Asolo Rep Theatre Guild
Deepen your theatre experience.
From traveling play readings to backstage revelations by the creative artists to dinners that let you mingle with the cast and creative teams, the Asolo Rep Guild extends your experience in theatre beyond an evening’s entertainment. The Guild is one of the oldest auxiliary organizations serving a Sarasota arts institution, marking its 45th year in 2019.
Guild members volunteer their time and talents to support programs designed to provide members and the public with a greater understanding and appreciation of theatre. The goal of the Guild is to help preserve and promote Asolo Rep’s place in our community and help develop present and future audiences. In addition, Guild members enjoy a more personal benefit—building close, lasting relationships by joining with others who share the love of theatre. We encourage you to join us!
Inside Asolo Rep
Hear directly from the directors, performers, designers and other creative artists who produce the work you see on stage. These Wednesday and Thursday morning panel discussions give insight into the creative process and enhance your enjoyment of the performances.
Members of the Guild Play Readers take the excitement of live theater out to the community by presenting staged readings at libraries, residential complexes, and community centers. Most presenters are former professional and community theater actors and educators. The Play Readers Group also meets monthly to put on live readings of play scripts.
MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHETHER THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FRANKEL ANNEX OR THE COOK THEATRE.
- December 9: Harvey
- January 13: Over the River and Through the Woods
- February 10: God/Address Unknown
- March 9: Born Yesterday
- April 13: The Golden Age of Radio
The following readings are open to the public free of charge.
- December 3: Twist of the Dial (2:00 p.m. at the Fruitville Library)
- December 18: Coney Island Christmas (11:00 a.m. at the Selby Library)
- January 14: Send Me No Flowers (2:00 p.m at the Fruitville Library)
- January 18: Dixie Swim Club (10:00 a.m. at the Braden River Library)
- January 25: Dixie Swim Club (10 :00 a.m. at Palmetto Library)
Access To The Arts
The Guild is the founding sponsor of this Asolo Rep Education program that helps provide thousands of local students the opportunity to attend performances at a greatly reduced cost. Many of these young people are experiencing live theatre for the first time. Funds raised through Guild events support Asolo Rep’s school-based Access to the Arts programs.
Dine with the Cast & Crew Potluck Dinners
Every Asolo Rep production requires at least one 12-hour day from its actors and crew for a tech run-through. To break up this grueling marathon, Guilders potluck for them a sumptuous feast. Sitting across the table hearing stories about their lives in theatre brings the artists up close and personal. These events have become actor favorites!
Members will be notified of the time for the following dinners.
Dine with the Cast and Crew Dates
- January 7: Murder on the Orient Express
- January 21: Lifespan of a Fact
- February 11: Into the Breeches
- March 17: The Great Leap
- March 31: Knoxville
- May 5: Hood
- $35 Regular Individual Membership/$50 per couple
- $110 *Sustaining Level Membership/$125 per couple
- $135 *Patron Level Membership/$150 per couple
*At this level of membership, Asolo Rep bestows Cherubim Angel status, with all of the associated privileges.
Guild membership dues can be paid online here.
For more information on membership and upcoming events: [email protected] or 941-504-4729