Programs

MARCH 2015

Florida School of the Arts presents “The Actors’ Project”

the actors' project
the actors' project

Florida School of the Arts students will take audiences on an entertaining and dynamic journey when they present “The Actors’ Project.” This year’s piece, “Anatomy of Gray,” will be performed in the studio theatre located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. The performances run March 26 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:30 p.m. The show is appropriate for most audiences.

FloArts instructor and play director Ed Kelly said the production will focus on the art of theatre and the art of storytelling. The play has a very minimalistic setting with few set pieces. “The actors are just moving through the space in an imaginary and creative way to make the various locations in the play come to life,” he said.

“The small stage brings the audience’s attention onto the actors, who must showcase their talents to carry the show.” While there will be superb lighting, sound design and costuming, the focus of the play will rest solely on the actors’ ability to sell their craft.

Set in the small town of Gray, Indiana in the 1880s, “Anatomy of Gray” tells the story of June Muldoon, whose father recently passed away. After writing a letter to God asking for a doctor to make sure no one ever dies again, her wish is seemingly granted when Galen P. Gray literally crashes into town. While the doctor helps the town’s ailments the best he can, the townspeople’s suspicions and closed-off perceptions create a tale of hilarious comedy as well as touching drama.

“The play is a nice balance of humor and drama,” said Kelly. “It’s a very intimate story about the judgments people make about subjects they don’t fully understand and having to overcome their prejudices. It’s a story of acceptance and is a metaphor for situations we encounter many times in the real world.”

The play features Michael Baker, Emily Blanton, Megan Lee, Briar Boggs, Kayla Allen, Marc Anthony Toro, Janae Donowa, Marielle Erskine and Cole Nowacki.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of St. Johns River State College and awards the two-year associate degree. The School serves the entire state of Florida and is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. For reservations, call 386-312-4300.



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Florida School of the Arts students Michael Baker and Megan Lee rehearse their roles as Dr. Galen P. Gray and Rebekah Muldoon in “Anatomy of Gray,” a play by Jim Leonard.  The show will be performed March 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the studio theatre located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. Admission is free. However, reservations are required due to limited seating.  The show is appropriate for most audiences.

Michael Baker and Megan Lee rehearse their roles as Dr. Galen P. Gray and Rebekah Muldoon in the Florida School of the Arts production of “Anatomy of Gray,” a play by Jim Leonard.  The show is appropriate for most audiences.