create a 5-10 minute one-person show, which you will be invited to perform in Mixed Nuts, a student performance. 

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Tuesdays, 7 - 9PM 

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning October 1  |  ENROLL 


Musical Theatre Dance

Whether your dance experience is limited to “jazz hands” or you’re a hoofer looking to brush up your box step, this class is a fun intro to the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Musical Theatre Dance class will focus not only on learning proper dance technique, but on using dance to tell a theatrical story. Prerequisite: None. Required Attire: Appropriate Activewear and Jazz Shoes or Dance Sneakers.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
SESSION I: Mondays, 10 - 11:30AM or Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30PM

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30  |  ENROLL 
Wednesdays, Beginning October 2  |  ENROLL


IMPROVISATION
Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation

Discover the freedom of spontaneity! The launching ground for developing Improv performance skills, Intro to Improv allows students to explore creativity, hone presentation skills, and build self-confidence. Focus is on playing together, making others look good, confidence, support, truth in comedy, and the basic tenets of “Yes, and…”. Under the guidance of our experienced Teaching Artists, every student learns they already have what it takes to improvise successfully both onstage and off.

Fee: $199/ session
SESSION I: Mondays, 7 - 9PM or Saturdays, 10AM - 12PM

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning October 5  |  ENROLL 


Improv 201: Finding the Funny

Continue to build on the fundamentals of improvisation. Students are introduced to characters creation, space work, and finding the game of the scene. With purpose-driven "short-form" games and finely tuned exercises, FST Teaching Artists foster success through helping to create rich characters, heighten relationships, and explore environments. Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
SESSION I: Mondays, 7 - 9PM

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30 |  ENROLL


Improv 301: The Game of the Scene

Move beyond short-form games and learn how to create strong open scene work. This class focuses on building fully-realized scenes by enabling students to play emotionally with their partner. Students will learn how to create characters, evolved relationships, and make honest choices that advance the scene. Open scene work fosters exploration, group mind, and the beginning elements of long-form improv as students create multiple scenes from a single point of inspiration. Prerequisite: Level 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ session
SESSION I: Tuesdays, 7 - 9PM

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning October 1  | ENROLL


Improv 401: Intro to Long-Form

Let's put it all together! Develop and refine your ability to work in an ensemble. The FST Teaching Artist will help students put together a show that will be a culmination of the skills learned in the first three levels. In additon, students will build off game-driven scene work explored in level 301 to further explore Long-Form improv. This workshop will help students focus on strengthening scene work and building ensemble. Prerequisite: Level 301 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
SESSION I: Tuesdays, 7 - 9PM

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning October 1  |  ENROLL


Improv 501: Narrative Long-Form

Building off of Level 401, students will evolve from game-based play to narrative play. They will explore a handful of core forms that help develop the single world nature of Narrative Long-Form. Students will learn how to create a world, develop characters and perform stories over a series of scenes. Prerequisite: Improv 401 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ session
SESSION I: Thursdays, 7 - 9pm

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning October 3  |  ENROLL


Improv 601: Free-Form

Ready to take your improv to the next level? Now that you have the tools of Short-Form and Long-Form, let's put them all together. Free-Form is built on the concept of "follow the funny" and proposes that every single moment, beat, line and movement in a show can be deconstructed and used to lead you to the next scene. During this exploration and deconstruction, a language and pattern are established that help define form where previously there was no form. We'll review the tools that will enable performers to create a unique Free-Form performance every time you hit the stage. Prerequisite: Improv 501 or equivalent experience.

