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Our Mission

Welcome to the South Plantation Friends of the Theatre website. Here you will find information on past, present and future events and activities supported by the Friends of the Theatre to benefit the South Plantation High School Theater program.

Friends of the Theatre is a parent booster club for the South Plantation High School drama program. Our mission is to enhance the value of education of the arts through community involvement and parental participation.

We were incorporated under the name South Plantation Friends of the Theatre in 2006 to support theatre, arts and education at South Plantation High School which is located in Broward County, Florida.


Non-Profit Status

The Friends of the Theatre is recognized in the state of Florida as a non-profit organization but does not have 501-3c status. All donations are tax deductable and should be made out directly to South Plantation High School with "drama department" in the note field.


FOTT Meetings

FOTT meetings are generally held once a month at 6:30pm in the Paladin Playhouse lobby. All meetings are open to the general public.

The FOTT meets in the Paladin Playhouse lobby to discuss ways we can help make this year a successful one for all the students participating in the theater program.

FOTT welcomes all who want to make a difference in the lives of these great students.


What We Do
Our organization and it's volunteers support the SPHS drama program in many ways including:

  • Fundraising
  • Awards Scholarships
  • Organize and staff concessions for performances
  • Providing transporation to students as needed
  • Purchasing meals for rehearsals (from monies provided by the students)
  • Assist in buiding sets
  • Assisting the theatre directors whenever possible


2013-14 Board of Directors

President.......................... Dorian Waserman
Vice President.................. Linda Direktor
Recording Secretary.......... Barbara Rogus
Corresponding Secretary... Dean Kautzmann
Treasurer......................... Tina Oda
Fund Raising Chair............ Open
Historian.......................... Tina Oda


Contact Us

South Plantation Friends of the Theatre
c/o Jason Zembuch
1300 SW 54th Ave.
Plantation, FL 33317
(754) 323-2033

Email: info@fott.org

Friends of the Theatre Meeting Minutes

Ever wonder what all we talk about at an FOTT meeting? Wonder no more. You can now download and review the minutes from our last meeting right here. (Windows Word .doc format)

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

Our fearless leader,
Jason Zembuch

A Great Time at the FOTT Spring Picnic

Sunday, May 23, 2010 the Friends of the Theatre threw it's first annual Spring Picnic Celebration at Fig Tree Park in Plantation. Joe Martinez coordinated all the food and deserves special recognition for making the day such a great success!

All the parents and students brought a contribution...from salads to watermelons to cupcakes...there was a ton of food!

We played kickball (the parents beat the kids!), volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and football. It was just a great way to celebrate a year of great accomplishment for the theater kids at South and our way of letting them know how proud we are of them.

Picnic Group Pic
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Why We Do What We Do

FOTT Historian Tina Oda put together this presentation for The Yellow Boat "Meet the Director" night at the beginning of the year. I reminds us of why we do what we do.

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Friends of the Theatre 2009 Legacy Gift

The South Plantation Friends of the Theatre is pleased to announce our 2009 legacy gift to the theater program. FOTT President Denis White spearheaded the concept of leaving a legacy gift that future Friends of the Theatre could use for generations to come. To this end, your Friends of the Theatre has purchased a professional concession stand! Gone will be the wooden tables and plastic bins filled with ice. Next year your concessions will be bought and sold from a beautiful stainless steel, portable refrigerator- complete with a butcher block top!

Similar to the "bars on wheels" some of us (not me of course! wink) have seen in local beach clubs, the concession stand is being retrofitted with side bars to hold candy, cookies, donuts and other delectables while housing all canned drinks in the 4' x 8' (approximate) refrigerated bin. The unit is on casters and can be rolled in and out of the lobby and stored in the closet when not in use.

Denis White's company, Allegra Printing (which has faithfully donated printing services to the Paladin Playhouse for the last four years that I know of!) is creating artwork to attach to the new concession stand to complete the professional look.

It is our hope that this legacy gift will be used for years to come by future Friends of the Theatre and the students they serve.

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