In The Schools

Florida Studio Theatre offers a variety of programs both during and after school. All programming is founded in FST’s proven theatre education methodology and integrates Florida Standards into innovative arts education.

This season’s programs include the 26th year of WRITE A PLAY, In-Class and After School Workshops, and ongoing classes at our downtown campus, individual schools, and community organizations.


We are proud to present the 26th year of the WRITE A PLAY program. WRITE A PLAY is a year-round comprehensive arts integration program with a unique blend of professional plays, exciting theatre experiences, and in-class workshops. Through participatory learning with a special emphasis on literacy, this program has developed an impressive record of success, reaching over 50,000 students annually.

This season’s subscription series includes:

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Kevin DelAguila, based on the book by Margery Williams
Begins September 27, 2016


Ready, Set, WRITE!!!
begins October 25, 2016



The Dragon vs. the Hiccups & other winning plays
by young playwrights
begins March 28, 2017


Productions are performed at our theatre in Downtown Sarasota, and also available to tour to your school. To read the touring brochure, click here.

For detailed descriptions and pricing please click here or contact Patrick A. Jackson, WRITE A PLAY Coordinator at 941-366-9797 or [email protected].


In addition to our WRITE A PLAY program, FST offers workshops taught by our professional Teaching Artists to integrate arts education into your classroom. Workshops are offered for students in grades Pre K-12 in a variety of disciplines. For more information on these workshops, please click here.

Workshops are available as one-day, three-day, and week-long residencies.

For detailed workshop descriptions contact Patrick A. Jackson, Education Artistic Associate, at 941-366-9797 or [email protected].

The Benefit of an Arts Education

Click here to read a bulletin from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Read about the benefits of theatre for the young

This NY Times blog post asks children how the arts has changed their lives

Learn about the impact of children's theatre