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Four plays announced for New Works Festival

Kristen Coury is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Gulfshore PlayhouseFour plays have been chosen for Gulfshore Playhouse’s third annual New Works Festival, which will bring playwrights, actors and directors from across the country to The Norris Center Sept. 24-27. Each of the works is assigned a director and actors who work together for 14.5 hours before performing a public staged reading.

The New Works Festival allows playwrights to transition from writing in a solitary environment to adding actors and ultimately an audience to help them understand how their plays work in performance. Audience feedback is a vital part of the process.

“I am passionate about what I view as one of Gulfshore Playhouse’s most significant tasks: developing the next generation of contemporary playwrights and growing the canon of American theater,” Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, says.