The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for the training of actors, alongside Asolo Repertory Theatertoday announced two shows for their 2022-2023 season during a virtual event broadcast on

The season opens in November with STICK FLY (November 1-27, 2022), a thrilling comedy-drama from the playwright Lydia Diamond. This moving and heartfelt play about family, class and cultural expectations follows an affluent black American family as they spend a long weekend at their home in Martha’s Vineyard.

The Conservatory will close the season with william shakespearefirst major success of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (April 4-23, 2023). The classic comedy about the King of Navarre and his three courtiers who forgo the company of women is full of wit, romance, beautiful poetry and charming characters.

Two additional shows, scheduled to open in January and February 2023, will complete the season and will be selected by the new Director of the Conservatory, once appointed, after Greg Leamingretires in June 2022.

“It has been a great pleasure to lead the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and I am immensely proud of the progress our students have made and the quality of the productions we have staged during my long tenure,” said Leaming. “I’m thrilled to have a new director on board, and I think it’s important to allow that person to make the final decision on what the remaining two pieces of this dynamic season should be. In the tradition of the program, I can guarantee they will be chosen with special care for our sophomore actors and specifically tailored to their skill set.”

Subscriptions for the four-game season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Asolo Rep box office at 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, by phone at 941.351.8000 or 800.361.8388, or online at Single tickets will go on sale at a later date.



November 1 – 27, 2022

By Lydia Diamond

Stick Fly is a comedy-drama in which a wealthy black American family spends a long weekend at their home in Martha’s Vineyard. But mom’s MIA, dad’s bizarre behavior and newcomers to the family — the two brothers brought home dates for the first time — find themselves withered under the weight of family scrutiny and tensions. long hidden. Stick Fly is a moving and heartfelt piece about family, class and cultural expectations.


April 4 – 23, 2023

By william shakespeare

william shakespeareLove’s Labour’s first major comedy Lost is full of wit, romance and poetry. The King of Navarre and his three courtiers give up the company of women for a year to devote themselves to university studies, but the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies upsets everyone’s plans. Ultimately, courtiers and scholars alike realize that the only rational study of humanity is the study of love.


The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a famous three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts. For more than 45 years, tens of thousands of actors from across the continent have auditioned for admission. A maximum of 12 students are admitted each year. In their second year, students perform at the Cook Theatre, a 161-seat space designed to create an intimate experience for audiences and actors. Third-year students are seen on stage at the Mertz Theater working with Asolo Repertory Theaterprofessional actors in exciting and meaningful roles.

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