The Exchange Awards Florida Studio Theatre $25,000 Grant for its Winter & Summer Cabaret Series

The Giving Coast

Photo from 'Wanderers' courtesy of Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is proud to announce that The Exchange has awarded the regional theatre a grant for $25,000, underwriting FST’s three-show Winter Cabaret Series and three-show Summer Cabaret Series. In March 2020, The Exchange had to temporarily halt its plans to award $250,000 in grants and scholarships to local arts organizations and students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, The Exchange has reopened its doors to the public and is returning to its original giving plan for 2021-2022, including its continued support of FST’s Cabaret program. Over the past 59 years, The Exchange has awarded more than $9 million in grants and scholarships.

“We serve almost 18,000 attendees through our Winter and Summer Cabaret Series," said Richard Hopkins, FST’s Producing Artistic Director. "This funding from The Exchange will strengthen our efforts to create valuable art and make it more accessible for even more people.” FST kicked off its Winter Cabaret Series—which this grant from The Exchange helps underwrite—on September 29 with The Wanderers, an all-new music revue honoring the dynamic harmony groups of the mid-20th century. Funds from The Exchange will also support FST’s two other Winter Cabaret productions—Friends in Low Places and the sixth edition of Laughing Matters—as well as the theatre’s three-show Summer Cabaret Series.

Photo from 'Wanderers' courtesy of Florida Studio Theatre

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