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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 47th year in 2021.

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!

For more information on membership and upcoming events: PatorDickAnderson@gmail.com or 941-504-4729


  • $35 Individual Guild
  • $75 Guilded Angel
  • $125 Guilded Angel Couple

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Guild membership dues can be paid online here.

Online Payments


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. Guild meetings are held 9:30am-10:20am. The Inside Asolo Rep program begins at 10:30am. 

  • Hair - November 18
  • Our Town - January 13
  • Knoxville - April 20
  • Hood - June 9


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Play Readers

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.

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!

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.