Weekly Update from Asolo Rep

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Asolo Rep’s Save-A-Seat subscription event returns!

Save your seat for the 2023-24 season as an Asolo Rep Subscriber! Join us for a free event on Saturday June 24 from 10AM to 12PM where you can explore the Mertz Theatre, test out new seats and find your perfect spot for our 6-show subscription package starting at $165. Chat with our friendly staff, ask questions, and discover the perks of being a subscriber. Purchase your subscription on-site or just browse around. Don’t forget to check out the Cook Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training season too. Already a subscriber? Come reconnect and explore new seat options. Exciting times await!

Click here to RVSP to the Save-A-Seat event!

A generous gift in honor of departing duo

Maurice Richards and Jack Kesler, inducted into Asolo Rep’s Crystal Society for their remarkable $1 million+ gift, were dedicated to perpetuating the program rather than seeking recognition. Lifelong advocates of educational scholarships, they engaged in various roles at Asolo Rep, eventually becoming student sponsors for FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Their commitment reflects their unwavering dedication. Their dedication continues in spirit as this week, Asolo Rep received a generous gift from the estate of Maurice Richards/Jack Kesler. Their personal representatives Pam Hunt and Bob Tighe met with Linda and Michael to bestow the contribution.

Asolo Rep’s Ground Floor – New works coming

Officially launched in the 2019-20 season, Asolo Rep’s Ground Floor is a place for artists to try new stories, characters, and forms as well as a place for audiences to see promising work in some of its earliest stages. Specifically focused on amplifying untapped stories from Black, Indigenous, MENA, Latinx, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, disabled and neurodivergent playwrights and creators, this series also gives audience members a chance to glimpse the future of Asolo Rep programming. A mix of digital showings, readings, and workshop/experimental performances, these events promise to unlock the joy of imagination and the thrill of discovery for all adventurous theatergoers.

Keep an eye out for a new working coming June 30! Click here to learn more. 

Register today for Asolo Rep Creator Camp!


Get excited, everyone–Creator Camp is starting soon! This camp, created in collaboration with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, invites young artists with endless imaginations to tell stories and connect with each other through a variety of artistic mediums. From dance to drama, visual art to theatrical design, there are many opportunities for self expression, collaboration, and fun!Creator Camp runs from June 26-30 and is open to young artists ages 6-12. For more information, click here!



Thank you, Asolo Rep Donors!


That’s a wrap on another excellent Asolo Rep season. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve tapped our feet and leapt from our seats, and now it’s time to stand and applaud you, our donors. From our Angels and Director’s Society to our Co-Producers, Season Presenters and Board of Directors, Asolo Rep relies on the generous, passionate, and enduring support of its audience.

Under the peerless leadership of Michael Donald Edwards and Linda DiGabriele, we weathered the pandemic, and are now in phenomenal shape to enter a new era, building on the artistic excellence this community knows to expect on the Mertz Stage. We could not have done it without you. Let’s raise a glass to our past and to our future together. Thank you, Asolo Rep Donors for everything you do, and for all that you make possible.

Photo credit: Charlie Huisking


FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s 2023-24 Season

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated 2023-24 season, featuring two cherished classical works, a staple of modern drama and a play by a leading African American female playwright.

Audiences can expect a season filled with powerful performances and thought-provoking storytelling acted by the program’s talented second-year graduate students. This season will also showcase two shows in repertory, a thrilling new endeavor for the season.

Click here to learn more about the thrilling upcoming season.


Coming Soon:

Save-A-Seat: June 24

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