Who We Are
Florida Rep Education
Florida Rep’s Education programs have grown exponentially in the past few seasons, and reach upwards of 35,000 young people and families each year. The department continues to educate, excite, and enlighten Southwest Florida audiences as our popular programs thrive and new ones take shape. The five programs that act as pillars of Florida Rep’s Educational Programming are: The Theatre for Young Audience Series, Camp Florida Rep, Conservatory Productions, Classes for Youth & Adults, and an In-School Residency Programming. Together these programs fulfill our mission by bringing theatre into schools in order to create a spark in students whether it be by seeing a performance or creating a connection to curriculum through arts integration, giving children and teens with more advanced-level interest an outlet for their creativity, and creating a community that creates dialogue with youth and adults with access to high-quality theatre.
EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT
Florida Rep’s Education Department is dedicated to enriching the lives of our young people and families throughout Southwest Florida with exceptional theatre experiences; Nurturing an appreciation for theatre in our students, audience, and community; Educating and engaging young people, new artists, and adults with the high standards of performing arts training including classes, internships, and volunteer opportunities; advocating for the arts and making them accessible to all; creating lasting relationships with community partners and artists; investing new efforts to expand and improve upon existing programming; inspiring greatness in a future generation of artists and art patrons.
2023-2024 PERFORMANCE INTERNS
Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional theatre company serving all of Southwest Florida. Our Interns tour the SWFL area to put on Theatre for Young Audiences at local schools. In addition, performance interns have the opportunity to perform in and/or understudy roles in our main stage productions.
SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION AT FLORIDA REP
Make a Difference in the Arts.
Make a Difference for a Child.
Make a Donation.
Since 1998, Florida Rep has been producing some of the finest theatre in the nation, and has set a standard for excellence in performing arts that is unmatched in its region. Florida Rep is committed to providing Southwest Florida with a first-rate cultural outlet that both entertains and challenges its audiences, and through education and outreach, invests in its future by cultivating an appreciation for the arts in the youngest members of the community.
Over 80,000 theatergoers see Florida Rep’s work every year, and the programming we bring into schools and classrooms impacts upwards of 35,000 young people. We have become an essential part of the cultural and economic profile of Southwest Florida, and thanks to recent national recognition in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Florida Rep is quickly becoming a player on the national stage.
Ticket revenue and notoriety alone are not enough to sustain Florida Rep. In order to continue to make the arts accessible to all, Florida Rep needs support from individuals like you. We know that in challenging economic times choosing to support us is not a decision you make lightly, and for that we thank you.
A contribution to Florida Rep Education is a contribution to the next generation of artists. By helping to ensure Florida Rep’s continued financial stability, you make an investment in the quality of life in your community.
Your donation will be used to provide summer camp scholarship, classes, tuition for a student in the Theatre Conservatory Program, or will allow us to bring a Theatre for Young Audiences tour directly to a school!
LEVELS OF GIVING
Every donation is appreciated. Donors may donate in any amount they choose, but here are some examples of what your money can do.
$115 will sponsor a camper for a 6-week class of their choosing
$235 will sponsor a young artist ages 8-18 in going to Atlanta for the Junior Theatre Festive
$325 will sponsor a young artist in our Conservatory Training
$475 will bring live theatre to 300 students at a Lee or Collier school in need
$415 will sponsor a camper for 2 weeks of Camp Florida Rep
$500 will provide 50 students the opportunity to attend a Florida Rep production
$600 will completely cover the cost of a class for a community in need through Florida
Florida Rep is forever grateful to our sponsors. Your company or organization can be added to this list! Donations upwards of $5,000 can be used to support an entire program, such as the Theatre for Young Audience Series which takes live theatre directly into schools!
For more information or to donate today click here or contact Jennifer Denike, Development Director at 239-332-4665 x 1540
The #REPresent board attends all of Florida Rep's Mainstage work and attends talk backs with the actors after each production. This board gives students a leadership opportunity within the community as well as providing inside experience in how a professional regional theatre is run from the ground up.