New Works Fest Returns

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New Works Fest returns to Gulfshore Playhouse

Playwright Stephen Spotswood and Director Kristen Coury during the talkback following the reading of DOUBLEWIDE
Playwright Stephen Spotswood and Director Kristen Coury during the talkback following the reading of DOUBLEWIDE

Plays are meant to be watched, not read. That’s why Kristen Coury loves her annual New Works Festival: It’s a chance to see a play finally come alive onstage – actors, audience and all.
“Actors get inside these characters for the first time,” says Coury, founder and producing artistic director for Gulfshore Playhouse in downtown Naples. “You get to see how they work onstage. It’s so vital to the process.