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Asolo Rep Awarded $35,000 Season Sponsorship from The Exchange

Posted: September 15 / 2021

(SARASOTA, FL) – Asolo Repertory Theatre will receive a $35,000 grant from The Exchange in support of the 2021-2022 season. The grant represents the continuation of a longstanding relationship between the two Sarasota nonprofits.

“The Exchange has always shown such exceptional support for us,” said Asolo Rep Managing Director Linda DiGabriele. “As we emerge from these unprecedented times, we’re so grateful for the continued support of this Sarasota institution. We’re delighted that The Exchange is again thriving and helping us to thrive, too.”

The grant represents a return to The Exchange’s original 2021-2022 financial giving plan after temporarily suspending awards and scholarships in March of 2020. Since its inception in 1962, The Exchange has awarded $9 million dollars in support of local arts organizations.

After making major adjustments to its 2020-2021 season, including a series of outdoor performances, Asolo Rep is celebrating a return to indoor performances in 2021-2022. The season kicks off in November with the tribal love-rock musical Hair. Next up will be Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town, the new comedy Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl, and The Great Leap by Lauren Yee.

The season will also include the debut of the long-awaited musical Knoxville, based on James Agee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel A Death in the Family, as well as the explosive new play Eureka Day.

The season concludes in June with the highly anticipated new musical Hood, which rediscovers the renegade crusader Robin Hood and his Merry Band.


Dedicated to the support of Sarasota and Manatee counties' local arts community since its inception in 1962, The Exchange generates funding through the operation of a popular consignment store in downtown Sarasota. 



Entering its 63rd season, Asolo Repertory Theatre is recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in America and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. One of the few select theatres in the nation that performs in true rotating repertory, Asolo Rep’s highly skilled acting company and extensive craftsmanship bring to life this unique performance method that gives audiences the opportunity to see multiple productions in the span of a few days. Asolo Rep presents up to 10 productions each season including contemporary and classic works and provocative musical theatre experiences. A theatre district in and of itself, Asolo Rep is committed to expanding its reach into the community, furthering its collaboration with the best theatre artists working in the industry today and cultivating new artists through its affiliation with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and Managing Director Linda DiGabriele, Asolo Rep’s ambitious theatrical offerings and ground-breaking education and community programming engage audiences and ensure its lasting legacy for future generations.

Visit asolorep.org to learn more.