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Here We Go Again!

Audrey Zielenbach is the Artistic Content Curator at Gulfshore Playhouse. It’s hard to believe that summer is at its end, and we are diving head first into season! The beginning of season means it’s nearly one of my favorite times of the year – the Annual New Works Festival. I’ve had the pleasure of helping...

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The Whirlwind Tour

Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director at Gulfshore Playhouse When people speak about something being a “whirlwind,” I imagine something happening at great speed in a short amount of time — so quickly it’s a blur before their very eyes. Despite the fact that my most recent trip lasted a week all-told...

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See You Later

Cory Dunn is the Production Manager at Gulfshore Playhouse.  Over the past three seasons, it has been my privilege to help serve the Naples community as Production Manager for Gulfshore Playhouse. In my time here, we have presented three world premieres (and two New Works Festivals!), a vibrant musical, and countless plays that made our...

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A Summer Under the Sea

Emma Sullivan is the Assistant Stage Manager for the STAR Academy summer programs. I didn’t expect to end up where I have. Four years ago, walking into the Gulfshore Playhouse office for the first time, I was strictly a writer learning how to write plays from people at a theatre I had never been to...

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A True Company

Ashley Brooks is the Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director. Here we are. It’s been one year since I moved to Naples to be the Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at Gulfshore Playhouse. I graduated from Florida State University in May 2017 and headed down to the humid, subtropical climate of Naples. I had...

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A Week in the (Theatre) Life

Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director at Gulfshore Playhouse. Having come out of an incredibly jam-packed and excitement-filled season, we Neapolitans like to believe we have some “downtime” in the summer. I remember the early days of Gulfshore Playhouse when we didn’t have any employees, and so the summertime was practically a...

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Putting it All Together

Audrey Zielenbach is the Artistic Content Curator at Gulfshore Playhouse. As the fabulous 2017-2018 season comes to a close, it’s time to start looking forward to 18-19 and all the wonders it will bring! Picking a season can be an elusive, challenging enigma of a process. Over the past few years, Kristen, Jeff Binder, and...

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Intern-View: Five Lessons

Christina Bignotti is the Marketing/Front of House Intern at Gulfshore Playhouse. It seems like yesterday I was driving down to Naples with my parents to move into my apartment. A million thoughts were running through my head about my internship at Gulfshore Playhouse. What would my responsibilities be? What would the staff be like? Will...

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The Brain Trust

Kristen Coury is the Producing Artistic Director at Gulfshore Playhouse and the Director of  The Mystery of Irma Vep. I want to create a revolution. After a very challenging week of tech for a mind-melting and exhausting show, The Mystery of Irma Vep, I am thrilled to say we opened a brilliant production. It took...

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Society’s Monsters and The Importance of Being Ridiculous

Audrey Zielenbach is the Artistic Content Curator for Gulfshore Playhouse. Art is the window through which we can see the past. From art we are able to see beyond what happened; we can see how what happened affected the people who experienced it. Artistic movements are interlinked through time, each one building off that which...