Four 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.