Asolo Theater Inc

aka Asolo Repertory Theatre   |   Sarasota, FL   |  www.asolorep.org

Mission

The mission of Asolo Rep is to engage and inspire audiences through extraordinary theatrical experiences created with vision, passion, and artistry, and enhanced by deeply integrated education and community outreach programs.

Ruling year info

1987

Producing Artistic Director

Mr. Michael Donald Edwards

Main address

5555 N Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34243 USA

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EIN

59-2717909

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

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Artistic Programs

Building on more than 60 years of excellence, Asolo Rep's 2021-22 Season represents a return inside after meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The season features shows created by the highest caliber of theatre artists and produced with the upmost regard for the safety of our staff, artists, and audience. Asolo Rep begins with a show that has a message of hope and love for all: HAIR, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. The repertory season consists of Thornton Wilder’s revered classic OUR TOWN; the laugh-out-loud family farce GRAND HORIZONS by Bess Wohl; and Lauren Yee’s smart, feisty play about love and basketball, THE GREAT LEAP. In spring of 2022, Asolo Rep will produce the premiere of KNOXVILLE, based on James Agee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, with a book by Frank Galati, music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; and a new musical adventure: HOOD, book by Douglas Carter Beane, lyrics and music by Lewis Flinn.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each season, Asolo Rep provides access to powerful live theatre experiences for students across the entire state of Florida. The Student Series invites students from primarily within the community to see Broadway-quality performances at Asolo Rep; and BardWired (formerly Asolo Rep On Tour) takes a 45-minute theatrical adaptation of a classic work on the road, serving students middle/high school students at community venues throughout the state. This year's tour will be an adaptation of William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Both programs are enhanced with actor-led talkbacks, production guides, and virtual workshops produced by Asolo Rep.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

Asolo Rep’s mutually supportive partnership with FSU has fostered the Conservatory's development as one of the most unique programs of its kind in the country. Being based at Asolo Rep is the Conservatory's competitive advantage in attracting top talent. Twelve students are selected annually from over 1,000 applicants nationwide, and Asolo Rep works diligently to secure all funding for the Conservatory’s Student Fellowship and London-based study abroad programs. In addition to their classes, Conservatory students’ rigorous three-year program includes: understudy experience, backstage and front-of-house work for the mainstage company in their first year; a four-production season in the Cook Theatre in their second year followed by a six-week summer study program in London, and a regional tour in their third year prior to joining Asolo Rep’s mainstage company members, performing a variety of roles throughout the season.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Kaleidoscope is an umbrella of programs that use the performing arts to celebrate the unique voice and creative expression of neurodivergent individuals and individuals with disabilities. The program is designed to impact a broad audience, focusing on connecting individuals and communities via the performing arts. Through a combination of innovative arts experiences, the sharing of stories, and learning the techniques of theatre, Kaleidoscope examines what it means to be an artist and an individual. Since 1995, Asolo Rep has partnered with community organizations through the Kaleidoscope program in order to cultivate an environment of artistry, self-expression, and collaboration. With the help and participation of our larger community, we are extending the scope of how theatre is integrated into the education system, looking beyond performance and into theatrical application in the classroom.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2012

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2012

Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2012

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce 2012

League of Resident Theatres 2012

Theatre Communications Group 2012

Actor's Equity Association 2012

United Scenic Artists 2012

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County 2012

Manatee County Cultural Alliance 2012

Stage Directors and Choreographers 2012

National Endowment for the Arts - Partner 2011

Financials

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Asolo Theater Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carole Crosby

Volunteer

Term: 2020 - 2022

ROBERT BAER

RETIRED

BEVERLY BARTNER

THEATRICAL PRODUCER

ROBERT BARTNER

THEATRICAL PRODUCER

DAVID BAVAR

BAVAR PROPERTIES GROUP

SUSAN BUCK

RETIRED

JIM CHANDLER

ATTORNEY, BENDER, BENDER & CHANDLER

WARREN COVILLE

RETIRED

SUSAN DWECK

RETIRED

HERMAN FRANKEL

DEVELOPER/HOMEBUILDER

NONA HEASLIP

RETIRED

CAROLYN KEYSTONE

RETIRED

BEVERLY KOSKI

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

NANCY MARKLE

RETIRED

ELENOR MAXHEIM

RETIRED

WILLIAM SANDY

RETIRED

STEPHANIE SHAW

Sotheby's Premier Realty

EVA SLANE

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

MARY LOU WINNICK

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

MARGARET WISE

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

JOAN WOOD

RETIRED

ANN CHARTERS

RETIRED

LARRY HASPEL

Retired

CHARLIE HUISKING

Journalist

RUTH KREINDLER

Dedicated Volunteer

CAROLE CROSBY

Retired

PATRICIA ANDERSON

Asolo Rep Theatre Guild

MELANIE NATARAJAN

Water Management Executive

SCOTT MERRITT

PNC

RICHARD MCCULLOUGH

FSU

GERI YONOVER

RETIRED

JUDITH HOFMANN

RETIRED

JULES PRICE

Innovative Dining

JAIME DIDOMENICO

Cool Today

MARY BRAXTON-JOSEPH

Retired Journalist

DENNIS DIRKS

Retired Finance

GISELLE HUBERMAN

GBH Radio, Inc.

PAUL NELSON

Ohio University Dean, Retired

NIKKI SEDACCA

530 Burns Gallery

MARYSUE WECHSLER

Retired

JAMES FRAZIER

Dean, FSU College of Fine Arts

TERRY BRACKETT

Attorney (retired)

TERRANCE BURZYNSKI

Local Sales Manager, ABC-7 WWSB-TV

ANDREW ECONOMOS

Owner, Computer firm for TV & Radio Broadcasters (retired)

L'TANYA EVANS

Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs, The Out-of-Door Academy

GARY HEARD

Director, Private Wealth Advisor, BMO Harris Bank

MARK IRWIN

Market President, BB&T

WILLIAM VILLAFRANCO

Trustee, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

NANCY BOXILL-THOMPSON

Union Institute and University (retired)

DEBORAH FARRINGTON

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, StarVest Partners, L.P.

KATHLEEN FRANCE

Dedicated Volunteer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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