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Wednesdays, 7 - 9pm

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning October 2 |  ENROLL


Musical Improvisation 101

Learn the basic concepts and tools to make up songs on the spot. In this 3-level program, students will participate in exercises that encourage you to think on your feet and in verse, as well as understanding the mechanics of song creation. Students will sing solos, duets, and full blown ensemble numbers confidently in their own voice. No singing experience necessary. Classes will be accompanied by a musician. ​

Fee: $199/ session 
SESSION I: Saturdays, 1 - 3PM

SESSION I
Saturdays, Beginning October 5  |  ENROLL


Improv Academy: Short-Form

Have you taken all of our improv classes and still can't get enough? This class is for the advanced improv student who has been through all FST classes or has similar experience. Students will be led through advanced exercises and techniques designed to refine their skills as they step towards becoming professional improv performers. Prerequisite: Improv 601 or equivalent experience.​

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Thursdays, 7 - 9pm

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning October 3  |  ENROLL 


Improv For Everyone

Want to learn improv games, effective speaking techniques, creativity exercises, communication lessons, and more - all using the power of improv comedy! Learn the philosophy of “Yes, and …,” a skill to use in all parts of your life. Learn warm-up games, fast paced improv games, fun “situation” scenarios and work through scenes. This class is dedicated to showing you how to apply the techniques and principles of improv comedy to every area of life - personal or professional! It doesn't matter if you have been training in improv for years or are brand new to the form. This class is tailored to the skills of the students attending. Actors and non-actors welcome!

Fee: $199/ 8-week session
Mondays, 2 - 4pm

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 30  |  ENROLL 


Private Coaching

Schedule an intensive workshop with an FST Professional and focus on a specific skill including Acting, Improv, Audition Prep, New Play Development, Vocal Coaching, Monologue Coaching, and more! Call Pamela Smith for more details at (941) 366-1350 or via email at [email protected].

 

2019-2020 FST School: Adults Schedule

Session I: September 30, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Session II: December 2, 2019 - February 8, 2020
Session III: February 17, 2020 - April 11, 2020 
Session IV: April 20, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Session V: June 22, 2020 - August 15, 2020


THEATRE APPRECIATION
Behind the Scenes at FST

This popular class is for the deeply curious theatre lover who wants a first-hand look at play creation! You will experience the energy and excitement of the first read-through, dive deep into script analysis and design concepts, and track the detailed work of the artistic and production teams through rehearsals into fully realized performance. Step-by-step, the FST staff and professional guest artists will share their passion and process.

Fee: $149 for each Mainstage production.  Space is strictly limited to the first 32 applicants.


Reader’s Circle

Similar to a book club, except we focus on plays! A lively mix of discovery and discussion, Reader’s Circle gives students a sneak peek at plays under consideration and FST’s New Play Development process. A reader may be privy to plays before the artistic and production team creates fully-realized performances. Strong readers required. 

Fee: $149/8-week session. *$50 discount per session will be given to students who elect to receive scripts via email and read from a tablet or laptop.


THEATRE CREATION
Comedic Storytelling 101

Do you have a story to tell? This workshop will focus on how to take that story and develop it into a performance by focusing on techniques that will enhance the emotional impact, stretch the narrative arc, and sprinkle in the humor to make it memorable. Students are encouraged to bring true stories they're ready to share. Through workshop techniques, we will also find new stories waiting to be told. 

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. 


Comedic Storytelling 201

Building off of Level 101, Comedic Storytelling 201 will help storytellers develop two original stories in one performance in an effort to find a larger theme. The comedic storyteller will work towards a 10-minute performance by sharing true stories that are both engaging and entertaining. Prerequisite: Comedic Storytelling 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. 


Comedic Storytelling 301

Building off of Level 201, Comedic Storytelling 301 focuses on the Antholog, weaving together a 30 minute set of multiple stories, which focus on a larger theme. This class is great for someone looking to develop material for a solo show or stand-up set. Prerequisite: Comedic Storytelling 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. 


Playwriting 101: The Toolbox

Designed as an intro for the new playwright or as a brush-up for seasoned dramatists, Playwriting 101 focuses on the fundamental tools necessary to transform sparks of inspiration into architecturally sound theatrical stories. 

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 8 students.


Playwriting 201: Writing in 3D

Theatre is the original 3D! Playwriting 201 will expand your toolbox by exploring stage directions, embodied cognition, visual and aural cues, intrusions, props, and paneling. Weekly prompts will generate raw material for first drafts of 10-minute plays, which you will revise into polished drafts. Prerequisite: Playwriting 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 8 students.


