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Gulfshore Playhouse Announces First Annual New Works Festival


Gulfshore Playhouse announces their First Annual New Works Festival August 12 - 18, 2013, with three public readings on August 16 and 17. Gulfshore Playhouse will also present the hot new Broadway hit Venus in Fur by David Ives October 4 through 12, with two preview performances on October 2 and 3.

Gulfshore Playhouse's First Annual New Works Festival is an exciting new addition to their programming! Bringing together three playwrights and a team of actors and directors, this week-long festival will offer a place for each of the playwrights to hone their plays and then present their work to an audience.

Gulfshore Playhouse announces a call for submissions from playwrights and agents for consideration. The Festival will take place during one week, with rehearsal and writing time, culminating in three public readings, Friday August 16 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday August 17 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. at The Norris Center. Tickets for these productions are one play for $15, two plays for $25 and all three plays for $35. The Playhouse will pick three writers who will be invited to come to Naples and participate in The Festival. Authors interested should submit digital copies of plays that have not had a full production to Submitters will receive a confirmation for receipt of play, but no further contact will follow unless The Playhouse invites you to participate. Gulfshore Playhouse will announce selected playwrights June 1st.

"We are committed to fostering the growth of new works and supporting emerging playwrights. This New Works Festival is evidence of our deepening commitment to the growth of American Theatre," says Kristen Coury, Founder and Producing Artistic Director.

Venus in Fur by David Ives will be performing October 4 through 12, with two previews October 2 and 3. David Ives' new provocative comedy is sure to leave you breathless! Demanding playwright-director Thomas is searching for the perfect actress to bring his new vision to life. Enter Vanda. Very late and seemingly clueless, she convinces Thomas to give her a shot to audition for him. What follows is an intelligent and hilarious show that explores the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex and lust. This one is definitely not to be missed. 2013 - 2014 subscribers will receive a 10% discount on tickets to Venus in Fur.

Gulfshore Playhouse has announced its 2013-2014 season with five diverse productions, including a world premiere! The season includes: Something Intangible by Bruce Graham, the new spin on a classic holiday tale Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula, the World Premiere drama The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer, from the author of The Fox on the Fairway, Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot and the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now!

Gulfshore Playhouse is Naples' first and finest professional theatre company offering a variety of stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining productions from important classics to Broadway hits and innovative new works. Our shows are conceived and created in-house using a team of professional designers and technicians as well as Equity actors with credits ranging from Broadway shows to film and television. All productions will be performed at The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102.

The Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre Education Project serves Southwest Florida through a wide variety of unique educational opportunities. Our programming provides people from our diverse community accessibility to the art of theatre. Program offerings range from ART SMART, our in-school residencies which teach content curriculum through the lively art of theatre during the school day, to the STAR (Student Theatre Artist in Residence) after-school theatre classes and Theatre Summer Camps. We offer a variety of educational opportunities for adults, from rigorous internship programs to Professional Training Series workshops taught by professional actors and members of the Gulfshore Playhouse creative team, and our newly unveiled Synergy Series, a series of panel discussions and talk-backs relating to our Mainstage productions.

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