Makenzie E. I. Hinrichs is glad to be back in Naples for a second season with Gulfshore Playhouse. After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2017, GP became her first experience with equity theatre, and she has felt so grateful to start her professional journey here. “Their culture is so rich in collaborative creativity, profound professionalism, and a supportive, team-oriented mindset that gives everyone the encouragement to strive for greatness. I feel confident that GP has prepared me to go anywhere in this industry and thrive.” Makenzie has enjoyed learning the ropes of company management, and also has interests in stage management and performance. Some of her favorite experiences include stage managing The Illusion at UNK and RED at Crane River Theatre Company, choreographing a five-piece concert, Somebody’s Hero, and her piece Wanderer, and acting in The Threepenny Opera at UNK and with Crane River’s 2015 summer season.