Playwriting 301: Roundtable

This ongoing workshop is designed for serious, experienced playwrights. Students will work independently, bringing in pages from original work each week. We will collectively read and discuss these pages and will push the boundaries of each student’s dramatic imagination. Prerequisite: Playwriting 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Flying Solo

Experience the thrill of solo performance! Various exercises and prompts—including autobiographical tales, spoken word rhythms, stand-up comedy tricks, and storytelling structure—will inspire you to create your own 5-10 minute one-person show. Students will be invited to perform their work in Mixed Nuts, a student performance. Prerequisite: Acting 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 12 students.


Sketch Comedy Writing 101

Level 1 of our 3-level Sketch Comedy Writing program — modeled after The Second City style of Sketch Comedy writing — will help our students develop their funny idea into a fully-produced sketch. Students will be introduced to exercises and workflows to help with brainstorming on a topic, pitching ideas, writing a first draft, working with a collaborator, and delivering a final sketch.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session 


Sketch Comedy Writing 201

Level 2 of our 3-level Sketch Comedy Writing program — modeled after The Second City style of Sketch Comedy writing — will guide our students through different types of sketches such as satire, topical, and absurdist in an effort to give the writer a more complete tool set. Level 201 students will also have a chance to revisit their previous sketches as the class culminates in a performance. Prerequisite: Sketch Comedy Writing 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Sketch Comedy Writing 301

In Level 3 of our 3-level Sketch Comedy Writing program — modeled after The Second City style of Sketch Comedy writing — students will write, edit, cast, and perform their own sketch comedy revue. They will be involved with all aspects of production and learn the tools to put on a full sketch show. Prerequisite: Sketch Comedy Writing 201 or equivalent experience. 

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


THEATRE PERFORMANCE 
Acting 101: Telling The Truth

Whether you are an aspiring actor or simply wish to revitalize your creativty, this class will give you the building blocks necessary to create your own acting technique.  

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 12 students.


Acting 201: The Monologue

Building on skills learned in Acting 101, participants will discover even more emotional awareness, physical flexibility, and vocal expressiveness. This level will also introduce script and character analysis to help students prepare their own monologues. Prerequisite:  Acting 101 or equivalent experience. 

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 12 students.


Acting 301: The Scene

In Acting 301, you and a scene partner will continue to develop skills from 101 and 201, while also rehearsing a scene. Subtext, motivation, and behavior will all be added to your acting toolkit. Prerequisite: Acting 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Acting 401: The Ensemble

In Acting 401, the instructor will also become your director, as you and all your fellow students rehearse 10-minute or one-act plays, in deeply supportive theatrical collaboration. Prerequisite: Acting 301 or equivalent experience. Space is limited to 12 students.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Acting for Improvisers

Strengthen your improv by gaining an understanding of fundamental acting skills and stage geography. You’ll get out of your head and find yourself connecting more powerfully with the audience, your scene partners, and the reality of the imagined worlds you are creating. Prerequisite: Improv 101  

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 12 students.


Auditioning A-Z

Take control of your auditioning process! This class will cover every aspect of the audition, from getting appointments to choosing and editing material, prepping monologues and callbacks and sides to polishing your headshot and resume, and even fine-tuning your interpersonal presentation with auditors, readers, scene partners, and directors.  

Fee:$199/ 8 week session


CABARET: Performance

Learn the art of Cabaret performance — from choosing material to putting together an act with an emphasis on presence, song interpretation, and banter that is funny, specific, honest, and in your voice. You’ll learn to build a personal connection and then share your work with an audience in Mixed Nuts, a student performance. Prerequisite: Performance experience and résumé submission required. Please submit résumé to Pamela Smith at [email protected]

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Comedic Storytelling 301

Building off of Level 201, Comedic Storytelling 301 focuses on the Anthology; weaving together a 30 minute set of multiple stories that focus on a larger theme.  This class is great for someone looking to develop material for a solo show or stand-up set. Prerequisite: Comedic Storytelling 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8 week session


Musical Theatre Dance

Whether your dance experience is limited to “jazz hands” or you’re a hoofer looking to brush up your box step, this class is a fun intro to the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Musical Theatre Dance class will focus not only on learning proper dance technique, but on using dance to tell a theatrical story. Required Attire: Appropriate Activewear and Jazz Shoes or Dance Sneakers. 

