Conservatory Receives Grant from Community Foundation



The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training has announced that it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Muriel O'Neil Fund for the Performing Arts of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The grant will be used to replace the lighting system in the Cook Theatre with brand new, state-of-the-art, LED lights. The Jane B. Cook Theatre is a 161-seat black box theatre located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. It is a versatile performance space that is in use nearly 365 days a year. It is primarily occupied by the second-year Conservatory company, which presents three out of four productions in this space during the academic year. The space is also home to Dog Days Theatre during the summer. The Cook is available for rental at non-profit rates to such troupes as Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Odyssey Theatre Company and the Michigan Opera Theatre. Installation of the new equipment will take place before the opening of this year’s Conservatory production season, and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia will unfold under the glow of the new LED lighting. Arcadia runs October 31–November 18.

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training

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