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And Then There Was One

It has been an astounding week. By the time of this blog’s publication on Tuesday, the festival will be over, we will have grudgingly and with heartfelt thanks sent the playwrights and actors home to their various cities, and we at Gulfshore Playhouse will be prepping for the start of rehearsal for The Mountaintop in...

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My 20-Year-Old New Play by Scott C. Sickles

Scott C. Sickles is the playwright of SHEPHERD’S BUSH, which is being featured in Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2nd Annual New Works Festival. Scott’s plays have been performed across the United States, as well as internationally in Canada, Australia, the UK, Singapore and Lebanon. Sickles has received multiple Emmy and WGA Award nominations as a part of...

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What I Would Have Hoped

Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Gulfshore Playhouse. This season, she will be blogging every Saturday.    Late Thursday evening, the night of our kick-off reading of RUST ON BONE by Bianca Sams, I was at home preparing for the rehearsal of SHEPHERD’S BUSH I had early the next morning.  Around...

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I Know These Characters Aren’t Real by Stephen Spotswood

Stephen Spotswood is the playwright of DOUBLEWIDE, one of the four plays being featured in Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2nd Annual New Works Festival. Stephen is a DC-based playwright whose work has been produced by Washington Rogues, Capital Fringe Festival, Active Cultures Theatre, Imagination Stage and Bright Alchemy Theatre. A staged reading of DOUBLEWIDE will be performed...

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STAR Isn’t Just a Catchy Title

Leah Shaeffer is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Director of Education. Leah is spearheading all of The Playhouse’s educational opportunities, including our STAR and ThinkTheatre programs.  Hello, friends!  Since I’m new to Gulfshore Playhouse this season and very new to this blog, I’d like to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Leah Shaeffer, and I...

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Embracing the Messy Bits by Bianca Sams

Bianca Sams is the playwright of RUST ON BONE, a finalist in Gulfshore Playhouse’s Second Annual New Works Festival. A staged reading of RUST ON BONE will be performed on Thursday September 4, 2014 at 8:00pm We all have them. We all try to hide them. You know what I’m talking about right …those imperfections,...

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The Work Is Barely Beginning

Cody Nickell is a professional actor and director, and serves as Gulfshore Playhouse’s Artistic Associate. This upcoming season, Cody will be directing Gulfshore Playhouse’s productions of THE MOUNTAINTOP and BODY AWARENESS and starring in JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL. Catch Cody’s perspective this season with weekly blogs being posted every Tuesday.  I have the honor and privilege...