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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....

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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...