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 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.

 

SESSION 3

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 13

MONDAYS

Spoken Memoir | 11AM-1PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Acting Foundations | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Musical Improv 301 | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

TUESDAYS

Comedy Academy | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

The Actor's Workshop | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Improv For Everyone  |  2-3:30PM  |  ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

WEDNESDAYS

Reader’s Circle | 12:30-3PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $149/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Actor’s Studio | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Comedic Storytelling 301 | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Improv 501| 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

THURSDAYS

Brain Games | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Sketch Comedy Writing 101 *Online| 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

Improv 201: Finding the Funny | 7-9PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

SATURDAYS

Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation| 1-3PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $199/8-week session (Enroll by Feb 6)
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (Enroll after Feb 6)

 

BEGINNING MARCH 13

MONDAYS

Spoken Memoir | 11AM-1PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by Mar 6)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after Mar 6)

TUESDAYS

Improv For Everyone | 2-3:30PM| ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by Mar 6)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after Mar 6)

THURSDAYS

Brain Games | 2-3:30PM | ENROLL
Early Bird Price: $99/4-week session (Enroll by Mar 6)
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (Enroll after Mar 6)

 

SATURDAYS

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


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.