Gulfshore Playhouse

The Show Must Go On

Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples had to cancel its fifth annual New Works Festival, which was already in progress when Irma bore down on the Florida peninsula Sept. 10. That meant grapping with the logistics of getting flights for eight actors and four playwrights who had to return to Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and Montana.

In addition to cancelling its New Works Festival, the company has cancelled its opening play of the season, “Paradise.” Chosen from last year’s New Works Festival, it was supposed to open Oct. 14. (more…)

The Show Must Go On
Nancy Stetson Florida Weekly

Gulfshore Playhouse Education

Theater intensive brings aspiring young playwrights into the process


Gulfshore Playhouse offers aspiring playwrights between the ages of 13 and 18 an opportunity to create an original work and have it performed in a public reading by professional actors. The STARwrights program is a behindthe-scenes professional theater intensive where students work with Gulfshore Playhouse staff and guest artists to develop their writing skills, create a short play and attend Gulfshore Playhouse productions, panel discussions and opening night parties.



Sabine van Dam of Naples and her sister were 4 and 9 years old when their family put on all clothes they could wear, loaded their coat linings with valuables and slipped out the door of their Polish home forever. The sisters were close to the age of schoolchildren who will see their chilling story this year wherever the drama “In Flight: The Story of Sabine van Dam” is invited in Collier County schools. It’s a collaboration between the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida and Gulfshore Playhouse, based on van Dam’s life.



5th Annual New Works Festival

SEPT 7-16 2017

Tycho’s Fool by Ross Peter Nelson
Hungarian Rhapsody by Susan Cinoman
Buried Under a Blackbird Sky by Stephen Spotswood
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear by David MacGregor
Miss Keller Has No Second Book by Deb Hiett