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Koski Center

Asolo Rep Scenic Studio

A full service, state-of-the art production facility, Asolo Rep Scenic Studio is fast becoming one of the top providers of custom scenic fabrication in the country. The facility provides scenery and properties construction for not only Asolo Repertory Theatre, but for numerous organizations including the Sarasota Opera and Ballet, Tampa’s Straz Center, Universal Studios, Broadway, television and film. The building also houses 8,000 square feet of properties which can be rented. Respected in the industry for high quality, fair pricing and professionalism, Asolo Rep Scenic Studio’s skilled designers and crew provide a full range of services to bring any production to life. The facility is located in the Robert and Beverly Koski Center, near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport at 1009 Tallevast Road in Sarasota, FL.


Asolo Rep’s expertise in its shops comes from decades of hands-on experience. Its diverse clients include:

  • Broadway

  • Universal Studios, Orlando, FL

  • The Old Globe, San Diego, CA

  • The film “Palmetto”

  • Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH

  • Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson and Phoenix, AZ

  • Tanglewood, Stockbridge, MA

  • San Jose Rep, San Jose, CA

  • Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL

  • Maltz Jupiter Theater, Jupiter, FL

  • Sarasota Opera

  • Sarasota Ballet

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL


Available services include:

  • Carpentry & Stage Craft

  • Metal Fabrication

  • Scenic Sculpting & Backdrop Painting

  • Project Management

  • Design Engineering Services

  • Scenic Electrification

  • Soft Goods & Traveler Track Systems

  • Custom draping, patternmaking and construction

  • Fabric modification and dyeing

  • Millinery

  • Custom beadwork, knitwear

“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, Noah Racey’s Pulse  and The Music Man

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The Koski Center includes the Ted and Jean Weiller Rehearsal Hall and the Joan Armour Mendell Scenic Studio. It was made possible through the cornerstone gifts of Beverly Koski, Herman and Sharon Frankel, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Warren and Margot Coville, James R. Chandler III, and Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A.