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New Works Festival

September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019
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“The Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival has restored my faith that even in a time of reduced budget for the arts in this country, there is still a place nurturing new voices.”

– Laura Maria Censabella (Playwright of Paradise, featured in the Fourth Annual New Works Festival)

Gulfshore Playhouse’s Annual New Works Festival is a week-long developmental workshop for unproduced plays. Each fall, 3 playwrights are invited to Gulfshore Playhouse to work alongside a team of directors and professional actors to develop their play and present their work as a staged reading to a live audience.

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About the Plays

Wonderland by Michael Scanlan

Friday, September 13 at 8PM

Near Nellie Bly by Mark Loewenstern

Saturday, September 14 at 8PM

Picasso in Paris by Rich Rubin

Sunday, September 15 at 3PM

About the Playwrights

Michael Scanlan is a teacher, director and playwright who has written the book and lyrics for three innovative musicals. A dozen of his plays for young adults have been published by Samuel French and enjoy active production lives throughout the United States. In addition, several have been translated into other languages and have been performed in Africa and Europe. He has been working on WONDERLAND for a number of years and is delighted that Gulf Shore Playhouse is helping to bring it to fruition. He lives with his actress/teacher wife, Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, and they divide their time between Florida and Rhode Island.

Mark Loewenstern is a winner of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Fest and a three time finalist for the Heideman Award.  He is published in Best Ten Minute Plays of 2019, 30 Ten Minute Plays for 2 Actors, and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival Series.  He is currently writing a commissioned play for California Stage Company about real-life 59-year old female con-artist and serial killer Dorothea Puente which will premiere in January 2020.  Dramatist Guild Member #516.  www.markloewenstern.com

Rich Rubin’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. His full-length plays include Swimming Upstream (winner, Todd McNerney Playwright Award; finalist, Reva Shiner Comedy Award); Caesar’s Blood (finalist, Oregon Book Award; finalist, Ashland New Play Festival); Shakespeare’s Skull (winner, Portland Civic Theatre Guild New Play Award); Left Hook (finalist, Woodward-Newman Drama Award); Assisted Living (winner, Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest); Marilyn/MISFITS/ Miller (finalist, Julie Harris Playwright Award); and Cottonwood in the Flood (winner, Fratti-Newman Political Play Award). Member: Dramatists Guild, the New Play Exchange, and Portland’s Nameless Playwrights and LineStorm Playwrights. www.richrubinplaywright.com

Start: September 13, 2019
End: September 15, 2019
Event CategoryShow
Venue Name: The Norris Center
Address: 755 8th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
Phone: (239) 213-3058
Organizer Name: Gulfshore Playhouse
Phone: (239) 261-7529