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FSU/Asolo Conservatory Receives $10,000 Grant

Published August 5, 2016
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Kelsey Petersen (MFA ’16) and Josh James (MFA ’16) in the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training’s production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” directed by Jonathan Epstein. Photo by Frank Atura

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, one of the top 10 actor training programs in the country, is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation. The grant will support the Conservatory’s upcoming production of Shakespeare in the Gardens: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the 2016-2017 season.

Shakespeare in the Gardens: A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed outdoors at the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota during the month of April 2017 and will feature the entire 2nd year MFA class at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory.

“A tropical, urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticulture displays and a Sarasota bay-front setting, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a world-class center for education, research and conservation.”

About Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

The Charles & Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida. The Foundation creates initiatives and awards grants in Sarasota and beyond in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment, and medical (research/resources). For further information, please contact Kelly Romanoff.