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Looking Back at How Far We’ve Come by Kristen Coury

  Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Gulfshore Playhouse As I sit down to write this blog, what enters my mind first and foremost is the enormous growth we’ve enjoyed over the past 5 years.  In 2007 we produced a grand show called “Romeo and Juliet Redefined” in the Cambier Park...

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The Life of an Intern by Maura Lohan

Maura Lohan is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Theatre Administration Intern. About a month ago, at a late hour I likely shouldn’t have been in the office, I thanked Kristen Coury for taking my opinions to heart. As an administrative intern at Gulfshore Playhouse, I have jumped on the bandwagon of wearing many hats with my duties in...

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The Faces in the Crowd by Cody Nickell

It’s been a busy few months at The Playhouse. We’ve designed, built, rehearsed, opened and closed two great shows, successfully celebrated our new season with a super fun fundraising party, played a round of golf with a very generous group of guys and gals, danced our butts off on Fifth Avenue’s Halloween party (I believe...

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AND A ONE AND A TWO by Brigitte Viellieu-Davis

Brigitte Viellieu-Davis plays Veronica in God of Carnage. As the last blogger from Reza in Rep, it was suggested that I write about the run, specifically doing one show as opposed to two—what was that like?  Well, I’ll start off by saying that I’m writing this from my family’s beach home, which is in Redington...

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“Rep-Tide” by Scott Greer

Scott Greer is playing Yvan in ‘Art’ and Michael in ‘God of Carnage’. A rip tide, according to Dictionary.com, is “a tide that opposes another or other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea”.  While acting in two plays by the same author at the same time may not quite fit the “opposing tides”...

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What Show Are We Doing? By Melanie J. Lisby

I’ve stage managed shows with all kinds of different schedules in my career: from six week rehearsal periods to six days; from two weeks of tech to one day; from 12 week runs to two day runs.  I’ve worked in rep situations before in a couple of different variations: one that spaced out beginnings of...

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Gators in Paradise by Laura Faye Smith

Laura Faye Smith is playing Annette in God of Carnage. As I type this, I have been in Naples for 37 days, almost to the minute.  It is mid-October and I am wearing shorts and a tank top and flip flops.  I have a tan.  I went stand up paddling this morning, and shopped this...

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Designing in Rep by Alok Wadhwani

Alok Wadhwani is the Scenic/Lighting Designer for ‘Art’ and ‘God of Carnage’ As most artists will tell you, it’s quite a challenge to take a blank canvas and turn it into a beautiful piece of art. Likewise, filling a blank stage with scenery and lighting for a magnificent piece of theatre can be challenging as...

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work by Tristan Carter

Tristan Carter is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Marketing Coordinator What’s better than opening one show this fall? Opening two shows this fall! The repertory aspect is a new frontier we’re trekking into: two shows, four actors, one director, one actor-director, five weeks, go! Join us, I promise this journey won’t be boring. Along the way, we are...

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The Art of Making Art by Kristen Coury

Doing “Reza in Rep” has been an exciting ride.  Parisian Yasmina Reza, is the only contemporary female playwright to have won two Tony Awards.  And guess what?  They happen to be ‘Art’ and God of Carnage, the two shows that we are doing in Rep!   What does Rep mean?  It means that I am directing...