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 Monday, Sept. 27, 2021
SESSION TWO: Beginning Monday, November 29, 2021
SESSION THREE: Beginning Monday, February 3, 2022
SESSION FOUR: Beginning Monday, April 11, 2022
SESSION FIVE: Beginning Monday, June 13, 2022


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

 

Saturdays 

Improv Drop-in! *In-Person  |  3-5PM, $15 per class  |  ENROLL

 

STARTING SEPTEMBER 27

Mondays

FST Masterclass *Online | 11-12:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Improv for Everybody *In-Person | 2-3:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Playwriting 301 *Online | 2-4PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Flying Solo *Online | 4-6PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Playwriting 101 *Online | 4-6PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Acting 301 *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Musical Improv *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Tuesdays

No Fear Shakespeare *Online | 11-12:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Comedy Academy *In-Person | 6-8PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Page to Stage *In-Person | 2-3:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Acting 101 *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Acting 401 *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Improv 601 *In-Person | 8-10PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Wednesdays

Improv 501 *In-Person | 6-8PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Acting 201 *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21)

Comedic Storytelling *Online | 8-10PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

 

Thursdays

Improv 301 *In-Person | 6-8PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Flying Solo *In-Person | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21)

Improv 201 *In-Person | 8-10PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

Sketch Comedy Writing 101 *Online | 7-9PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

 

STARTING OCTOBER 2

Saturdays 

Improv Drop-in! *In-Person  |  3-5PM, $15 per class  |  ENROLL

 

STARTING OCTOBER 6

Wednesdays

Reader's Circle *Online | 12:30-3PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $199/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $249/8-week session (starting 9/21) 

 

STARTING OCTOBER 25

Mondays

Spoken Memoir *Online | 11-12:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Improv for Everybody *In-Person | 2-3:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Tuesdays

No Fear Shakespeare *Online | 11-12:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

Page to Stage *In-Person | 2-3:30PM |  ENROLL
Early Bird: $99/4-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $149/4-week session (starting 9/21) 

 

VARIOUS DATES AND TIMES

Behind The Scenes | ENROLL
Early Bird: $149/8-week session (enroll by 9/20)  
Regular Price: $199/8-week session (starting 9/21)


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

THEATRE WRITING

Comedic Storytelling 101-201
Playwriting 101-301
Sketch Comedy Writing 101-301

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

OTHER CLASS OFFERINGS

Singing For The Cabaret
Movement & Dance Drop-In

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.

NEW! Scholarship Fund for Front Line Workers

The Florida Studio Theatre School is giving back to the community by offering full scholarships to front line workers (hospital doctors and nurses, teachers, police, firefighters, and EMTs) and their families. Interested and qualified individuals and families are invited to call FST’s Education Department at 941.366.1350 for more information or click the links above to submit an application.


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.

 

Your Safety is Our Top Priority.

Here is a list of the actions we’re taking to make sure your theatre experience is both safe and enjoyable.

These are our current safety guidelines. They will be updated in accordance with changes in recommendations by the CDC.​

Masks - The CDC recommends a mask or facial covering for all regardless of vaccination status. FST is highly recommending that masks be worn when indoors at FST. Students are asked to wear a mask while on FST’s campus. 

Air Filters - We have installed MERV13 filters on all of our campus A/C units. These are rated to trap virus carriers and are the standard for all public facilities. 

Rigorous Disinfecting and Sanitizing – We’re scheduling disinfecting and sanitizing into our class schedule and making it part of our messaging as well.