“2019 MODERN WORKS FESTIVAL”: A playwriting contest, reading festival and celebration of women in theater, curated by the Urbanite’s co-Artistic Director Summer Dawn Wallace. Events include readings of the three finalists’ plays (“The Last Broadcast,” “Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King” and “Regular), a reading of the student contest winner’s work (“Testing Gold” by Lily Tanner”), a special performance of Roxanne Fay’s new one-woman work, “Thrice to Mine,” a talk with playwright Lauren Yee and various panel discussions. Through Oct. 13. Urbanite Theatre, 1487 Second St. 941-321-1397; urbanitetheatre.com “FST IMPROV: OUT OF BOUNDS”: FST Improv presents this competitive comedy show, featuring two teams vying for audience preference as they use different skits, impressions and activities to try to win. Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 21. Florida Studio Theatre, Bowne’s Lab, John C. Court Cabaret, 1247 First St. 941-366-9000; floridastudiotheatre.org “PINOCCHIO”: A family-friendly production of the classic tale about a mischievous puppet who learns about honesty, humanity and family when he pushes the boundaries his father has set for him. Oct. 12-Nov. 2. Florida Studio T...