The Synergy Series. Dig Deeper.

How can I better understand what it takes to make these shows happen?

I’d love to be able to interact with the people on-stage and behind the scenes.

I want to continue the conversation started by the play. How can I do that?

Our Synergy Series offers you the opportunity to engage with The Playhouse in a variety of stimulating ways beyond just seeing a play. From actor and director blogs and talk backs, to partnerships with area libraries, to panel discussions and more, if we have piqued your interest with a production, we are opening new avenues for you to deepen your understanding of our show and the themes surrounding it.

Please read on for additional information or select a link to the right to see each show’s Synergy Series events.

The Synergy Series Features
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussions will feature experts from Southwest Florida discussing the themes and topics from each play, which will allow audience members to continue exploring. Moderated by Producing Artistic Director, Kristen Coury, the panel will be interviewed briefly about its experience with the play and then the discussion will be opened up to field questions from the audience.

The Merchant of Venice:
Sun, April 2, 2017

Panelist:
Jeff Binder, Artistic Associate


The Christians:
Sun, May 7, 2017

Panelists:
Reverend Catherine M. O’Connell
Administrative Pastor at First Christian Church Naples

Reverend Michael Junkroski
Sr. Minister at First Christian Church Naples

Actor & Director Talk-Back

Members will be able to join the cast after the show for a Q&A about the process, the show, or even just to learn what it’s like to be an actor. Actor & Director Talk-Backs will take place the second Thursday of each production following the evening performance.

The Merchant of Venice:
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The Christians:
Thu, May 4, 2017

Script Club

Learn how theatre artists translate what’s on the page to the stage! Through a unique partnership with the Collier County Public Libraries, Script Club will consist of book club-style discussions surrounding the scripts for Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2016-2017 productions, diving into the themes and topics of each text as well as teaching the art of script reading and interpretation. With meetings at Naples Regional Library and South Regional Library, this free program is accessible and open to all in our community!

The Merchant of Venice:
March 28 at South Regional Library (4-5:30 PM)
March 30, at The Norris Center (2-3:30PM)
March 7, at Naples Regional Library (3-4:30PM)

The Christians:
May 2 at South Regional Library (4-5:30 PM)
April 4, at Naples Regional Library (3-4:30PM)

Pre-show discussions

Delve into the themes and topics of a performance before you see it by engaging in a group discussion with a member of the Gulfshore Playhouse artistic staff! Pre-show discussions begin 45 minutes prior to the show on their specified date.

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Sun, Feb 26 at 2:15pm; Wed, Mar 1 at 7:15pm

The Merchant of Venice: Sun, Mar 26 at 2:15pm; Wed, Mar 29 at 2:15pm and 7:15pm; Sun, Apr 9 at 2:15pm; Wed, Apr 12 at 2:15pm and 7:15pm

The Christians: Sun, Apr 30 at 2:15pm; Wed, May 3 at 2:15pm and 7:15pm; Sun, May 14 at 2:15pm; Wed, May 17 at 7:15pm

ADMISSION IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, except as noted. Show attendance not required.