• Playbill

    2022 SaraSolo SpringFest

    March 23-27

    In the Black Box Theater at New College of Florida

    SaraSolo Co-founders

    Artistic Director Ann Morrison

    Managing Director Blake Walton

    Our heartfelt thanks go out to our patrons, sponsors, staff, volunteers and supporters who have enjoyed the SaraSolo Festivals over the past 8 years!

    Thank You to

    Our Community Partners

    SaraSolo Productions

    Board of Directors 

    Jan Docking, President

    Edward Scully, Secretary

    Patty Snyder-Atkins, Treasurer

    Carol Wolf

    Steve Patmagrian

    Katherine Michelle Tanner

    Ann Morrison

    Blake Walton

    Gotta Van Productions, Inc. is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-HELP-FLA) or from the website: www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. One hundred percent (100%) of each contribution is received by Gotta Van Productions, Inc. Registration #CH-41957

    The 2022 SaraSolo SpringFest

    is dedicated in loving memory of

    David A. Coyle (1941-2021)

    SaraSolo Co-founder, and first Board President

    David is pictured on the porch of our first Festival home

    The Historic Crocker Memorial Church

    2022 SpringFest Company

    Ann Morrison, Artistic Director

    Blake Walton, Managing Director

    Steve Patmagrian, Technical Director

    Tim O'Donnell, Black Box Theatre 

    Production Manager/Technical Director

    Audrey Dixon, Stage Manager

    Susan Jones Manino, Box Office

    Thank you New College Of Florida

    Meet our

    2022 SpringFest

    Solo Artists

    Angela Bond

    TENNESSEE PSALMS

    Written and adapted by Angela Bond

    Directed by Vickie Daignault

    Angela Bond has been performing professionally for over 40 years. Now residing in Bradenton, she grew up in North Carolina. Her mother was from Tennessee, her father was from Virginia, and her southern roots run deep. Experience includes Broadway, regional, and Europe plus a smattering of TV and film.

    Zach Wegner

    THE YOUTHFUL ADVENTURES OF DAMON DUKIRK

    Written by Kieran Carroll

    Directed by Stephen Cedars

    Zach Wegner recently appeared in WORSE THAN TIGERS and RAW PASTA at The New Ohio directed by Jaclyn Biskup, THE GLASS MENAGERIE with The Hypocrites in Chicago and Joe Orton's LOOT at The Westport Country Playhouse. New York: GOD STEELING (Theater 54), HOT STEAMS directed by Jaclyn Biskup (45 Bleecker & NY Fringe), ORGANIC SHRAPNEL (Theater 54) THE OTHER DAY (The Robert Moss), THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL (45 Bleecker), RICH BOYFRIEND (The New Group), Harold Pinter’s A SLIGHT ACHE and THE LOVER (Cellar Door). Regional: THE OTHER DAY (Pilsen), THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (Bristol Riverside), NEVER THE SINNER (TheatreWorks). Television: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." A graduate of The School at Steppenwolf, The British American Drama Academy and is often found at HB Studio. https://zachwegner.com/

    Sharon Ohrenstein

    RHAPSODY FOR GOLDA

    Book and Lyrics by Sharon Ohrenstein

    Music, Music Direction, and Accompaniment by David Ohrenstein

    Directed by Blake Walton

    Sharon is thrilled to be back with SaraSolo. She began performing leading and featured roles in musicals and operettas, then traveled with husband David to New York, Ontario and Florida with the Fabulous Ohs concert duo. Her great love is writing for the musical stage – new works include RHAPSODY FOR GOLDA, ELIZABETH OF RUSSIA, THREE QUEENS and the opera PATRA. http://dsoworks.com/

    Douglas S. Hall

    SEA WALL and an afterward

    Written by Simon Stephens (Sea Wall), Curated by Douglas S. Hall (and an afterward)

    Directed by Michole Biancosino

    Douglas Hall is an actor, director, and teacher. Acting credits include Red Velvet (Pierre) at freeFall Theatre and the webseries Precious Cargo (Lionel). He was a faculty member at CAP 21/NYU for ten years and is currently on faculty at the University of South Florida where he is head of Musical Theatre and directs the Theatre in Paris program.

    SoloSynergy

    THE BRIDGE

    Bridging the "Age Friendly" community of Sarasota with Carrie Mills and her VPA program at Booker Middle School

    We developed a powerful inter-generational education outreach program that gives 2 groups a needed, larger voice in the world. Middle school children and adults aged 60+ often feel lonely and lost. The Bridge brings these groups together to share their stories, mentor each other and build positive outlooks and relationships. The program finishes with a final performance which for some is the most rewarding aspect as they now relate to friends, family, and the community in a variety of monologues that remind that there are more commonalities than differences between the 2 generations.

    SoloSynergy

    O SOLO ME O

    A solo theatre development workshop for Booker High School Juniors in the Visual and Performing Arts program

    Ann Morrison and Blake Walton bring their solo performance workshop “SoloSynergy” to Sunny D Smith’s level III theatre students as a means to finding self-expression in writing and performing a personal story. Taking many forms including performance art, dance and movement, monologue, stand-up, fictional narrative, and cabaret, the 20-24 students write autobiographical pieces or a fictionalized aspect of themselves and some write something for another student to perform. Almost all the pieces are directed by a fellow student and all are presented in a final performance with an audience.

    The Solo is an ongoing series of adult education workshops, coaching, consultation, and master classes lead by

    Ann Morrison and Blake Walton

    SaraSolo is made possible through generous gifts from

    Carolyn Michel

    Phillis A. Gerber, Cherie Willard, Michael Bille

           Candy Carstensen, Patricia Davidson 

    James Griffith

    Amy Goldman, Robert E. Turroff