Dear Friends,

Welcome to Gulfshore Playhouse; we are so glad you’re joining us this season. Whether it is your first time here or your 50th, I want to bring your attention to all that we are because we are so much more than just an entertainment venue.

We are a Professional World-Class Theatre. This season is filled with outstanding, provocative plays and musicals, many of them written by Tony Award-winning playwrights and composers. You can expect to be entertained with Broadway-quality theatre created for you by a dynamic slate of the nation’s top actors, designers, and directors straight from New York and all around the country.

We are Gulfshore Playhouse Education. You can expect unparalleled in-school residencies customized for our area of schools; community partnerships with important organizations such as the Naples Philharmonic and The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida; and extraordinary programs such as our Teen Conservatory, offering pre-professional theatre training to teens from all over the country.

We are Audience Engagement. Did you know that our Synergy Series provides nearly 50 FREE opportunities to “dive deeper” through events like our pre-show discussions, Actor and Director Talkbacks, Curtain Conversations, and our Script Clubs presented in partnership with the Collier County Public Library? We also have a blog which brings you behind the scenes and into the room where it happens week after week.

We are New Works. Every year we receive 150 blind submissions of new plays from professional playwrights across the country. The top plays are selected, developed, and performed at a staged reading during our New Works Festival every fall. Several plays from this festival have become World Premieres at the Playhouse and have been produced at other theatres around the country.

We are Connection. We are Upliftment. We are Theatre Magic. And we are bringing all of the magic directly to you, right in your own backyard. You don’t need to fly to New York to see great theatre; a seat full of joy is waiting for you right here at Gulfshore Playhouse. I invite you to get in on what many of your friends already know and love. Whether you want to laugh and sing with us during our production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum or find out what all the buzz is about In the Next Room, join us this season – you’ll be glad you did. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Warm regards,

 

Kristen Coury

Kristen Coury

Founder and CEO