A constant in Orlando is the shifting of theatrical venues.
It's a time of transition for FantasyLand Theatrical Productions, which lost its lease at Pointe Orlando on International Drive.
"We have already been in search of a newer home prior to this termination, and we will continue in securing a new home for early 2013," artistic director Christian St. John wrote in a message to patrons. "Our 2013 season will be slightly abbreviated but still produced with the same intensity and quality you have come to know and love. We hope that you take this time to support us in our transition, as this is not a goodbye, but a dimming of the lights in one space and bringing light to a new area."
The theater opened in the summer of 2010.
Meanwhile, several of Central Florida's smaller theater companies have banded together to form a "theater co-op" in a new space at 1824 W. Washington St., Orlando. It's called the Rocking Horse Theater Factory — appropriate, as the building is a former factory and warehouse.
Renegade Theatre and Howler's Theatre, which produce out-of-the-mainstream shows, are the primary participants. Sylvia Viles Vicchiullo of Renegade Theatre says she's still negotiating with other companies about joining the collaboration. The space will also be available to rent.
One group already plans to use the Rocking Horse. In the Wings Productions, with producers Samuel Butcher and Holly Frost, will stage "The Graduate" in February.