In its 27th year, Troupe in a Trunk is an outreach program that exposes young students to theatre and stimulates their imaginations by bringing live performances to Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County elementary schools. With a minimum of set pieces, costumes and makeup,“Troupe” encourages students to use their creativity as a learning tool … by engaging senses not ordinarily utilized.

Before each performance, the theatre provides teachers with materials related to the play. The teachers and students have the opportunity for discussion before or after the performance, building a bridge to the performing arts. Each school is also asked to assess and evaluate the performances in an effort to improve future productions.

Every spring TROUPE IN A TRUNK brings their show to approximately 9,600 area students free of charge.

Call 941-486-8679 for additional information and to schedule “Troupe” to come to your school!

DEC 4, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, Kelly Duyn, is looking for four to six adults to join the cast!

Actors unable to come to auditions on this date, may schedule a private audition by calling 941-486-8679.

Troupe’s goal is to tell a story and teach a larger life lesson through humor and audience participation. Interested?

Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear to the auditions. Rehearsals and performances take place during daytime hours. Questions? Contact Kelly at 941-486-8679 or