The scenic and costume shops at Asolo Rep are some of the very best I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Aside from each division being expertly helmed, the entire staff from the top down is extremely talented, precise to a fault and impeccable in the execution of their work. It's truly been a luxury to work with an organization so collectively dedicated to producing excellence.The company’s new scenic and prop shop facility would be the envy of virtually any theatrical producing organization. The spaciousness allows for multiple productions to spread out and be easily constructed at the same time. This – along with smaller but no less important aspects such as great organization, lighting and cleanliness – make this shop space a pleasure to use. —Tobin Ost, scenic designer for Bonnie & Clyde.
Each year, Asolo Repertory Theatre builds more than 20 sets and tens of thousands of prop pieces at its new Robert and Beverly Koski Production Center, one of the largest and best-equipped scenic production facilities in the state. The 45,000 square foot building houses scenery and production facilities, the theatre’s vast costume and prop collection as well as production staff offices and a rehearsal hall. The property, located at 1009 Tallevast Road, was purchased in 2009 through the combined gifts of Beverly Koski, Margot and Warren Coville, Herman and Sharon Frankel and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice
Asolo Rep’s expertise in its shops comes from decades of hands-on experience from the many craftsmen and craftswomen the center employs. With the number of production inquiries nearly tripling in the past year, the Koski Center is quickly becoming one of the top providers of stage fabrication in the country. Just some of the center’s diverse clients include: