Donations ended on 5/31/2017 12:00:00 PM
With Dog Days Theatre, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory will produce two plays each summer to meet the demonstrated interests of the Sarasota community AND expand upon the training opportunities provided to our students. The project will not only satisfy the demand this community has for professional theatre during the summer months (a demand that increases as the number of year round residents expands); it will also take the Conservatory to the next level by adding a new production component that increases by 50% the opportunities provided to the 36 artists who have chosen to come here from around the world to study with our program; it will provide work for the professional actors, directors and designers living in this region; and it will add a valuable component to Sarasota’s vital arts scene.
By using a combination of professional actors and our student actors, and by using the skills of professional directors and designers, our new theatre company will present quality professional productions in Sarasota during the summer months. We will present contemporary plays that are literate, intelligent and entertaining enough to provide this town with the kind of material that is best enjoyed in the dog days of the summer.
The costs of producing theatre, particularly starting a new theatre company, are considerable. Help us reach our $5,000 goal, which will greatly assist in covering the costs of paying actors, designers and crew, and for the scenery, costumes and other production expenses!