A fresh look at the timeless classic. Enter Sherwood Forest with legendary hero Robin Hood! Wielding a bow and arrow, Robin and his band of merry men join forces to stand up for what’s right. This swashbuckling tale of good and evil is full of action, trickery, disguises, swordfights, and plenty of help from the audience.
Robin Hood by Greg Banks will play EVERY SATURDAY beginning October 7, 2017. SUBSCRIBE NOW and see all 4 shows of the Children's Theatre series for ONLY $20! Single tickets are also on sale and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000.
Sponsored in part by Bank of America Client Foundation, Virginia White Clark Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Director | Jason Cannon
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
ScenicDesigner | Bruce Price
Lighting Designer | Bryce Benson
Costume Designer | Susanne Angermann
Marian, & others | Carey Blackburn
Sheriff of Nottingham, & others | Davion T. Brown
Little John, & others | Jon DeVries
Will Scarlett, Prince John, & others | Michael Fraser
Much, Friar Tuck | Kihresha Redmond
Robin Hood | J Vance
CAREY BLACKBURN (Nat, Soldier 2, Marian) is from Greensboro, NC and received her BFA in Musical Theatre from East Carolina University in May 2017. Trained in both Meisner and musical theatre techniques at ECU, she enjoys everything from Eugene O’Neill to Pasek and Paul. Some of her favorite roles performed include Young Woman in Machinal; Sally in Reefer Madness; and Alice in Closer. Her upcoming passion project is a health and fitness blog for performers called Triple Threat Fitness!
DAVION T. BROWN (Sheriff of Nottingham, King Richard) is a graduate from the University of Toledo with a BA in Theatre with a focus in acting. There he held a multitude of roles, the most noteworthy being in No Exit and The Laramie Project for which he received the Irene Ryan Award nomination for Best Male Actor. Professionally, Davion has held an assortment of iconic roles, including: George Murchison (A Raisin In the Sun), Macbeth (Macbeth), and Hamlet (Hamlet).
JON DEVRIES (Soldier 1, Servant, Little John, Alan) is proud to make his Florida Studio Theatre debut as a member of the acting apprentice company. His recent credits include The Glimmerglass Festival’s Oklahoma! and La bohème. Additionally, he has appeared onstage at the Howmet Playhouse, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, Calvin Theatre Company, and more. Jon has held administrative positions at the Goodman Theatre and The Glimmerglass Festival. He holds a BA in Theatre and Business from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
MICHAEL FRASER (Much’s Dad, Will Scarlett, Marian’s Dad, Prince John) is an Ohio University graduate and Acting Apprentice at Florida Studio Theatre. His favorite past roles include, Jason in Occupation: Dad; and Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross. With FST he’s performed in the family Improv show Just for Laughs, Animal Instincts as Dog, and is a cast member of FST Improv.
KIHRESHA REDMOND (Much, Friar Tuck)received her BFA in Acting at Ohio University. She is in her second year of being an acting apprentice here at FST. Last year she loved touring as a Playmaker, but now she is very excited to be in the action packed Robin Hood!
J VANCE (Robin Hood) is an Indiana native who recently graduated from Ball State University with his BFA in Acting. Some of his recent collegiate credits include Gov. Jack Slaton in Parade, as well as Ben Weeks in The Normal Heart. Feeling extremely fortunate to be here, Justin is a proud member of the acting apprentice company at Florida Studio Theatre.
JASON CANNON (Director) is an Associate Artist at FST, where his responsibilities include directing, teaching, New Play Development, and the Acting Apprentice Program. Shows directed at FST include: Doublewide, Burt & Me, The Dragon vs. the Hiccups, Gidion’s Knot, Stalking the Bogeyman, Million Dollar Quartet, The Velveteen Rabbit, Relativity, My Name is Asher Lev, and Butler (which earned Best Director nominations from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Creative Loafing). His performance as Ever Montgomery in Dancing Lessons garnered Best Actor of 2015 awards from both Sarasota Magazine and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is a seven-time Kevin Kline Award nominee and one time winner for Outstanding Leading Actor. He appears regularly with FST Improv, and is an alum of DirectorsLab Chicago, co-founder of the GreenHouse New Play Festival, co-founder and former Board President of the Professional Theatre Council of St. Louis, and former Producing Artistic Director of Ozark Actors Theatre. Proud member SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA. jasoncannon.biz
KELSEY PEAVYHOUSE (Stage Manager) holds a B.A. in Theatre from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. She served as a temporary apprentice of Tipping Point Theatre, and was the house manager for their production of Kalamazoo. Her experience with FST includes Older Than Dirt, Just For Laughs, When X Meets Y, and a myriad of shows with FST Improv. Previous SM credits include: Isle of Marvels (ASM); Reckless; Nickel+Dimed; The Addams Family; and Calendar Girls.
BRUCE PRICE (Scenic Designer) joined the FST staff in 2002 as the Production Stage Manager. In 2004, he was promoted to Production Manager. Over the past 15 years he has stage managed over 36 productions and overseen 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. Mr. Price has worked regionally at The Alley Theatre and Stage Repertory Theatre both on stage and backstage, but he has found his home here at FST.
SUSAN ANGERMANN (Costume Designer) began designing for Florida Studio Theatre in 1993 for the WRITE A PLAY production of The Emperor’s New Clothes. She has designed for the Mainstage, Stage III, Cabaret, and other WRITE A PLAY productions. Among recent productions are The Exonerated, Stalking the Bogeyman, Yesterday, Older Than Dirt, Piano Men, and Chapatti. It is great to be starting the season with this production of Robin Hood.
BRYCE BENSON (Lighting Designer) hails from Buford, Georgia, and is ecstatic to be a part of FST. He is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, where he studied lighting and directing. Previous lighting credits include The Blue Eyed Bettys (Florida Studio Theatre); The Skin of Our Teeth, and The 39 Steps (University of Georgia).
THOMAS KORP (Sound Designer) is a former FST intern. After his departure in 2013, he traveled abroad from 2014 - 2017 under Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as an onboard sound technician. Sound design credits include Burt & Me; Rich Girl; Talley’s Folly; The Columnist; In the Book Of; South Beach Babylon; The West Side Waltz; Freud’s Last Session; A Chorus Line; Spamalot. Mixing Credits: Next to Normal; Das Barbecu; Smokey Joe’s Café; The World Goes Round; Tango: Buenos Aires; We Will Rock You.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Barbara Weehsler (Stitcher), Kaori Torralva (Stitcher), Marina Shevelzon (Stitcher), and Linda Pirozzi (Stitcher)
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