Acting Apprentice

Florida Studio Theatre
Sarasota, FL 34236


Jill Zakrzewski

Job Details


Florida Studio Theatre, a professional Equity LORT D Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a quality non-Equity Acting Apprentices for the 2018-19 Season. 

The Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Program offer practical and educational training in a professional Theatre environment.  The weekly schedule varies, but will include classes, workshops, rehearsals and/or performances and each Apprentice will work a secondary duty in another area of the Theatre such as Box Office, Front of House or Education.  Apprentices may also serve on running crews and may earn EMC points by understudying appropriate Mainstage roles.  The purpose of the Acting Apprentice program is to help bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as professional actors.

There is no cost for the program.  Apprentices receive a stipend plus FST provides free furnished housing (including utilities).

Consideration for the Acting Apprentice Company requires an audition.  Once you have applied and been invited to audition, the audition requirement can be satisfied by submitting a video audition or by attending auditions in Sarasota.

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D Equity Regional Theatre has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973.  During its history, FST has grown into a theatre with an annual budget of over $6 million and over 35,000 subscribers a year, more than any theatre its size in the country, and third most of all TCG Theatres of any size.


FST operates five stages, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre and the 100 Bowne Lab Theatre.

To apply, please download the application from,
fill it out completely and return it via email with photo, acting resume, work resume and 2-3 letters of recommendation or references to:

Jill Zakrzewski
General Manager
Florida Studio Theatre
[email protected]


January 7, 2019 – May 26, 2019





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