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Asolo Rep On Tour

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Presented by Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, Asolo Rep On Tour creates innovative and accessible 45-minute adaptations of classic literature that travel into communities and schools throughout the state of Florida. We develop theatrical experiences and supporting materials that are exciting and responsive to audiences. 

Asolo Rep On Tour holds surprises for all! These performances serve as introduction to live theatre for first-time audiences and still bring a new perspective of a story for seasoned theatre-goers. Join us as we connect with communities and celebrate modern magic in classic stories. 

Touring Schools and Communities Fall 2024

Asolo Repertory Theatre presents and FSU/Asolo Conservatory Production of

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by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Gaby Rodriguez

Directed by Benjamin Ernest-Abraham

Touring Dates: September 30-December 11


As tje summer draws to a close, tensions are high amongst the counselors and campers of Camp Messina. The intrepid (and self-appointed) Counselors-in-training, led by Dogberry, are on high alert. As star counselors Benedick, Claudio, and the beloved camp director, Don Pedro, return from roughing it in the woods, they must renegotiate their place back at camp. While junior counselors Hero and Claudio immediately fall in love, quick-witted Benedick and Beatrice need a matchmaker's push--but their relationship and reintegration into Camp Messina are jeopardized by dastardly Don John and his henchmen's villainous misinformation schemes. Fall in love with this uproarious, witty, and charming story, designed to connect communities through Shakespeare. 

Interested in bringing the Asolo Rep On Tour to your school/community? 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Does my venue work for this tour? Space and Touring Requirements


  • Each venue should appoint a contact person who will be the main liaison for Asolo Rep On Tour Artists. There will always need to be a person from the venue available during load-in/load-out to be a main point of contact. 
  • Space Requirements: Performance can be held indoors or outdoors. 
  • Needed:
    • 25ft. wide x 25 ft. deep playing space that is cleared, cleaned, and swept the day of the performance.
    • Clean and accessible accomodations for company including dressing rooms, private restrooms, and a place to secure personal items.
    • Light: While sound is provided by Asolo Rep, lighting is not. If being held outdoors or in a non-traditional space (like a gymnasium), please be sure to schedule for sunlight or provide overhead light. 
    • Air conditioning/shade: During outdoor performances, a space needs to be available that has air conditioning/shade and fans so that performers have a place to go so that they do not overheat. 

Load-in/Load-Out and Parking:

  • Needed:
    • Parking spaces for 2 15-passenger vans.
    • An easy way to pull-up vans and load-in set, costumes, and sound system. Instructions will be gathered during registration process.

Company needs: 

  • Please provide enough chairs in the backstage space for performers.
  • Please have water available for performers (especially for outdoor performances). Water fountains are ok.  


What does the On Tour experience look like?

  • A 45-minute, fast-paced performance, immediately followed by 15-minute post-show conversation with the cast (community performances only). 

  • Professionally staged with a small company (7-12 + stage manager). 

  • Designed with minimal technical requirements to be adaptable to a variety of venues. 

  • The show is framed to connect with a wide range of audiences and to reflect fun, excitement, and learning within live theatre. 

What does the On Tour experience include?

Production: a 45-minute, fast-paced and innovative outdoor theatrical experience, starring the third-year MFA students from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training 

Talkback with cast members and creative team directly after the performance for Community Performances.

Performance Guide that includes: 

  • Production Program information about the performance, cast, and creative team.  

  • Interactive Dramaturgy (contextual resources) about the story and the history around it that can be shared in class, or can be an at-home deep-dive. 

  • Learning Activities that are based in curriculum and can be experienced individually or with others.**  

Schools only: Performance and workshops that encourage deepening the experience for educators and students beyond the production and into the learning space.   **All learning activities are backed up with Florida State Standards. 

What does a tour performance cost?

Asolo Rep On Tour Performance Prices:

  • Non-Profit/School: $750 per performance
    • $350 per additional performance
  • For Profit: $1,000 per performance
    • $350 per additional performance


Who should experience this show?

Asolo Rep On Tour productions are designed to connect with school, university, and community audiences, and are recommended for grades 5 and up.  

  • For Students: On Tour is a cultural arts experience designed for students and brought into learning spaces. Students witness stories on the stage that reflect their own lives, and are given the tools to reflect, analyze, and learn. 

  • For Educators: These performances are curriculum focused arts engagement that supports multiple core subjects and provides opportunities for educators to challenge their students to think in new and creative ways about theatre and literature.  

  • For Communities & Families: On Tour is a fully-realized production that is cleverly designed to adapt to different venues, allowing the arts to come to your community and connect with patrons. 

Interested in bringing Shakespeare into your community?

Fall 2024 Title and Dates coming soon!

Click the button below to be contacted by an Education Department member. 

More Info

The Partnership: Asolo Rep and FSU/Asolo Conservatory 

In 2008, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training collaborated to launch a new Education & Engagement offering: an annual production designed specifically for school audiences. In 2010, the program was reconfigured as a touring production, with the goal of serving as many students as possible, especially those who might not otherwise have access to live theatre. In 2019 our annual educational tour brought Shakespeare to nine counties across Florida, with approximately 59 performances serving 15,000 students and community members. 

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, ranked as one of the top ten actor training programs in the country, has been Asolo Repertory Theatre’s partner for over 45 years. Twelve students a year are chosen to take part in the intense three-year training program, which combines high-caliber classroom work, guest artist workshops, and professional production experiences. In the third year of training, before joining Asolo Rep’s mainstage company as full-time members, Conservatory students take part in a touring production performed throughout the state for school groups and the general public. The program is not only an invaluable part of the sophisticated training offered by the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, it also represents the ongoing and ever-developing partnership between Asolo Rep and Florida State University. 

Learn more about the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.



Asolo Rep On Tour: A History

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Looking for Ithaca: An Odyssey

2022: Looking for Ithaca: An Odyssey

2021: Much Ado About Nothing

2020: A Midsummer Night's Dream (film)

2019: Romeo & Juliet

2018: The Tempest

2017: Julius Caesar

2016: Hamlet

2015: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Asolo Rep On Tour is made possible, in part, with support from: