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The Best: Playwright Dylan Jones (in the little grey hat), flanked by Johana Davila (at left) and Philip Troyer, Sara Logan and Sandra Musicante. (Photo by Tami Vaughan)

SIMPLY THE BEST: WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR TWELFTH ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The play hopefully titled THE BEST TEN MINUTES EVER turned out to be the judges’ pick for best script at Theatre Odyssey’s Twelfth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, held this past weekend May 4-6 at the Asolo Theatre. Written by Dylan Jones, the production featured Philip Troyer and Johana Davila as actors whose lives are thoroughly entangled… Read More


Theatre Odyssey's Tom Aposporos and Leona Collesano in Lou Bitterman Attorney at Law

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH MOM THIS MOTHER’S DAY – FUNDRAISER FOR “ON THE ROAD” AT THE STARLITE ROOM

Spend this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, with Theatre Odyssey and do something different for Mom. Treat your Mom to lunch at the Starlite Room, theatre lovers’ go-to place to see and be seen, followed by a matinee performance of four short plays. Theatre Odyssey’s latest initiative, “On the Road,” which brings theatre to those… Read More


PLAYS ANNOUNCED FOR THEATRE ODYSSEY’S TWELFTH ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

It’s time to get ready for Theatre Odyssey’s 12th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival! The Festival will be held May 4-6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & May 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Cook Theatre (Cook Theatre at FSU/Asolo Performing Arts) ALWAYS, drama by Stephen Cooper. We meet Vivian and Edward, as they discuss their future,… Read More


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


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