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The cast and director of "Amazing Grace" share the playwright's spotlight. Left to right: Chuck Conlon, Tami Vaughan, James Kassees, Letherio Jones, Luke Valadie, and director Preston Boyd. Photo by Richard DiSammartino.

Amazing Grace Continues to Inspire

The true story of an English slave trader whose life-changing experience inspired him to write the hymn “Amazing Grace” was the subject of the winning play in Theatre Odyssey’s Fifth Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival. Written by Luke Valadie of Saint Stephens Episcopal School, “Amazing Grace” was one of eight plays by local high school… Read More


Theatre Odyssey 2014 Ten-Minute Play Winner

Taking the show On the Road!

Theatre Odyssey is taking off on a new adventure! Our On the Road program will bring full productions of one-act plays to a growing community of retired theatre lovers along the gulf coast who are unable to get to the theatre. We are planning four productions in 2017, each with performances at three different retirement… Read More


Playwright workshop at the Hermitage

Some 20 local playwrights with a connection to Theatre Odyssey attended a workshop Nov. 15 by playwright Dipika Guha, author of “The Art of Gaman” and “The Mechanics of Love.” A visiting fellow of The Hermitage Artist Retreat, where the workshop was held, Ms Guha used Aristotle’s six elements of dramatic structure (plot, character, theme, language,… Read More


Video cover image for Arthur Kopit Event at Michael's on East October 30, 2016, hosted by Theatre Odyssey

LAST CALL FOR TICKETS: AN EVENING WITH ARTHUR KOPIT ON OCTOBER 30

Don’t miss out! Join us for a very special evening with renowned playwright  Join the Theatre Odyssey family for a delectable dinner on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Sarasota’s iconic Michael’s On East. Enjoy cocktails (open bar) and hors d’oeuvres from 5-6pm, with dinner served at 6pm. The event will benefit On The Road, Theatre Odyssey’s… Read More


Playwright Arthur Kopit

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR AN EVENING WITH ARTHUR KOPIT ON OCTOBER 30

Tickets are now available for An Evening with Arthur Kopit, an banquet honoring the playwright, presented by Theatre Odyssey. The dinner will be held Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Michael’s On East in Sarasota at 5pm. Cocktails (open bar) and hors d’oevres will be served from 5-6pm, with dinner served at 6pm. Tickets are $125. In addition to Mr. Kopit’s… Read More


Playwright Arthur Kopit

SAVE THE DATE: AN EVENING WITH ARTHUR KOPIT

Join Theatre Odyssey to meet and hear one of America’s great playwrights, Arthur Kopit, as he shares stories and wisdom to inspire the continuing work of area playwrights. Kopit is the author of such plays as “Indians”, “Phantom”, “Nine”, “Oh, Dad, Poor Dad”, “High Society” and “Wings”. He is a two-time Pulitzer finalist and a… Read More


Joshua Brin, left, and Nicole Cunningham, right, in Sylvia Reed's HANDS, directed by Seva Anthony. Photo by Cliff Roles. Winning play in Theatre Odyssey's 2016 Eleventh Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

THEATRE ODYSSEY ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Audience reaction proclaimed the Eleventh Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival the best season of short plays that Theatre Odyssey has produced. With this intense competition, Hands written by Sylvia Reed and directed by Seva Anthony, was deemed to be the Best Play. Clarinet Licks written by Fredric Sirasky and directed by Helen Holliday, was the Runner-up…. Read More


Theatre Odyssey Eleventh Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, Tenth Festival winner Arthur Keyser and Director Bob Trisolini featured on ABC Suncoast View May 2, 2016

TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL ON ABC SUNCOAST VIEW

Theatre Odyssey Board member and director, Bob Trisolini, and the 2015 Ten-Minute Play Festival Best Play winner, Arthur Keyser, took part in the Suncoast View, ABC, May 2, 2016. Keyser wrote a short play for the show’s cast to highlight Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Play Festival. The Ten-Minute Play Festival runs May 5, 6, 7 at… Read More


ELEVENTH FESTIVAL JUDGES ANNOUNCED

Managing Director of Theatre at the State College of Florida, Dean Anthony, award-winning director and playwright mentor, Carole Kleinberg, and Booker Visual & Performing Arts High School composer, playwright and lyricist, Scott Keys will adjudicate the eight new plays in Theatre Odyssey’s Eleventh Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. They will choose a Best Play and Runner-up…. Read More


April 2016 Issue of Scene Magazine Sarasota, featuring Theatre Odyssey's Ten-Minute Play Festival

Theatre Odyssey Featured in SCENE Magazine’s April Issue!

Theatre Odyssey is once again, honored and grateful to be featured in the April 2016 issue of Sarasota’s exclusive SCENE Magazine. In this enjoyable piece SCENE interviewed a few past Festival winning playwrights, along with SAP founder George Loukides and board President SueLynn. What a great way to share why the ten-minute format is so important and how our… Read More


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