FSU/ASOLO CONSERVATORY FOR ACTOR TRAINING RECEIVES $7,500 GRANT FROM GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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FSU/ASOLO CONSERVATORY FOR ACTOR TRAINING RECEIVES $7,500 GRANT FROM GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

(SARASOTA, September 12, 2018) – The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announces that it is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant supports this season’s Shakespeare in the Gardens performance of As You Like It, which runs April 10-27, 2019. The grant will help transform Marie Selby Botanical Gardens into a theatre, complete with state-of-the-art lights, sound, costumes, and more.

“Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s support of Shakespeare in the Gardens is invaluable. It allows the Conservatory to increase the scope of its training program while bringing to our community a much loved theatrical event,” said Greg Leaming, Director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory.

Tickets for the third annual Shakespeare in the Gardens production may be purchased through the box office either online (www.asolorep.org), starting September 28, or by phone or in person (941.351.8000 or 5555 N Tamiami Trail), starting October 1.

ABOUT THE CONSERVATORY

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a celebrated three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree. For more than 40 years, tens of thousands of actors from across the continent have auditioned for admission. A maximum of 12 students are admitted each year. In their second year, the students perform in the Cook Theatre, a 161-seat space designed to create an intimate experience for the audience and actors. Third-year students are seen on the Mertz Stage working with the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s professional actors in exciting and significant roles.

For more information, visit www.asolorep.org/conservatory.

ABOUT GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of more than 700 families who have established charitable funds here, and we have invested over $280 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.

or call 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388

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