Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
The Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training or FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. The program is operated by Florida State University in conjunction with the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
|Dean||Dr. Sally E. McRorie|
The program was initiated by the Florida State University School of Theatre in Tallahassee in 1968 and moved to Sarasota five years later to establish a permanent relationship with the Asolo Repertory Theatre. It is currently housed in the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts, which is a multi-theater complex, located on The Ringling property which is managed by Florida State University http://www.ringling.org/
During the third year of the program, students are treated as company members of the Asolo Rep. Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to join the Actors' Equity Association.
In 2012, the program was named one of the top 25 drama schools in the world by The Hollywood Reporter.  At last listing by the U.S. News & World Report, it was ranked 6th among MFA Acting programs in the United States.
The program auditions 1200-1500 students annually in four locations. It accepts a maximum of 12 students per school year.
The season will be presented under the helm of Greg Leaming, who has been serving as the Associate Artistic Director for Asolo Repertory Theatre and Director of the Conservatory for the past seven years.
The season will be presented under the helm of Greg Leaming, who has been serving as the Associate Artistic Director for Asolo Repertory Theatre and Director of the Conservatory for the past six years. 
- The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Greg Leaming; October 26, 2010 - November 14, 2010
- Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute, directed by Barbara Redmond; January 4, 2011 - January 23, 2011
- The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Andrei Malaev-Babel; February 22, 2011 - March 13, 2011
- Tartuffe by Molière, directed by Wes Granthom; April 12, 2011 - May 1, 2011