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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...

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Did I Mention I Was Excited? by Cody Nickell

Rehearsals started this week for ‘Art’ and God of Carnage, the first two productions of the ’12-’13 season at Gulfshore Playhouse. The Playhouse is producing these two plays by Yasmina Reza in repertory, which means we are rehearsing them at the same time, and then opening and performing them at the same time.  Well, not the exact same time, that...

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Welcome to The Playhouse Perspective

Dear Friends, Welcome to the Gulfshore Playhouse blog: The Playhouse Perspective. In the coming months, we hope to give you an Insider’s view of Naples’ first and finest professional theatre company. With blog posts written by everyone from the actors on the stage to the technical and administrative staff, you will have the opportunity to...