The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has announced its two batches of season awards for local theatre.
LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET
Jason is proud to be associated with Scott Mann's original play LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET.
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF THE LAST OUT TEAM BEING INTERVIEWED BY TOM BROKAW FOR NBC (broadcast date Sun, 11/22/19)
Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends which price you are willing to pay. You've heard the war stories of the "first in." This is the untold story of the LAST OUT.
LAST OUT began its theatrical journey as a one-person show when former Green Beret, Scott Mann, was a student in Florida Studio Theatre's "Flying Solo" course. Working side by side with FST's Jason Cannon, Scott drew from both his experience as a Green Beret in combat and his training at FST to write and perform the play.
Scott is taking the play on the road in 2019 with a powerful cast and musical score that will consist of 100% veterans and military family members. This play, produced by The Heroes Journey, is intended to help civilians better understand the cost of combat to our veterans and their families, and to help warriors utilize the power of story to let go of their pain, healing the wounds of war.
LAST OUT had its world premiere on November 10 and will be touring through 2019. If you are interested in bringing this show to your community, visit LASTOUTPLAY.COM
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Jason is directing PINOCCHIO to open Florida Studio Theatre's 2019-20 Children's Theatre Season.
The world’s favorite little wooden boy comes to life like never before! This new, highly theatrical adaptation tells the story of the misbehaving puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Will Pinocchio be able to overcome his own naughtiness, resist temptation, and make his dream come true? Find out in this imaginative retelling of the classic tale that teaches valuable lessons about love, family, and what it means to be human.
PINOCCHIO by Greg Banks and based on the story by Carlo Collodi, will play Saturdays and select Sundays from October 12, 2019 - November 2, 2019 in FST's Keating Theatre. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the FST box office at (941) 366-9000.
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HANDLE WITH CARE
Jason is directing HANDLE WITH CARE, as part of Florida Studio Theatre's 2019-20 Winter Season.
A young woman from Israel, Ayelet, reluctantly joins her grandmother on a trip to the United States. Circumstances both absurd and tragic bring Ayelet, who has little command of the English language, together with Josh, a young American man who has little command of romance, on Christmas Eve. Is their inevitable love an accident…or is it destiny, generations in the making?
HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams with Hebrew written by Charlotte Cohn will play from December 11, 2019 - March 8, 2020 in FST's Keating Theatre. Subscriptions and single tickets are available online by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.
Jason is a member of FST IMPROV, the professional improvisational comedy troupe at Florida Studio Theatre.
FST IMPROV performs every Saturday at 7:30pm in the Bowne's Lab Theatre.
FST IMPROV also presents a wildly popular annual IMPROV FESTIVAL!