OUT@AsoloRep Tribute Fund for
Michael Donald Edwards

After 18 years as Producing Artistic Director of Asolo Repertory Theatre, Michael Donald Edwards will retire in June. Michael has brought energy, excitement and enormous creativity to Asolo Rep productions over his tenure, leaving us with happy memories of the exceptional shows he has produced.

OUT@AsoloRep was created by Michael Donald Edwards to bring the LGBTQ+ community together. The series has become one of the most successful subscription initiatives in Asolo Rep’s history.

Our subscription to the OUT series has provided us with more than reduced-priced tickets to the productions; we have been recognized for who we are and for our contributions to Asolo Rep. The OUT series has created an opportunity to see great live theatre, to socialize with other members of our community, and to view the productions through Michael’s gay lens.

We want to honor Michael and memorialize his leadership by making a contribution from all of us at OUT@AsoloRep to the theater in his name. We plan to present a check for the money we raise to Michael at our May 17, 2023 OUT night as a gift in support of the Koski Center Expansion Project. If we reach our $30,000 goal, OUT@AsoloRep will be recognized on lobby plaques in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts lobby and in the Koski Center.  OUT will also be recognized in the published Season Program Book for the 2023 – 2024 Season.

We ask that you please join other OUT subscribers who have already made lead gifts in his name and make a contribution.

Special thanks to our OUT leaders who are offering a $15,000 MATCH CHALLENGE for this tribute:

  • Joe Arena/Tom D’Eletto; Kimberly Bleach and Bank of America; Arthur Boyce & Louis DeCongelio; Jaime and Julie DiDomenico; Ed Folts; Donald Geikie/Rick Cardone; Richard Guenther & Ward Rinehart; Mark Hodgson/James Courter; Charlie Huisking & Huisking Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Joseph Holt & Paco Martinez-Alvarez; Randell Johnson & Bobby Jensen; Jonathan Moore & Thane Richmond-Moore; Ken Shelin; Robert Trisolini and Robert Nosal; David Wright and Marc Erwin       

We hope the following information will help make your contribution easy.  

Donations by check instructions: 

  1. Make your check payable to Asolo Theatre, Inc.
  2. In the Memo Line:  OUT@AsoloRep MDE Tribute Fund
  3. Molly Maginn, Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

Donation by credit card below.

Your contribution is a tax-deductible donation to the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Deadline to donate is March 31, 2023

Thank you for your gift.


OUT@AsoloRep Tribute Committee:

Molly Maginn, Asolo Repertory Theatre

Committee Members:

Kimberly Bleach

Ed Folts

Bobby Jensen

Randell Johnson

Ken Shelin


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