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  A Conversation With... Kate Alexander

Kate Alexander, Associate Director, Florida Studio Theater

Kate Alexander, Associate Director, Florida Studio Theater

Ms. Alexander is the Associate Director of Florida Studio Theater. In this capacity, she ministers to the artistic needs of the theatre and its many community and state educational programs. Ms. Alexander has created a vast Education Program, the FST Theatre School. Ms. Alexander has also pioneered an acting training method for children which serves as the foundation for the FST School, serving 600 children yearly. She has co-created the award-winning WRITE A PLAY program touching the lives of over 55,000 children annually and serving as a model for theatres throughout the nation and serving schools in China, Israel, Scotland and The United Federation of Russia. Ms. Alexander has also been a resident actress with Florida Studio Theatre for the past 20 years. Some of her leading roles were seen in the plays: The Goat, Filumena, Master Class, Three Tall Women, The Play About the Baby, and Golda's Balcony. Also a director, Ms. Alexander has directed numerous productions and premieres on the FST stages including I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, Shirley Valentine, Shotgun, The Miamians, Brooklyn Boy, The Exonerated, Wit, Proof, Lobby Hero, and Ten Unknowns.

Additionally, Ms. Alexander has developed programs for many organizations including the Ringling College of Art and Design, Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Carl Jung Society. Ms. Alexander has served on the Education Task Force and the Arts Advocacy Committee of the Sarasota Arts Council, the Non-Profit Resource Center and the steering committee for Celebrating our Differences, an international exhibit focused on tolerance. Ms. Alexander is the recipient of numerous acting, directing and public service awards, including FAER, She Knows Where She's Going Award (Girls, Inc.), The Woman of Light Award (Westcoast Center for Human Development), The Woman of Power Award, and the Sarasota County Arts Leadership Award. Most recently Ms. Alexander has co-authored the book The Animated Short, now in its second edition and was recently featured on a PBS special on the WRITE A PLAY program.

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