Fee:$149/ 8-week session


No Fear Shakespeare

Shakespeare may appear intimidating, but in fact his characters and speeches are some of the juiciest, most accessible, and most fun to perform in all of dramatic literature. You will learn to enjoy the power of Shakespeare’s language and experience a whole new level of emotional truth.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session. Space is limited to 12 students.


IMPROVISATION 
Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation

Discover the freedom of spontaneity! The launching ground for developing Improv performance skills, Intro to Improv allows students to explore creativity, hone presentation skills, and build self-confidence. Focus is on playing together, making others look good, confidence, support, truth in comedy, and the basic tenants of  “Yes, and…”. Under the guidance of our experienced Teaching Artists, every student learns they already have what it takes to improvise successfully both onstage and off.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv 201: Finding the Funny

Continue to build on the fundamentals of improvisation. Students are introduced to characters creation, space work, and finding the game of the scene. With purpose-driven Short-Form games and finely-tuned exercises, FST Teaching Artists foster success through helping to create rich characters, heighten relationships, and explore environments. Prerequisite: Level 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv 301: The Game of the Scene

Move beyond Short-Form games and learn how to create strong open scene work. This class focuses on building fully-realized scenes by enabling students to play emotionally with their partner. Students will learn how to create characters, evolved relationships, and make honest choices that advance the scene. Open scene work fosters exploration, group mind, and the beginning elements of Long-Form improv as students create multiple scenes from a single point of inspiration. Prerequisite: Level 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv 401: Intro to Long-Form

Let's put it all together! Develop and refine your ability to work in an ensemble. The FST Teaching Artist will help students put together a show that will be a culmination of the skills learned in the first three levels. In additon, students will build off game-driven scene work explored in Level 301 to further explore Long-Form improv. This workshop will help students focus on strengthening scene work and building ensemble. Prerequisite: Level 301 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv 501: Narrative Long-Form

Building off of Level 401, students will evolve from game-based play to narrative play. They will explore a handful of core forms that help develop the single world nature of Narrative Long-Form. Students will learn how to create a world, develop characters, and perform stories over a series of scenes. Prerequisite: Level 401 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session 


Improv 601: Free-Form

Ready to take your improv to the next level? Now that you have the tools of Short-Form and Long-Form, let’s put them all together. Free-Form is built on the concept of “follow the funny” and proposes that every single moment, beat, line and movement in a show can be deconstructed and used to lead you to the next scene. During this exploration and deconstruction, a language and pattern are established that help define form where previously there was no form. We'll review the tools that will enable performers to create a unique Fre-Form performing experience every time you hit the stage. Prerequisite: Level 501 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Musical Improv 101

Learn the basic concepts and tools to make up songs completely on the spot. Students will participate in exercises that encourage you to thinking on your feet, as well as understanding the mechanics of song creation. Students will sing solos, duets, and full blown ensemble numbers confidently in their own voices. No singing experience necessary. Classes will be accompanied by a musician. 

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Musical Improv 201

Building off of Musical Improv 101, students will focus on how to heighten their scene work through genre. The instructors will guide the class on how to recognize different musical genres from Broadway, Oldies, Hip-Hop, and more! Prerequisite: Musical Improv 101 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Musical Improv 301

Building off of Musical Improv 201, students will begin to explore musical Long-Form. Working off of one suggestion, students will create a montage of scenes that vary in musicality and storylines, but are still all related to each other by theme. Prerequisite: Improv 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Musical Improv 401

Building off of Musical Improv 301, students will dive into Narrative Musical Long-Form. Using FST’s popular When X Meets Y format, students will tell a story through scenes and music that begin to resemble a full-length musical. Prerequisite: Musical Improv 301 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Musical Improv 501

Building off of Musical Improv 301, students will dive into Narrative Musical Long-Form. Using FST’s popular When X Meets Y format, students will tell a story through scenes and music that begin to resemble a full-length musical. Prerequisite: Musical Improv 301 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Forever Improv

Do you enjoy the games played on "Whose Line is it Anyway?" or at our Saturday night FST Improv shows? Then this class is for you. Forever Improv focuses on playing and perfecting the high energy improv games that you love to watch and play. Every session will focus on different games so no two sessions will ever be the same. Prerequisite: Level 201 or equivalent experience.

Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv For Everyone

Discover how improv comedy techniques can help transform every area of your life — personal or professional! Learn the philosophy of “Yes, and …,”  an improvisational skill guaranteed to help improve relationships both on and off the stage. Have fun and make discoveries through fast-paced improv games, all while building effective communication skills, discovering new perspectives, and unleashing your creative side. Actors and non-actors of all levels welcome! 
 
Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv For Life

Do you ever get nervous when you have to speak in front of people? Do you want to be better prepared for your next interview? Improv for Life teaches the skills of improvisation for the non-actor. Learn how to express yourself more confidently, listen better, and be more present in a workshop that will be equally informative and fun.
 
Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Improv Academy

Have you taken all of our improv classes and still can’t get enough? This class is for the advanced improv student who has been through all FST classes or has similar experience. Students will be led through advanced exercises and techniques designed to refine their skills as they step towards becoming professional improv performers. Prerequisite: Improv 601 or equivalent experience.
 
Fee:$199/ 8-week session


Directing Improv

Learn how to be an effective Improv Director and Coach. Students will look at how to successfully implement a vision for a veteran ensemble or a group of new improvisers by breaking down every aspect of the directing process — from auditions and rehearsals to notes. Every student will step away with ready-to-implement tools that they can put in to use in their rehearsals immediately.
 
Fee:$199/ 8-week session

Whether you like your snacks salted, roasted, or shelled, you’ll have a delicious time at MIXED NUTS, presented by FST School: Adults! MIXED NUTS is a tasty combination of acting, improv, sketch, cabaret, playwriting, and other creative concoctions conjured up by our students, apprentices, and instructors. Experimental, original, and a whole lot of fun, MIXED NUTS will flavor your Friday night with a variety of entertainment!


UPCOMING DATES
Friday, October 4 at 7:30PM in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre.
Monday, November 11 at 7:30PM in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre.
Sunday, November 15 at 7:30PM in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre.
Friday, December 6 at 7:30PM in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre.

SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are accepted at any time. The dates of available shows will be included in the submission form, so be sure to specify which dates you can perform. Fill out the form online here.

TICKETS
You can get tickets to Mixed Nuts here, just select the date and purchase online or call the box office. Send this link to your friends and family so they can check out your work. Purchase tickets here. 

VIDEOS
Miss a performance? Check out the videos of previous Mixed Nuts at our YouTube Playlist! Feel free to share your video on social media. Watch the Mixed Nuts Playlist here.

 
Payment Policy

A $75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required in order to register. The balance will be due 1 month prior to the start of the session.  If your balance in not received by the due date, your registration will default. At that time, we will notify you and open the spot to other interested students. If you have to withdraw after classes have begun, NO REFUND will be given. You may enroll online by paying in full (the first $75 is NON-REFUNDABLE). To register with your $75 deposit, send an email to Pamela Smith. You will be contacted directly.

Please Note: If you are registering for multiple sessions online, please complete a separate transaction for each session. During the ticketing session, your class may be referred to as a performance. This is normal - please continue. If you do not receive a confirmation email or phone call within 48 hours, contact us directly at (941) 366-1350 to verify your enrollment.

If you have any problems registering, don't hesitate to contact our Education Administrator Pamela Smith directly at (941) 366-1350.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

The programs at Florida Studio Theatre are available to everyone. Scholarships and financial aid are available based upon financial need. For a scholarship application please contact:

Pamela Smith  |  Education Administrator
[email protected]
(941) 366-1350