Kay Kipling is executive editor of Sarasota Magazine, where she has worked in one capacity or another for more than 30 years. (Yes, she’s seen a lot of changes.) She also acts as arts editor for the magazine, frequently interviewing local and national arts personalities as well as writing features on the performing and visual arts scene and online reviews of theater productions. A longtime member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the magazine’s theater critic, she spends untold nights in Sarasota’s many theaters every year and has served on numerous arts grant panels at both the state and local level. In her off time she enjoys reading, movies, nature walks and, all too seldom, the beach.


The New Movie 'Guy Friends,' by Longtime Sarasotan Jonathan Smith, Heads to Burns Court

The film was shot in New York and arrives here on May 31.

05/16/2024 By Kay Kipling


'Clowns Like Me' Is Back Before Heading to NYC

The one-man show starring Scott Ehrenpreis deals with mental health issues with a mix of hope, humor and heart.

05/15/2024 By Kay Kipling


The Squeaky Wheel Fringe Festival Returns to the Cook Theatre in June

A wide range of acts will entertain over a six-day fest.

05/14/2024 By Kay Kipling


The Verdict Is in on Asolo Rep's 'Twelve Angry Men'

A new musical version of the Reginald Rose play still packs a wallop.

05/13/2024 By Kay Kipling

Lost in Space

A New Exhibition at Sarasota Art Museum Takes Visitors on a Trip to the Stars

"The Truth of the Night Sky" is a collaboration between visual artist Anne Patterson and composer Patrick Harlin.

05/06/2024 By Kay Kipling


Urbanite Theatre's Westminster Is a Dark Comedy With Bite

The surprise gift of a canine reveals society's fault lines in this new play.

04/01/2024 By Kay Kipling


Megahit Hamilton Arrives in Sarasota with a Bang

The Lin-Manuel Miranda musical does not disappoint on its current tour.

03/28/2024 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep Dials up Some Changes With Dial M for Murder

The classic thriller offers some new attitudes along with an elaborate plot.

03/25/2024 By Kay Kipling

Curtain Up!

The Van Wezel Just Announced Its 2024-2025 Broadway Season, and It's a Doozy

One major highlight will be Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann.

03/17/2024 By Kay Kipling


Once Upon a Time in Florida Tells the Stories of Our State

You can meet the book's editor and writers March 15 at Selby Library.

03/07/2024 By Kay Kipling


WBTT's Long-Delayed World Premiere Musical 'Ruby' Takes the Stage

The show tells a complicated true story of a murder that shook one small Florida town 70 years ago.

03/05/2024 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Intimate Apparel Wears Well

Lynn Nottage's play about a Black seamstress striving to find love touches the heart.

03/04/2024 By Kay Kipling

Just in Time for Halloween

Our Favorite Stephen King TV and Movie Adaptations

More than 100 shows and films have been made from the Sarasota resident's books and stories. Here are 10 of our favorites.

10/18/2022 By Kay Kipling and Cooper Levey-Baker