Gidion's Knot



Over the course of a 90-minute parent/teacher conference, a distraught mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the mother’s son, the teacher’s student, Gidion. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams will play from February 15, 2017 - March 5, 2017 in Bowne's Lab Theatre. Single Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 941-366-9000 or online by clicking the links.

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Gidion’s Knot is a poetic game of verbal chess between two women about breakdown in communications between children and the adults meant to nuture them and the thin line between bully and victim in schools. This play powerfully showcases challenges faced by children, their parents, and educators when a student commits suicide. The play features graphic discussion of violence, depiction of suicide, and very strong language. It is recommended only for informed, adult audiences. 




Director  |  Jason Cannon
Stage Manager  |  Stephen M. Ray, Jr.*
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Costume Designer  |  Adrienne Webber
Lighting Designer  |  Chris Baldwin


Corryn Fell  |  Kate Hampton*
Heather Clark  |  Katherine Michelle Tanner*

* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

KATE HAMPTON (Corryn Fell)  Broadway: The Best Man, The Deep Blue Sea. First National Tour: Spring Awakening. More NYC: The Master Builder (BAM), All My Sons (Roundabout), Over the River and Through the Woods. Regional: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Palm Beach Dramaworks), The Cocktail Hour, Social Security, Lend Me a Tenor (Florida Rep), The Ladies Man, Talley’s Folly, Absurd Person Singular (Peterborough Players), Fallen Angels, God of Carnage, Once in a Lifetime, Boeing Boeing, Pride and Prejudice, Expecting Isabel (Asolo Rep), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Humana Festival), Hard Times (Williamstown). TV: Bones, The Law & Order trifecta, Sex and the City. Husband: David Breitbarth.

KATHERINE MICHELLE TANNER (Heather Clark) Off Broadway and US Tour of her award winning performance in the one woman play The Amish Project. Regional Favorite Roles Include: Nora - A Doll’s House, Margaret in Charm,  Catherine - Proof, Ivy - August: Osage County, Catharine - Suddenly, Last Summer, Myrrah - Metamorphoses, Ophelia - Hamlet and Laura - The Glass Menagerie. Current Film she plays Mary in Waiting on Mary. Katherine has written three new musicals and her acclaimed new play Shakespeare’s Lovers. BA-St. Olaf College, MFA Acting - Asolo Theatre Conservatory. She is Artistic Director of Tree Fort Productions.

JASON CANNON (Director) is an Associate Artist at FST, where his responsibilities include directing, acting, New Play Development, and supervising the Acting Apprentice Program and Adult Education.  Most recently he directed Stalking the Bogeyman, Deck the Halls, Million Dollar Quartet, The Velveteen Rabbit, Last Rights, Relativity, My Name is Asher Lev, and Butler, and his performance as Ever Montgomery in Dancing Lessons garnered him “Best Actor of 2015” awards from both Sarasota Magazine and the Herald-Tribune.  He holds an MFA in Directing, an MA in Drama, and a BA in Theatre and English.  Proud member SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

STEPHEN M. RAY JR.  (Stage Manager) Regional Stage Management: 4000 Miles, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Around the World in 80 Days, 7 Homeless Mammoths..., The Amish Project, and more (all at American Stage); Relativity (Florida Studio Theatre); The Amish Project, Gidion’s Knot (Sheen Center, NYC); The Amish Project, The Whipping Man (Columbia Festival of the Arts). Assistant Stage Management: Assassins (freeFall Theatre). Stephen was also Assistant Production Manager for Stages Productions for 6 years.

BRUCE PRICE (Scenic Designer) joined the FST staff in 2002 as the Production Stage Manager. In 2004 Mr. Price was promoted to Production Manager. In the past 14 years Mr. Price has stage managed over 36 productions and over seen the technical aspects of over 100 productions here at FST. During his 30 years in theatre Mr. Price has designed sets, lights and costumes for dozens of productions. He designed the sets for FST’s productions of Deck The Halls!, The Velveteen Rabbit, Thurgood, My Name Is Asher Lev, and Relativity. In addition, Mr. Price has directed a number of Staged Readings and Children’s plays for FST. Mr. Price has a MFA in Directing from the University of Houston where he studied with Edward Albee, Jose Quintero, and Stewart Ostro. Mr. Price has worked regionally at The Alley Theatre and Stage Repertory Theatre both on stage and backstage. He has found his home here at FST.

ADRIENNE WEBBER  (Costume  Designer) is the current Florida Studio Theatre Costume Shop Manager.  She has designed and coordinated costumes for The Barter Theatre, The Barter Players, Chautauqua Opera, FSU MFA film and video program, FSU MFA acting program, Asolo Children’s tour program, Sarasota Players and Anna Maria Island Players. Her most recent designs were The Hound of the Baskervilles and Lady in Black for The Barter Theatre. She is happy to be back in Sarasota with her new FST family.

CHRIS BALDWIN  (Lighting Designer) is a Lighting Designer/Technician who’s been working throughout Tampa over the last four years. Most recently  designing Tartuffe and It’s a Wonderful Life at American Stage, Lillette Jenkins and Cash on Delivery at Ruth Eckerd Hall; he is a jack of all in lighting and has performed as Master Electrician, Programmer, or Lighting Grip on a multitude of productions and special events at venues such as Busch Gardens, The Home Shopping Network and Raymond James Stadium. This is Chris’ first show with Florida Studio Theatre and he is immensely excited for the opportunity to work with new artists and a fresh canvas to splash with color.



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