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“I AM SPOILED!!!!”
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“I AM SPOILED!!!!”

Marika Abe plays a Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  “I AM SPOILED!!!!” That’s what I’ve been telling my family, friends, and whoever has asked for my experience at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL. Hi! I’m Marika Abe and I’m playing one of the Proteans in A Funny Thing...

Like Dorothy in Oz
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Like Dorothy in Oz

Adrian Ries is the Music Director of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Greetings dear readers! I’m Adrian Ries, the music director and pianist for Gulfshore Playhouse’s currently running production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Forum. As is often the case, it behooves oneself to take stock...

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An Organization with Heart and Soul

Joel Markus is the Managing Director of Gulfshore Playhouse. I sit in my office– looking in the distance at the land where our new theatre and education building will sit– reflecting on my first three months at Gulfshore Playhouse. I consider myself very fortunate to be here. I’ve worked at many regional theatres before, but...

Turning the World Upside Down
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Turning the World Upside Down

Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director at Gulfshore Playhouse. If you know me, you know that I think Theatre can change the world. When the idea of doing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was first presented to me, I wasn’t sure this was the way forward in...

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A Funny Thing is Happening on the Way to THIS Forum

Kristen Mengelkoch plays the male servant, Pseudolus, in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Hi. My name is Kristen and I am playing Pseudolus in Gulfshore Playhouse’s upcoming production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Pseudolus is a man. So… There is something very magical happening...

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Directing an Epic

Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Gulfshore Playhouse. She is also the director of An Iliad. When Jeff Binder first walked into my office and pitched the idea of doing An Iliad, I was immediately torn. I said, “I LOVE directing one-man shows, and I would certainly love to direct one starring...

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#luckyplaywright by Jennifer Maisel

Jennifer Maisel wrote the play Eight Nights which was presented during this year’s New Works Festival. When good playwright things happen I use the hashtag #luckyplaywright.  In a business that’s mercurial, to say the least, when beautiful opportunities come my way it feels like the theatre gods are shining down on me.  And now they...

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Playwright Gold by Donna Hoke

Donna Hoke is the playwright of TEACH which will be presented as a staged reading on Friday, October 5th, 2018. On Tuesday night, we had our first rehearsal for TEACH, and even ten minutes in, I was overwhelmed by how fortunate I am to be offered such a wonderful collaborative opportunity, particularly for this play....