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Submitted by James Kassees


Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens

"The Blurred Line Between Humor and Heartbreak:
A Playwriting Workshop"

With Hermitage Fellow
Halley Feiffer

Presented in Partnership with 
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and 
The Players Centre

Thursday, October 5 @ 6pm

Selby Gardens Downtown Campus

Entrance at 1534 Mound St, Sarasota, FL 34236



                                                                         SAPS DIRECTOR’S TEAM

Artistic Director, Steve Black, has begun setting up a group of SAPS members who are interested in directing SAPS readings.  Jenny Aldrich, Joanie Anton, Sue Bachman, James Kassees, Eric Leventhal, Jill Schroeder and Jan Wallace are currently available to be called to direct a SAPS play.  If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Steve and he will send you the information regarding how the process works.



The Festival will be staged at the Cook Theatre, Asolo/FSU Performing Arts Center, January 11-14, 2024.


Best Play: $500 Award  •  Runner-up: $300 Award

Deadline — Completed Entry Form, uploaded script (and fee, if required) must be received by October 21, 2023. 


Steve Black Directing Workshop

3 week class – Saturday, September 23; Saturday, September 30 and Saturday, October 7 Noon to 1:30 PM COST: $60 (for all three sessions)

Lemon Bay Playhouse 96 W. Dearborn St. Englewood, FL A

Guide for New and Experienced Directors Three workshops focused on the work of a theatre director. An easy-to-use guide for directing live theatre. In three workshops we will explore where the director begins, each of the steps for a director to follow, the individual touch each director has to offer and best practices for how to work with the actors you have cast and the entire company working on the project.

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