Learn and Share at Home

Van Wezel Offers Arts-Based Remote Learning Opportunities

Artworks Anywhere will include live streaming and on-demand recordings of learning activities.

04/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Huge Loss

Award-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies from Coronavirus Complications

The five-time Tony winner, a part-time Sarasota resident, died Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Arts Update

Van Wezel, WBTT and Sarasota Orchestra Announce Changes

More cancellations and rescheduling due to COVID-19.

03/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Asolo Rep Cancels Remainder of Season, and Other Arts-Related Closings News

All of our area's arts organizations are deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Art in the Time of Corona

At Urbanite Theatre, a one-night-only show with The Feast.

03/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reveals 2020-21 Season

The lineup was announced Monday at the annual Hush! Hush! reception for donors and sponsors.

03/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Rouses Spirits with Your Arms Too Short to Box with God

Gospel music helps tell the story of the life and death of Jesus in this seldom-seen show.

03/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Kunstler Makes A Strong Case

The play by Jeffrey Sweet recalls some of attorney William Kunstler's work in a compelling style.

02/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Next Case

Playwright Jeffrey Sweet Talks About His Play Kunstler, Now Onstage at Florida Studio Theatre

The controversial attorney William Kunstler gets a new look.

02/21/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dead Man's Cell Phone: For Whom the Bell Tolls

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory production of Sarah Ruhl's play mixes comic situations with deeper thoughts.

02/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Into the Breeches! Offers Some Fun and a Bit of Personal Growth

The play, set during World War II on the homefront, brings women to the fore.

02/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates Theater Grand Opening

WBTT's $8.7 million Heart & Soul capital campaign funded renovations to both buildings on its campus, as well as improvements to the parking lot and grounds.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Review

Leave Your Troubles Behind With Circus Sarasota 2020

From dogs to clowns to trapeze artistry, the show takes you to another, welcome place.

02/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

Black History Month

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Patterson Foundation Present ‘Voices’ Readings for Black History Month

The organizations will offer three free staged readings of a new one-act play called "Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, A Walk to Respect."

02/06/2020 By Staff

Unity Awards

Gabriel Ortiz Changes Young Lives Through the Power of Theater

“My life is about stories, tracing one point to the next. That’s what I say to my kids: ‘How do we take over our narratives?’”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Compelling American Son Forces Us to Live an American Nightmare

Christopher Demos-Brown's drama hits where it hurts most as a couple try to find their son.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Lifespan of a Fact Delivers a Taut, Timely Tale

This three-character show about a writer, an editor and a fact checker will make you laugh--and think.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Visits a Strange New World in The Nether

What would you do in a virtual reality world with no consequences?

01/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Sender: Chicago Blues for Millennials

Ike Holter's play about four flailing friends can be laceratingly funny--and heartbreaking.

01/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Lil & Louis Tells the True Story of Musicians Lil Hardin and Louis Armstrong

Local playwright Jo Morello explores the woman behind the legendary Louis in this play with music.

01/14/2020 By Kay Kipling