JOHN PERINE (Director) is a director, performer, playwright, and educator originally from the Nashville, Tennessee area, and is now a full-time Education Associate at Gulfshore Playhouse. John earned his BF and MA in Theatre for Young Audiences from Samford University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, respectively. He has additionally worked professionally as a teaching artist with The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, The Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, and Lexington Children’s Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. In the fall, John directed Winnie the Pooh Kids in the inaugural partnership with the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Prior to arriving at Gulfshore Playhouse, notable directing credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (top three nominee for Best Director of the Decade and Best Musical of the Decade by Broadway World Birmingham), as well as Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses for the North Carolina Theatre for Young People and the world premiere of his play icarus × apollo for University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Centennial celebration. More about John’s work can be found at www.johnperine.com.