The FSU/Asolo Conservatory third year students will be the highlight of the 2014 Florida Theatre Conference being held in November in Gainesville, Florida. On November 5, the touring adaptation of Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, starring the entire FSU/Asolo Conservatory third year class, will be performed. This production, part of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and Asolo Repertory Theatre’s New Stages program, will ultimately tour throughout the state of Florida and will reach more than 15,000 students by the end of its run.
The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree. Only twelve students are chosen each year from the thousands who audition nationwide to work in a program that combines rigorous classroom training with guest artist workshops and professional production experience. Upon graduation, all students are eligible to join Actors’ Equity Association and enter the ranks of this country’s most highly regarded professional artists. Graduates of our program have appeared on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, in feature films and on television. The program was initiated by the Florida State University School of Theatre in Tallahassee in 1968 and moved to Sarasota five years later to establish a permanent relationship with the Asolo Repertory Theatre.