Florida Shakespeare Theatre

The mission of the Florida Shakespeare Theatre (FST) is to provide the South Florida community with classical and contemporary theatrical productions of artistic excellence. FST hopes to challenge our multi-cultural audience with innovative productions that entertain as well as confront today's issues and ideas.

By emphasizing nontraditional casting and employing the best of our local creative force, FST endeavors to meet the needs of our diverse community. FST is committed to the enrichment of the local actor, director, designer, and technician - providing them the opportunity of achieving artistic acclaim in this region.

FST believes the future of theatre can only be assured by the development of young audiences. Therefore, FST's in-house mainstage and in-school touring educational programs are major components of the theatre. Furthermore, FST welcomes the opportunity to address some of the needs in our community though special programs for at-risk youth, as well as supporting as many worthy causes as possible through our theatrical productions.

The specific goals of the FST educational programs include teaching students to listen, to discern and to think both critically and creatively; increasing each students cultural awareness and building self-esteem by being involved with quality theatrical presentations that educate as well as entertain; and enriching the spirit, provoking the intellect and expanding life experiences of students who come from the diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds that make our community so vibrant and dynamic.

Rose McVeigh and
Michael Gioia in

Death and the Maiden

Kim Ostrenko and
Blaine Dunham in

Romeo and Juliet

The History

The Biltimore Hotel: The Venue

The Season and History of Productions

Key Theatre Personnel and the Board of Directors

Educational Programming

The Chair Patron Campaign

Media Release: New Artistic Director

Article in The Miami Herald

Florida Shakespeare Theatre is a non-profit 501(3)(c) tax-exempt corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Copyright © 1995-97, Florida Shakespeare Theatre --- updated 16 February 1997
The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 U.S.A.
Box Office: (305) 446-1119 --- Administrative Offices: (305) 446-1116
Facsimile: (305) 445-8645 --- Internet: theatre@afn.org
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