“The performance was wonderful and an experience that students will long remember.”

-Gina Groch, Principal, Saint Ann School

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“Deeply moved, even to tears, our students insisted they felt as if they were present at the very events portrayed.”

-Lisa Rochefort, Donahue Academy

“The emotion and passion in this story is extremely authentic and moving–it depicts ordinary lives turned upside down.”

-8th Grade Student

“A genuine thank you for providing In Flight to our students in the Collier County Public Schools. The performance is engaging, tied to our curriculum, and beautifully performed by your actors and crew. Collier County Public Schools is committed to providing world-class arts education to our students. Combined with a shared cross-curricular dedication for integrating the arts into non-arts content areas, In Flight poignantly achieves both ends. Thank you for your work on this production, and we welcome any ways we could expand these opportunities to other students in CCPS.”

-Skip Pardee, District Coordinator, Fine Arts, Collier County Public Schools

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2018-2019 Programs
In Flight: The Story of Sabine van Dam

Intended Age: 5th – 12th Grade
Standards: Holocaust Studies, History, Social Studies, Language Arts, Theatre
*Play and Talkback: $850
*Play, Talkback, and Pre-Show Workshops: $1000

At four years old, Sabine was living happily with her parents, sister, and beloved housekeeper Nana in a beautiful house in the Hague. One morning, her mother told her to put on every piece of clothing and jewelry she owned, and the family walked out and shut the door behind them, never to return. In Flight is a tale of climbing barbed wire to cross borders, hiding in abandoned houses, and the triumph of Sabine’s luminous spirit in the face of terror, betrayal, and devastation.

This program, based on the true story of a local Holocaust survivor, has three components: pre-show workshops led by the staff of The Holocaust Museum (and possibly a trip to the Holocaust Museum), a play performed by four actors that can be presented in a classroom or auditorium, and a post-show talkback.

In Flight is a collaborative project between Gulfshore Playhouse and the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida.


The creation of In Flight was made possible by the generosity of:

The Martin Salomon Morton and Gustel Schreiber Morton Foundation

Cast of Characters

Sam Bostic (Naychem) is a 24-year-old performer who is from Fort Myers, FL. He attended Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va where he received his BFA in Acting. He is elated to be working with Gulfshore Playhouse. Favorite roles include Pippin in Pippin, Lucas in The Addams Family, and Elegba in In the Red and Brown Water.

KAYLEIGH CAMPO (Actor, In Flight: The Story of Sabine van Dam) is thrilled to be making her debut at Gulfshore Playhouse! Some previous credits include: New London Barn Playhouse (Director of The Snow Queen) and Missoula Children’s Theatre (Tour Actor-Director for Jungle Book, Peter & Wendy, and The Frog Prince). Kayleigh graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of West Florida in 2016. She would like to thank her family, friends and teachers for all their support and guidance in her endeavors!

Originally from Denver, Katie Cross (Hadassah) recently relocated to sunny Southwest Florida. Her theater credits include Sweet & Lucky (Denver Center/Third Rail Productions): The Tempest and Twelfth Night (Colorado Shakespeare Festival Outreach): She Kills Monsters (Aurora Fox Theater): Art Dog (Denver Children’s Theater): and 4,000 Miles (Cherry Creek Theater.) Her film credits include Belleville Cop, The Neapolitan, and College Pranks. She is thrilled to be making her Florida theater debut at Gulfshore Playhouse! www.katiecross.com

Rachael Lord (Sabine) is thrilled to be making her debut at Gulfshore Playhouse! She was a Singer/Dancer for RWS Entertainment Group and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Florida Southern College. Recent credits include: The Secret Garden (Martha), The Impossible Club (Cherry) at Winter Park Playhouse, and RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Woman (Faith) with Clandestine Arts. She has also been seen at The Naples Players in Catch Me If You Can and Legally Blonde!

To schedule a ThinkTheatre program, please contact Hester Kamin, Director of Education, at (239) 261-7529 x207 or at hkamin@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Special Thanks To:

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